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Mam’zelle Nitouche
Opera
Operette

Mam’zelle Nitouche

HERVÉ (1825-1892)
Vaudeville-opérette in 3 acts
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Albert Millaud
Season 2018-19
Duration: 3h
Incl. 1 intermission
14

A delightfully tantalizing vaudeville!

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…

Olivier Py
La Supérieure / Corinne / Miss Knife / Loriot
Pierre-André Weitz
Director, Scenography, Costumes and Makeup Designer
Christophe Grapperon
Direction

First performed in Théâtre des Variétés, Paris, 26 January 1883
Editions Palazzetto Bru Zane

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

La Supérieure / Corinne / Miss Knife / Loriot
Olivier Py
Denise de Flavigny / Mam’zelle Nitouche
Lara Neumann
Célestin / Floridor
Damien Bigourdan
Le Vicomte Fernand de Champlâtreux
Samy Camps
Le Major, comte de Château-Gibus
Eddie Chignara
La Tourière / Sylvia
Sandrine Sutter
Le Directeur de théâtre
Antoine Philippot
Gustave, officier
Pierre Lebon
Robert, officier
David Ghilardi
Lydie
Clémentine Bourgoin
Gimblette
Ivanka Moizan
Direction
Christophe Grapperon
Costumes, scénographie et maquillage, Mise en scène
Pierre-André Weitz
Scenography Assistant
Victoria Duhamel
Lighting Designer
Bertrand Killy
Choreographer
Iris Florentiny
Choreography Assistant
Yacnoy Abreu Alfonso
Singing Direction
Antoni Sykopoulos
Stage Technician
Ingrid Chevalier
Costumes Assistant
Nathalie Bègue

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