La guerre des théâtres - young audience

La guerre des théâtres - young audience

A musical performance with puppets

For ages 8 and up

Version for young audiences of La guerre des théâtres scheduled on 8 April at 8pm.

Jean-Philippe Desrousseaux, designing, puppets directing

With Bruno Coulon, Sandrine Buendia, Jean-François Novelli, Arnaud Marzorati
La clique des Lunaisiens

Performance duration: 1h20 with no intermission


To compel recognition against the official stages of the Opéra and the Comédie-Française, the Opéra Comique in the Age of Enlightenment worked wonders of ingenuity. At the big Parisian fairs, its troupe delighted a large public by alternately drawing from vaudeville, monologue, pantomime… From one of Louis Fuzelier’s successes, La Matrone d’Éphèse – or how love brings back to life a young grieving widow – singers, puppeteers and musicians revive these theatrical tribulations. Obstinate and somewhat impertinent, the Opéra Comique ushered in three centuries of operatic creation.


Jean-Philippe Desrousseaux, designing, puppets directing
Petr Řezač, sculpture of puppets
Katia Řezačová, painting and costumes of puppets
François-Xavier Guinnepain, lights
Françoise Rubellin, dramatic advisor

Bruno Coulon, Arlequin
Sandrine Buendia, soprano
Jean-François Novelli, tenor
Arnaud Marzorati, baritone and artistic direction
La clique des Lunaisiens

Production, Les Lunaisiens
Co-production, Opéra Comique, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles