La Princesse légère
to 11 March 2018
9 March 2018 audiodescription 10.00 am
9 March 2018 8.00 pm
10 March 2018 audiodescription 3.00 pm
10 March 2018 8.00 pm
11 March 2018 11.00 am
11 March 2018 4.00 pm
0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)
Ages 8 and up
60, 50, 40, 30, 25, 20, 12, 6 €
La Princesse légère
09 March 2018 audiodescription 10.00 am Book
09 March 2018 8.00 pm Book
10 March 2018 audiodescription 3.00 pm Book
10 March 2018 8.00 pm Book
11 March 2018 11.00 am Book
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Opera in two acts composed by Violeta Cruz. Libretto by Gilles Rico after the tale by George MacDonald. World premiere on 13 December 2017 at the Opéra de Lille
Once upon a time there was a princess, a long desired single child, cursed on birth by a witch to have absolute lightness: physical lightness that prevented her from touching the ground, mental lightness that made her laugh at everything. The king and the queen wondered what could be done with a daughter who could not grasp the gravity of things. Luckily, the princess was adventurous.
Written for children and those with a child’s soul, George MacDonald’s tales enchanted J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll. The Light Princess calls to mind, with humor and poetry, the way children confront the gravity of the adult world and how parents learn to recognize the uniqueness of each child.
Violeta Cruz and Jos Houben devised a score and an entertainment that arise from the sonorous outbursts of life in which electronics meet chanson, concrete sounds and the sound palette of opera.
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Composition, Violeta Cruz
Music direction, Jean Deroyer
Staging, Jos Houben and Emily Wilson
With Jeanne Crousaud, Majdouline Zerari, Jean-Jacques L’Anthöen, Nicholas Merryweather, Kate Colebrook, Guy-Loup Boisneau
Orchestra, Ensemble Court-Circuit
Music direction Jean Deroyer
Staging Jos Houben and Emily Wilson
Scenery and costumes Oria Puppo
Lights Nicolas Simonin
IRCAM musical computing Augustin Muller
Moves collaboration Eric Nesci
Magician Carmelo Cacciato
Music assistant Pierre Dumoussaud
Scenery assistant Roberta Chiarito
Costumes assistant Clémentine Tonnelier
Chief of choir Juliette Journaux
La princesse, nourrice 1 Jeanne Crousaud
La reine Majdouline Zerari
Le prince, le narrateur Jean-Jacques L’Anthöen
Le roi Nicholas Merryweather
Le docteur Déjanthé, nourrice 2 Kate Colebrook
Le Docteur Malofoi, le page Guy-Loup Boisneau
Orchestra Ensemble Court Circuit
Commission and production Opéra Comique
Co-production Opéra de Lille, IRCAM, Ensemble Court Circuit
Before the show
- Presentation of the production 45 minutes before the performance.
- Sing La Princesse légère 45 minutes before the performance (except for school performances).
With the support of
1 hour and a half, without intermission
Doors open Opéra85 min End of the event
Let your children discover the joys of opera!
From 23 Febrary to 11 March :
With the Carte Mainate, children have a privileged access to the Opéra Comique. They enjoy a 50% discount and their parents a 10% discount on all the programing* for a convivial family outing. Seats in ‘family boxes’ near the exits are also available.
The Carte Mainate costs €15 per family
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