Fantasio

Jacques Offenbach

#Fantasio

Théâtre du Châtelet

from 12
to 27 February 2017

Dates

12 February 2017 4.00 pm

14 February 2017 8.00 pm

16 February 2017 8.00 pm

18 February 2017 8.00 pm

20 February 2017 8.00 pm

22 February 2017 8.00 pm

All dates

Information

0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)

Production record & broadcast

by France Musique and culturebox

Price

€135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6

Book

23 February 2017

Don't miss Fantasio on Culturebox !

This work by Jacques Offenbach very nearly disappeared forever in the fire that destroyed the Opéra Comique in 1887! Restored in 2013 Fantasio is revived today thanks to Thomas Jolly and Laurent Campellone. Discover this little-known opera from...

20 February 2017

Meeting Thomas Jolly on Saturday 18 February 2017

Thomas Jolly is everywhere. The young director, indefatigable talker and drama proselyte was at the foyer Diaghilev at the Théâtre du Châtelet on Saturday 18 February, along with Sylvain Ledda, a Musset scholar, for a meeting led by Agnès Terrier....

13 February 2017

Extracts from Fantasio

Discover extracts from Fantasio by Jacques Offenbach directed by Laurent Campellone directed by Thomas Jolly for the Opéra Comique 2017 season ouverture. From 12 to 27 February at the Théâtre du Châtelet Read more about the show > Book now Music direction Laurent Campellone Staging Thomas Jolly Artistic collaboration Alexandre Dain Scenery Thibaut Fack Costumes Sylvette Dequest Lights Antoine Travert, Philippe Berthomé Musical assistant Claire Levacher Staging assistant Katja Krüger Staging assistant for the choir Pier Lamandé Costume creation assistant Magali Perrin Toinin Choral director Martin Surot Chief of choir Mathieu Romano Fantasio Marianne Crebassa Le roi de Bavière Franck Leguérinel La princesse Elsbeth Marie-Eve Munger Le prince de Mantoue Jean-Sébastien Bou Marinoni Loïc Félix Flamel Alix Le Saux Sparck Philippe Estèphe Facio Enguerrand de Hys Max Kévin Amiel Hartmann Flannan Obé Rutten, le tailleur, le garde Suisse Bruno Bayeux Choir Chœur Aedes Orchestra Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Production Opéra Comique Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opéra de Rouen – Normandie, Opéra national de Montpellier, Croatian National Theater in Zagreb Corealisation Théâtre du Châtelet Editor D'après l'édition critique de Jean-Christophe Keck OEK - Boosey & Hawkes- Bote & Bock, Berlin Vidéo réalisée par Julien Condemine

13 February 2017

04 February 2017

Preview from Fantasio

Discover the trailer of Fantasio now ! Book From 12 to 27 February at the Théâtre du Châtelet​ Bravo to the team : Thomas Jolly​, Laurent Campellone​, Marianne Crebassa​, Franck Leguérinel, Marie-Eve Munger​, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Loïc Félix, Alix Le Saux, Philippe Estèphe​, Enguerrand de Hys​, Kévin Amiel​, Flannan Obé, Bruno Bayeux, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France​, Choeur Aedes​... Thanks to Julien Condemine​ for this vidéo  

Chargement en cours

In the tradition of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Offenbach’s score, to a libretto by de Musset, had partially disappeared during the fire that destroyed the Opéra Comique. The production, directed by Thomas Jolly, rises from its ashes.

Opéra-comique in three acts to a libretto by Paul de Musset premiered at the Opéra Comique in 1872

The student Fantasio dreams of changing his life. The court jester has just died. And if he took his place? But no one loved the dead jester more than princess Elsbeth, betrothed by her father to the prince of Mantua in a political union. The young jester will convince the princess to obey her heart. How far will she let herself be seduced?
Offenbach owed Musset one of his first successes, La Chanson de Fortunio. A Fantasio reworked by the poet's brother could make him dream with its Romantic colors. But the 1872 premiere followed the defeat of Sedan and the public rejected Offenbach's claim to do something other than operetta. The score to Fantasio was recycled in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and eventually partly disappeared in the fire that destroyed the Opéra Comique. 
Reconstructed in 2013, it is now entrusted to Laurent Campellone and Thomas Jolly, whose dramaturgic work was made public on its inception in 2015, along with the "Chroniques de Fantasio", which can still be seen on the Opéra Comique website. 
The Opéra Comique will first perform Fantasio at the Théâtre du Châtelet, later to be closed owing to renovation work. Like scaffolding, the spirit of collaboration maintains the youthfulness of institutions. In the late nineteenth century the Opéra Comique itself settled on this very Place du Châtelet during eleven years owing to works.

Music direction, Laurent Campellone
Staging, Thomas Jolly

With Marianne Crebassa, Franck Leguérinel, Marie-Eve Munger, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Loïc Félix, Alix Le Saux, Philippe Estèphe, Enguerrand de Hys, Kevin Amiel, Flannan Obé, Bruno Bayeux

Choir Aedes
Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France 

Before the show

Introduction to Fantasio, 45 min before the show, Foyer Diaghilev. Free entrance with the ticket.
Chantez Fantasio, 45 min before the show, Foyer Nijinsky. Free entrance with the ticket.

Meet the artists of the production Saturday 18 February at 4pm, Foyer Nijinsky. Free entrance on inscription >

Music direction Laurent Campellone

Staging Thomas Jolly

Artistic collaboration Alexandre Dain

Scenery Thibaut Fack

Costumes Sylvette Dequest

Lights Antoine Travert, Philippe Berthomé

Musical assistant Claire Levacher

Staging assistant Katja Krüger

Staging assistant for the choir Pier Lamandé

Costume creation assistant Magali Perrin Toinin

Choral director Martin Surot

Chief of choir Mathieu Romano

Fantasio Marianne Crebassa

Le roi de Bavière Franck Leguérinel

La princesse Elsbeth Marie-Eve Munger

Le prince de Mantoue Jean-Sébastien Bou

Marinoni Loïc Félix

Flamel Alix Le Saux

Sparck Philippe Estèphe

Facio Enguerrand de Hys

Max Kévin Amiel

Hartmann Flannan Obé

Rutten, le tailleur, le garde Suisse Bruno Bayeux

Choir Chœur Aedes

Orchestra Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Production Opéra Comique

Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opéra de Rouen – Normandie, Opéra national de Montpellier, Croatian National Theater in Zagreb

Corealisation Théâtre du Châtelet

Editor D'après l'édition critique de Jean-Christophe Keck OEK - Boosey & Hawkes- Bote & Bock, Berlin

Synopsis

Fantasio, a melancholy and jaded young man, wishes to change his life. Now the court jester has just died. He decides, on a whim, to put on the jester’s costume and covet his place at court. There he can hear the lamentations of princess Elsbeth, betrothed in a political union which does not please her at all. Fantasio will take malicious pleasure in thwarting the king’s plans and making mischief as he wants the princess to obey her heart and live.

Prices for 18-35 years old

For the first production of the season, the Opéra Comique offers a special-priced rate for people between ages 18 to 35. The work is staged by Thomas Jolly and performed at the Théâtre du Châtelet in categories D and E.

€25 for people -25 years old (série D & F)
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€35 for people -35 years old (série D & E)
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Running time

2 hours 45, including intermission

Doors open Opéra comique in 3 acts 165 min End of the event

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