Fantasio
165, 135, 110, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €

Fantasio

Jacques Offenbach

December 13 to 23, 2023

165, 135, 110, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €
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In 2017, Laurent Campellone and Thomas Jolly revived this recently recovered jewel. Performed at the Châtelet during the Opéra-Comique’s restoration, the show is now returning to the place that inspired it, with Gaëlle Arquez in one of the finest cross-dressing roles of the repertoire.

Young Fantasio has lost interest in life and dreams about changing skin. Just as the King’s jester dies… Why not step in? No one loved the deceased as much as  Princess Elsbeth, but she’s been doomed to a stark marriage of convenience. 

The new court jester prompts the princess to listen to her heart. But how far will she surrender?

Offenbach met Musset at the Comédie-Française and owed him his initial success “La chanson de Fortunio”. The romantic dimension of Fantasio as revisited by the poet’s brother totally inspired him. 

Libretto by Paul de Musset based on the theatre play by Alfred de Musset
Created at the Opéra-Comique on 18th January 1872

Musical direction Laurent Campellone• Stage direction Thomas Jolly • With Gaëlle Arquez, Jodie Devos, Franck Leguérinel, Jean-Sébastien Bou, François Rougier, Anna Reinhold, Thomas Dolié, Mathieu Justine, Yoann Le Lan, Virgile Frannais, Bruno Bayeux, Louison Bayeux, Juliette Gauthier • Choir Ensemble Aedes • Orchestre de chambre de Paris

 

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Estimated duration : 2h45, including intermission - Salle Favart
165, 135, 110, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €

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 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

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.

Accessibility

Relax session | Sunday 17 December 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) | Friday 15 December at 8 pm and Sunday 17 December at 3 pm
This opera is available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.

Distribution

Musical direction
Laurent Campellone
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Stage direction
Thomas Jolly
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Artistic collaboration
Alexandre Dain
Decor
Thibaut Fack
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Costumes
Sylvette Dequest
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Lights
Antoine Travert
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Lights
Philippe Berthomé
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Musical assistant*
Guillemette Daboval
Stage assistant and playwright
Katja Krüger
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stage assistant for the choir
Pier Lamandé
Observer staging assistant*
Barthélémy Fortier
Costumes assistant
Magali Perrin-Toinin
Vocal conductor
Martin Surot
Vocal conductor*
Héloïse Bertrand
Choirmaster
Mathieu Romano
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Choirmaster assistant*
Iris Thion-Poncet
Fantasio
Gaëlle Arquez
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Princess Elsbeth
Jodie Devos
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King of Bavaria
Franck Leguérinel
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Prince of Mantua
Jean-Sébastien Bou
Marinoni
François Rougier
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Flamel
Anna Reinhold
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Sparck
Thomas Dolié
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Facio
Matthieu Justine
Max
Yoann Le Lan
Hartmann
Virgile Frannais
Rutten / The tailor / The swiss guard
Bruno Bayeux
Rutten / The tailor / The swiss guard
Louison Bayeux
Lining during absences
Fantasio
Juliette Gauthier
Académie lining
Orchestra
Orchestre de chambre de Paris
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Choir
Ensemble Aedes
Production
Opéra-Comique
Coproduction
Grand Théâtre de Genève
Coproduction
Opéra de Rouen Normandie
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Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier
Coproduction
Théâtre national croate de Zagreb

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