First year of the Maîtrise populaire de l'Opéra Comique

Back to school at Rue François Miron for the pupils of the Collège François Couperin in Paris.

Published on 12 September 2016

Photo © Stefan Brion

On Monday 12 September the pupils attended their first singing, playing, dance, piano and musical notation classes (not to forget clap dance) of the 2016-17 school year. Opening its doors to the first year of the Maîtrise populaire de l'Opéra Comique is also a big first for our national institution.

A total of 105 pupils on two stories and a large covered playground on ground floor shared by other classes. Three centuries on one side, one day on the other! Presented in this way, this sounds like an exceptional event. In effect, artistic activities at the Collège Couperin began some eight years ago and all the credit goes to Sarah Koné and the teams of La Compagnie sans Père who offer this educational supplement to all those who passed the audition. By coming to Rue Favart, the pupils of Rue Miron are crossing a stage and laying the foundation stone in the construction of their project. Hopefully, this association will increase the pathways and opportunities for the advancement of work and quality. The purpose of the Opéra Comique is to develop a professionalizing path from secondary school to university with the hope that this new blood will enliven its internal life and shake up habits.

We'll keep you informed. 

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The Maîtrise Populaire of the Opéra-Comique

The Maîtrise Populaire de l'Opéra-Comique, is an artistic, educational and social project founded by Sarah Koné. It accompanies 120 young people aged 8 to 25 and trains them in the performing arts throughout their schooling.

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