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HERVÉ (1825-1892)


Vaudeville-opérette in 3 acts
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Albert Millaud
First performed in Théâtre des Variétés, Paris, 26 January 1883
Editions Palazzetto Bru Zane

Production Bru Zane France
Coproduction Angers Nantes Opéra, Opéra de Toulon, Opéra de Limoges, Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie, Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Opéra de Tours, Opéra Grand Avignon and Théâtre du Capitole

Denise de Flavigny/ Mam’zelle Nitouche Lara Neumann
Célestin / Floridor Damien Bigourdan
La Supérieure / Corinne Miss Knife (alias Olivier Py)
Le Vicomte Fernand de Champlâtreux Samy Camps
Le Major, comte de Château-Gibus Eddie Chignara
Loriot Olivier Py
La Tourière / Sylvia Sandrine Sutter
Le Directeur de théâtre Antoine Philippot
Lydie Clémentine Bourgoin
Gimblette Ivanka Moizan
Gustave, officier Pierre Lebon
Robert, officier David Ghilardi
Le Régisseur Piero (alias Pierre-André Weitz)

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Opéra de Lausanne Choir prepared by Jean-Philippe Clerc

Conductor Christophe Grapperon
Director, scenography, costume and makeup designer Pierre-André Weitz
Lighting designer Bertrand Killy
Choreographer Iris Florentiny
Assistant director Victoria Duhamel
Assistant choreographer Yacnoy Abreu Alfonso

Costumes made by the workshops of Angers Nantes Opéra
Residence at Lully Conservatory – City of Puteaux
Creation 13th October 2017 in Opéra de Toulon

Thursday 10 January 2019, 7PM
Friday 11 January 2019, 8PM
Sunday 13
January 2019, 3PM

Ticket price CHF 20.- to 110.-
Duration: 2h20 (one intermission included)
From age 14

The expression "Sainte Nitouche" (literally "(female) Saint Wouldn't-Touch-It") appeared for the first time in Rabelais' Gargantua in 1534 and referred to a woman who appears innocent, wise and even prudish, yet who by nature defies morality and conventions in private. In the 19th century, the Sainte Nitouche took on the traits of the "emancipated" woman: from the dancer to the socialite, from the established bourgeoise to the simple peasant girl, every art form portrays the ambivalence between a strict upbringing and moral emancipation. It is not surprising that Hervé plays the title-role of his operetta in 1883...

Events around the production

Espace 2 radio programme

Work to be broadcast in À l'Opéra - Saturday 2nd February 2019, 8PM

Forum Opéra conference

Tuesday 8 January 2019, 6:45PM
Salon Alice Bailly of Opéra de Lausanne
Speaker: Georges Reymond
Entrance fee: CHF 15.- / 12.-
Information on www.forum-opera.ch


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