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La princesse légère

Mar 09, 2017 - Mar 11, 2018

8pm - 9.30pm

Théatre national de l'Opéra comique

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La Princesse légère

Based on the fairy tale by George MacDonald –

Premiere 2017

A king, a queen, a prince, and a light princess, victim of a spell… These are the characters in a talk on gravity and flight. This fairy tale by George Macdonald, friend and mentor to Lewis Carroll, gives birth today to an opera played between water and air in which every element of the stage décor becomes sonorous. An innovative encounter between the young Colombian composer Violeta Cruz and the actor and director Jos Houben, founder of the company “Complicité” in London and acclaimed actor l’Art du rire.

Commissioned by the Opéra Comique

Discounted fare for participants of Ircam Forum Workshops : 32€
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Violeta Cruz music
Gilles Rico livretto
Jos Houben director
Emily Wilson artistic collaboration
Oria Puppo sets and costumes
Nicolas Simonin lighting
Augustin Muller IRCAM computer music design

Soloists
Magali Arnault Stanczak Princess, Nurse 1
Majdouline Zerari Queen
Jean-Jacques L’Anthöen Prince, Narrator
Nicholas Merryweather King

Actors
Kate Colebrook Doctor Déjanthé, Nurse 2
Guy-Loup Boisneau Doctor Malofoi, Page

Ensemble Court-circuit
Jean Deroyer musical director
Pierre Dumoussaud assistant musical director