3 > 20 November 2017
Opéra des Nations


Opéra-comique in 3 actes by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Paul de Musset based on the 1834 play of the same name by his brother Alfred de Musset.
First performed at the Comédie-Française, Paris in 1866.
New critical edition by Jean-Christophe Keck.

Production by Opéra Comique
In coproduction with Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie, National Theater Zagreb

Sung in French with English and French surtitles
Duration: approx. 2:50 (with one intermission)

Fantasio - Extraits

Fom 1872 Fantasio, which preceded The Tales of Hoffmann, was no longer performed. Today it rises from the ashes thanks to a co-production with the Opéra Comique. Transformed into a libretto by Paul de Musset, Alfred de Musset’s text takes on an operatic spirit. The piece tells the story of a young student, Fantasio, who takes over the role of court jester. His adventures lead him to convince the princess Elsbeth that it is better to follow her heart than adhere to state policy.

Musical Director Gergely Madaras
Stage Director Thomas Jolly
Artistic Collaborator Alexandre Dain
Set Designer Thibaut Fack
Costumes Designer Sylvette Dequest
Lighting Designer Antoine Travert
Stage Director assistant & dramaturgy Katja Krüger
Stage Director assistant for the Opera Chorus Pier Lamandé
Fantasio Katija Dragojevic
Le roi de Bavière Boris Grappe
La princesse Elsbeth Melody Louledjian* 
Le prince de Mantoue Pierre Doyen
Marinoni Loïc Félix
Flamel Heloïse Mas
Spark Philippe Estèphe
Facio Fernando Cuellar
Max Jaime Caicompai
Hartmann Fabrice Farina
Le Pénitent Harry Draganov
Rutten / Le Tailleur / Le Garde Suisse Bruno Bayeux
L’Homme qui passe Dimitri Tikhonov
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Director Alan Woodbridge
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  
*Member of The Young Artists in Residence Troupe  


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Nov 2017
Friday 3 |  7:30 pm
Saturday 4 |  7:30 pm
Friday 10 |  7:30 pm
Saturday 11 |  7:30 pm
Thursday 16 |  7:30 pm
Saturday 18 |  7:30 pm
Sunday 19 |  3 pm
Monday 20 |  7:30 pm

Audio description available on 18 & 19 November 2017

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