Mârouf, savetier du Caire

Henri Rabaud


Salle Favart

from 23
to 29 April 2018


23 April 2018 8.00 pm

25 April 2018 8.00 pm

27 April 2018 audiodescription 8.00 pm

29 April 2018 audiodescription 3.00 pm

All dates


0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)


135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6 €


Opéra comique in five acts. Libretto by Lucien Népoty. Premiered at the Opéra Comique on 15 May 1914.

Fleeing a shrewish wife and a thousand other perils, a humble cobbler, Marouf, is saved by his nerve and the love of a sultan’s daughter. Picturesque characters, crowd scenes, magical apparitions and coups de théâtre follow one another at the gates of the desert.

When France still enjoyed its colonial power status, the public acclaimed Marouf, savetier du Caire, a delightful musical depiction of an Orient of sultans and genies composed by Ravel’s contemporary, whose “healthy good humor” appealed to Fauré. The Opéra Comique experienced its greatest success of the interwar period with these picaresque adventures drawn on The Arabian Nights and disseminated worldwide.

Jérôme Deschamps revives his 2013 highly inventive staging and Jean-Sébastien Bou his virtuosic interpretation of the title role. Marc Minkowski returns to the Opéra Comique with this forgotten pillar of the repertoire.

Resumption of the 2013 production.


Music direction, Marc Minkowski
Staging, Jérôme Deschamps

With Jean-Sébastien Bou, Vannina Santoni, Jean Teitgen, Franck Leguérinel, Lionel Peintre, Aurélia Legay, Valerio Contaldo, Luc Bertin-Hugault, Yu Shao

Choir, Choeur de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux
Orchestra, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine


Music direction Marc Minkowski

Staging Jérôme Deschamps

Scenery Olivia Fercioni

Costumes Vanessa Sannino

Lights Marie-Christine Soma

Choreography Peeping Tom (Franck Chartier)

Staging assistants Damien Levèfre, Sophie Bricaire

Marouf Jean-Sébastien Bou

Princesse Saamcheddine Vannina Santoni

Le sultan Jean Teitgen

Le vizir Franck Leguérinel

Ali Lionel Peintre

Fattoumah Aurélia Legay

Le fellah, premier marchand Valerio Contaldo

Ahmad Luc Bertin-Hugault

Le chef des marins, un ânier, premier muezzin, premier homme de police Yu Chao

Choir Chœur de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux

Orchestra Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine

Production Opéra Comique

Resumption in co-productionwith the Opéra National de Bordeaux

Before the show

  • Presentation of the production 45 minutes before the performance.
  • Sing Marouf 45 minutes before the performance.
  • Meet the artists of the production on Tuesday 24 April at 7 pm

Running time

3 hours, including intermission

Doors open Opéra-comique180 min End of the event

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Meeting the artists

from 06 February to 18 December 2018

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