138, 122, 97, 75, 50, 34, 16, 6 €

Fortunio

André Messager

December 12 to 22, 2019

138, 122, 97, 75, 50, 34, 16, 6 € Price
Bannière du Spectacle Fortunio © Matthieu Fappani
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Comédie lyrique in four acts to a libretto by Gaston Arman de Caillavet and Robert de Flers based on Le Chandelier by Alfred de Musset
Premiered at the Opéra Comique in 1907

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Fortunio © Stefan Brion

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Répétition de Fortunio © Stefan Brion

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Fortunio © Stefan Brion

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Fortunio © Stefan Brion

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Fortunio © Stefan Brion

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Fortunio © Stefan Brion

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Vidéo Fortunio
Vignette Fortunio

The wife of an old notary yields to the advances of a dashing soldier. To divert the husband’s attention, they manipulate a young clerk, Fortunio. But Fortunio loves the lady of a passionate love.

Who knows what love is? Alfred de Musset constantly brought into play all the ways to live it, burn from it or assuage it, inspiring so many composers. His Le Chandelier had already appealed to Offenbach, as well as his Fantasio, because of its combination of humor and sincerity. During the Belle Époque, Messager was also drawn to this piece with the freedom he enjoyed through his reputation as a conductor. The freedom to produce a comic art form whose lightness is in harmony with its profundity.

In 1907 the premiere of Fortunio at the Opéra Comique was acclaimed by operetta aficionados and opera lovers alike. In 2009 this comédie lyrique inspired Denis Podalydès and Louis Langrée to devise a funny, elegant and magnificent production.

The Opéra Comique is glad to schedule it anew and end 2019 with a flourish thanks to outstanding performers for whom singing and acting originate in the same passion.

Music direction, Louis Langrée • Staging Denis Podalydès • With Cyrille Dubois, Anne-Catherine Gillet, Franck Leguérinel, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Thomas Dear, Aliénor Feix, Luc Bertin-Hugault • Choir, les éléments • Orchestre des Champs-Élysées

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2h20 (entracte inclus) - Salle Favart
138, 122, 97, 75, 50, 34, 16, 6 €
Spectacle en français, surtitré en français et en anglais 

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Before the show

Meet the artists, Monday 25 November at 7 pm
Presentation of the production 45 minutes prior to the performance :

- Keys to the production, salle Bizet
- Sing Fortunio, Foyer Favart

Cast

Music direction
Louis Langrée
Staging
Denis Podalydès
Sociétaire de la Comédie-Française
Eric Ruf
Scenery
Éric Ruf
Christian Lacroix © Patrick Swirc
Costumes
Christian Lacroix
Lights
Stéphanie Daniel
Musical assistant
Julien Masmondet
Stage artistic collaborators
Laurent Delvert
Scenery assistant
Dominique Schmitt
Costumes assistant
Jean-Philippe Pons
Vocal coach
Marine Thoreau La Salle
Choir direction
Joël Suhubiette
Cyrille Dubois
Fortunio
Cyrille Dubois
Anne-Catherine Gillet
Jacqueline
Anne-Catherine Gillet
Franck Leguérinel
Maître André
Franck Leguérinel
Clavaroche
Jean-Sébastien Bou
Philippe-Nicolas Martin
Landry
Philippe-Nicolas Martin
Lieutenant d’Azincourt
Pierre Derhet
Lieutenant de Verbois
Thomas Dear
Madelon
Aliénor Feix
Maître Subtil
Luc Bertin-Hugault
Geoffroy Buffière © Tristan Raynaud
Guillaume
Geoffroy Buffière
Gertrude
Sarah Jouffroy
Actor
Laurent Podalydès

Children: 

Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique : Malcolm Namgyal, Suzanne Laurens (représentations des 12, 14 et 22 décembre 2019), Madeleine Dumas-Primbault, Solal Dages-des-Houx (représentations des 16, 18 et 20 décembre 2019)

Choir: 

Choeur les éléments

Orchestra: 

Orchestre des Champs-Elysées

Production: 

Opéra Comique

Coproduction: 

Opéra national de Lorraine

Reprise : 

Reprise de la production de 2009 

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