30 € / 15 € (-18 ans)


Isabelle Aboulker

April 25 to May 05, 2024

30 € / 15 € (-18 ans)

Mathieu Romano, James Bonas and Ewan Jones coordinate the multiple talents of the Maîtrise – singing, theatre and dance – at the service of a utopia that will amuse young audiences and adults eager to share their love of opera, as much as it will make them think.

A youth embracing social codes but vanishing into thin air; another refusing the assignment and living in hiding. A society promoting fictitious happiness; another running away from the Law and from sight. Growing up or refusing to do so, leaving or staying. Two worlds, half a choice to be made straddling borders.

Commissioned by the Opéra‑Comique for the Maîtrise Populaire, this operatic fiction is based on a libretto by Adrien Borne, who drew inspiration from his workshops with the Maîtrise’s pupils, and on a score written by the greatest composer for children’s voices, Isabelle Aboulker.

Creation on a libretto by Adrien Borne. Music composed by Isabelle Aboulker.

Composer Isabelle Aboulker, • Libretto Adrien Borne • Musical direction Mathieu Romano • Artistic direction of the Maîtrise Populaire Sarah Koné • Stage direction James Bonas • Performers of the Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra-Comique • Orchestra Les Frivolités Parisiennes

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Estimated duration : 1h, no intermission - Salle Favart
30 € / 15 € (-18 ans)

Show performed in French with French and English surtitles

The doors of the opera-house open 45 minutes before the performance.

Audio description (EN)

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
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People with reduced mobility

16 seats are dedicated to people with reduced mobility, on reservation at the box office or by phone. Access to the lift is located 5 rue Favart
+33 1 70 23 01 44 |

Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Headsets and magnetic loops are available at the ticket inspection desk, on deposit of your ID. Material in Braille and large prints is available free of charge, on site.

Relax sessions

Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

Aged 10 and older

Les pléiades

Around the show
As you will discover, each lyrical production will be supported by “Pleiades” extending and enriching its content in accessible, offbeat, prospective or intimate formats.

Before the show

To discover

45 minutes before the performance : The keys to the show with the dramaturge of the Opéra Comique.

Salle Bizet | Free

To relax

The intermission bar offers drinks and light refreshments as soon as the theatre doors open.


Relax session | Sunday 28 April at 3 pm
Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show. 


Audiodescription (In French) | Sunday 28 April at 3 pm and Thursday 30 April at 2:30 pm (schools)
This opera is available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.


Biographie Isabelle Aboulker
Isabelle Aboulker
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Adrien Borne
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Musical direction
Mathieu Romano
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Artistic direction of the Maîtrise Populaire de l'Opéra-Comique
Sarah Koné
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Biographie James Bona
Stage direction
James Bonas
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Biographie Ewan Jones
Ewan Jones
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Biographie Thibault Vancraenenbroeck
Decor and costumes
Thibault Vancraenenbroeck
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Laïs Foulc
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Lights assistant
Sébastien Böhm
Biographie Emmanuelle Chimento
Stage assistant
Emmanuelle Chimento
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Katia Weimann ©Gilles Erard
Vocal coach
Katia Weimann
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Concert de la Maîtrise Populaire © Quentin Croisard
Maîtrise Populaire de l'Opéra-Comique
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Les Frivolités Parisiennes
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Commissioned by Opéra-Comique for the Maîtrise Populaire

Opéra de Toulon

The performers

The child 1 - Alternating roles
Victor Ozanne-Cojbuc, Thursday 25 April, Sunday 28 April and Friday 3 May
Iyad Mensou, Tuesday 30 April and Sunday 5 May

The child 2 - Alternating roles
Maxence Hermann, Tuesday 30 April and Sunday 5 May
Jade-Olivia Oumi,Thursday 25 April, Sunday 28 April and Friday 3 May

Nina Rachel Masclet

Pinta Malvina Missio

Santa Maria Airelle Groleau

Mawrick Colin Renoir-Buisson

Puiseur Tiago Lucet-Remy

Micha Calvez Richer, Thursday 25 April, Sunday 28 April and Friday 3 May
Marthe Leon, Tuesday 30 April and Sunday 5 May

1st Face: Judith Gasnier
2nd Face: Diane Soliveres
3rd Face: Iocha Koltes
4th Face: Anne-Lise Dumont
5th Face: Liv Basset
6th Face: Maya Hatchondo
7th Face: Camille Flament

Barbara: Jeanne Renoux
Margaux: Jaymee Clarin
Albert: Leo Bianconi-Simon
Colette: Sun Creola
Johanna: Ramatoulaye Sall
Arnold: Giacomo Rattenni
Samuel: Emma Wirz

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Sponsors of the Opéra-Comique's Maîtrise Populaire

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