Le voyage dans la lune

Jacques Offenbach


The show is broadcast online

from 18
to 24 April 2021


18 April 2021 audiodescription 3.00 pm

19 April 2021 8.00 pm

22 April 2021 8.00 pm

23 April 2021 8.00 pm

24 April 2021 audiodescription 8.00 pm

All dates


+33 (0)1 70 23 01 31 / Estimated duration: 2h

Ages 10 and up

It is well known that Moon-dwellers are called the Sélénites. What many people are less familiar with is that love and ambition do not exit among them. Sélénites are thus extremely surprised when three Earth-people, the prince Caprice, the king V’lan and Microscope the astronomer, land on the Moon. Their food supplies — elixirs and apples — will soon have a devastating impact…

This Offenbach Opéra-féérie, inspired by two novels of Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon and Journey to the center of the Earth, met with resounding success in 1875. Compelling songs, enchanting or humorous ballets, lively choirs, a procession of amazing characters … set a richly plotted story, which ends on a wonderful Earth-light.

Laurent Pelly and Agathe Mélinand adapted this exceptional artwork to the Salle Favart as well as to the many talents of the Opéra Comique’s Maîtrise Populaire. Under Alexandra Cravero’s brisk baton, the ‘Frivolités Parisiennes’ wholeheartedly revive this great musical comedy, with music, inventiveness and a team spirit which will dazzle young and old.

Opéra-féérie in four acts. Libretto by Albert Vanloo, Eugène Leterrier et Arnold Mortier
Created in 1875 at the Théâtre de la Gaité

Estimated timing, 2h
Performing in French and English surtitles

Musical direction Mathieu Romano**
Stage direction Laurent Pelly

With Franck Leguérinel, Ludmilla Bouakkaz*, Arthur Roussel* : solistes de la Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique

Choir Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique* (Artistic direction - Sarah Koné)
Orchestra Les Frivolités Parisiennes


Musical direction Mathieu Romano**

Stage direction Laurent Pelly

Libretto adaptation and new version of the des dialogues Agathe Mélinand

Decor Barbara de Limburg

Costumes Laurent Pelly

Lights Joël Adam

V’lan Franck Leguérinel

Fantasia Ludmilla Bouakkaz*

Caprice Arthur Roussel*

Soloists* and choir Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique (Musical direction: Sarah Koné)

Orchestra Les Frivolités Parisiennes

Production Opéra Comique

Coproduction Opéra National Grec, Angers Nantes Opéra

** Alexandra Cravero has been involved in a car accident and won't be back on her feet to direct "Le Voyage dans la lune".

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