65, 52, 43, 32, 25, 20, 12, 6€ Price

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

Molière | Jean-Baptiste Lully

March 16 to 26, 2023

65, 52, 43, 32, 25, 20, 12, 6€ Price
Le bourgeois gentilhomme
en

Subscriptions > from 19/9 | Discount cards > 3/10 | Single tickets > 10/10/22

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

Subscriptions > from 19/9 | Discount cards > 3/10 | Single tickets > 10/10/22

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

Subscriptions > from 19/9 | Discount cards > 3/10 | Single tickets > 10/10/22

Audio description (EN) - Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand. More info on this page
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

Subscriptions > from 19/9 | Discount cards > 3/10 | Single tickets > 10/10/22

Audio description (EN) - Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand. More info on this page
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

Subscriptions > from 19/9 | Discount cards > 3/10 | Single tickets > 10/10/22

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

Subscriptions > from 19/9 | Discount cards > 3/10 | Single tickets > 10/10/22

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

Subscriptions > from 19/9 | Discount cards > 3/10 | Single tickets > 10/10/22

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

Subscriptions > from 19/9 | Discount cards > 3/10 | Single tickets > 10/10/22

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

Subscriptions > from 19/9 | Discount cards > 3/10 | Single tickets > 10/10/22

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

Subscriptions > from 19/9 | Discount cards > 3/10 | Single tickets > 10/10/22

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
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. Relax sessions

Jérôme Deschamps, who conceived the whole performance, brings humanity and poetry to Jourdain’s gentle dreamer. Marc Minkowski and the Musiciens du Louvre make this festive score gleam.

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Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, les extraits

Mr. Jourdain is studying arts and good manners, believing it’s never too late to learn and climb the social ladder. What a misfortune for him to be born bourgeois during the reign of Louis XIV! He is doomed to be deceived as he is made to believe his daughter is married to the Grand Turk’s heir.

Lead character of Molière and Lully’s last ‘Comédie-Ballet’, this commoner who dreams about becoming a nobleman aimed at putting a grin on Louis XIV’s face, at the expense of the courtesans and the Turks. Molière-Jourdain succeeded: “This is what true comedy is about, healthy and helpful jokes” thanked the monarch. The masterpiece is a model of balance prefiguring Lully's opera genre, as music, singing and dance embody the drama like never before.

Jérôme Deschamps, who signs the direction of the whole show, brings humanity and poetry to this bourgeois dreamer whose wonder we share. Marc Minkowski and the Musiciens du Louvre make these festive score and dances gleam with epic generosity.

Comedy-ballet in five acts. Created at the Château de Chambord in 1670.

Note d'intention

« Il n’est pas celui qu’on croit, un ridicule sottement ambitieux, en appétit des honneurs, mais un bourgeois qui s’ennuie et qui désire s’élever, quitter sa vie routinière, et devenir un « homme de qualité » par la culture. Il rêve... Bien sûr, ignorant de ces matières, de leur contenu le plus simple, il n’en connaît que les signes extérieurs qui l’attirent, et sa naïveté nous amuse. Les autres rient de lui, on s’en moque, on le croit fou. Il rêve… Et je veux ici faire partager sa solitude au milieu de ceux qui le dupent, son émerveillement devant le paradis qu’il croit voir naître sous ses yeux. Et rêver… » 

Jérôme Deschamps

Argument

Riche bourgeois, M. Jourdain entend acquérir les manières des gens de qualité. Il décide de commander un nouvel habit plus conforme à sa nouvelle condition et se lance dans l'apprentissage des armes, de la danse, de la musique et de la philosophie, autant de choses qui lui paraissent indispensables à la condition de gentilhomme à laquelle il aspire.

Il courtise Dorimène, une marquise veuve, amenée sous son toit par son amant Dorante, un comte autoritaire qui entend bien profiter de la naïveté de M. Jourdain et de Dorimène.

Mme Jourdain et Nicole, leur servante, se moquent de M. Jourdain, puis s'inquiètent de le voir aussi envieux, et tentent de le ramener à la réalité du prochain mariage de sa fille Lucile avec Cléonte. Mais ce dernier n'étant pas gentilhomme, M. Jourdain refuse cette union.

Cléonte décide alors d'entrer dans le jeu des rêves de noblesse de M. Jourdain. Avec l'aide de son valet Covielle, il se fait passer pour le fils du Grand Turc. Il obtient ainsi le consentement de M. Jourdain, qui se croit parvenu à la plus haute noblesse après avoir été promu « Mamamouchi » lors d'une cérémonie turque burlesque organisée Covielle et ses complices.

Musical direction Marc Minkowski (16, 17, 18 et 25 March) / Theotime Langois de Swarte (19, 21, 22, 23, 24 et 26 March) • Staging direction, Jérôme Deschamps • With Flore Babled/Pauline Gardel, Jean-Claude Bolle Reddat, Sébastien Boudrot, Vincent Debost, Jérôme Deschamps, Pauline Deshons/Bénédicte Choisnet, Aurélien Gabrielli, Guillaume Laloux, Josiane Stoleru, Pauline Tricot/Lucrèce Carmignac, Sandrine Buendia / Natalie Pérez / Constance Malta-Bey, Nile Senatore, Lisandro Nesis, Jérôme Varnier / Nabil Suliman  Orchestra Les Musiciens du Louvre

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3h (including intermission) - Salle Favart
65, 52, 43, 32, 25, 20, 12, 6€
Performing in French, French and English surtitles

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

Audio description

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
More info on this page

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
More info on this page

Emplacements

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

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

Séances relax 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.

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.

À partir de 10 ans

Around 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 sing

45 minutes before the performance : Sing some thunes oh the show with a choir director.

Foyer Favart | Free

To relax

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

Accessibility

Relax session | Sunday, the 26th march at 3:00 pm
RELAX sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show. 

Audio description | Saturday, the 18th march at 8:00 pm and Sunday, the 19th march at 3:00 pm
This opera is available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.

Cast

Photo Marc Minkowski
Musical direction
Marc Minkowski
(16, 17, 18, 25 march)
Théotime Langlois de Swarte © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Musical direction
Théotime Langlois de Swarte
(19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26 march)
Staging direction
Jérôme Deschamps
Decors
Félix Deschamps
Vanessa Sannino
Costumes
Vanessa Sannino
Choregraphy
Natalie Van Parys
Lights
François Menou
Staging assistant
Sophie Bricaire
Staging assistant
Damien Lefevre
Perruques
Cécile Kretschmar
Accessories
Sylvie Châtillon
Decors assistant
Isabelle Neveux
Costumes assistant
Karelle Durand
Chief of the costumes design studio
Lucie Lecarpentier
Technical direction
Eric Proust
Vocal coach
Lisandro Nesis
Vocal coach
Ayumi Nakagawa
Lucile
Flore Babled
Lucile
Pauline Gardel
Le Maître de Philosophie
Jean-Claude Bolle Reddat
Le Maître de musique, le Tailleur
Sébastien Boudrot
Covielle, le Maître d’armes
Vincent Debost
Monsieur Jourdain
Jérôme Deschamps
Dorimène
Pauline Deshons
Dorimène
Bénédicte Choisnet
Cléonte
Aurélien Gabrielli
Dorante, le Maître de danse
Guillaume Laloux
Madame Jourdain
Josiane Stoleru
Nicole
Pauline Tricot
Nicole
Lucrèce Carmignac
Singer
Sandrine Buendia
Soprano
Singer
Natalie Pérez
Singer
Constance Malta-Bey
Singer
Nile Senatore
Haute-contre
Singer
Lisandro Nesis
Ténor
Singer
Jérôme Varnier
Basse
Singer
Nabil Suliman
Dancer
Anna Chirescu
Dancer
Léna Pinon Lang
Dancer
Maya Kawatake Pinon
Dancer
Quentin Ferrari
Dancer
NN
Photos des Musiciens du Louvre
Orchestre
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Orchestre
L’Académie des Musiciens du Louvre
*
Production
Compagnie Jérôme Deschamps
Coproduction
Printemps des Comédiens - Montpellier
Coproduction
Opéra Comique
Coproduction
Opéra National de Bordeaux
Coproduction
Opéra Royal – Château de Versailles Spectacles
Photos des Musiciens du Louvre
Coproduction
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Coproduction
Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon
Coproduction
Théâtre de Caen
Coproduction
Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, scène nationale
* in partnership with the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye and the CRR de Paris

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Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme © Marie Clauzade Cie Jerome Deschamps

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