that fictional character who emerged in 1881 from the imagination of Italian journalist and writer Carlo Collodi and has since entered the pantheon of children’s literature, still require any form of introduction? The first lines of his Adventures are enough to set the scene: “Once upon a time. A King!” my little readers will immediately exclaim. No, children, you are wrong. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. This “piece of wood”, called “Pinocchio” – which in the old Tuscan dialect spoken by the carpenter Geppetto means “little gable” – inspired the German composer Gloria Bruni to write a children’s opera based on a libretto by best-selling author Ursel Scheffler, which was first presented to the public in 2008 at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. The work, which quickly became a ‘classic’, was adapted into Italian in 2013 for the San Carlo in Naples and then the Teatro Regio in Parma. It is presented here for the first time in French.
Wishing to shed light on the sometimes difficult daily lives of certain children, the Opéra de Lausanne is delighted to offer 300 seats to several associations in the canton of Vaud for the performance of Pinocchio on Saturday 8 April 2023.
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Music by Gloria Bruni
Orchestration by Lauro Ferrarini
Libretto by Ursel Scheffler
French version by Mathias Constantin and Antoine Schneider
After studying the piano at length, Anne-Sophie Petit discovered singing at the Maîtrise de Sainte-Anne d’Auray in Brittany. At the same time as obtaining her Master’s degree in anglophone language and civilization, she obtained her Diploma in Music Studies (Singing) at the Paris regional conservatory before joining Stephan MacLeod’s class at Lausanne’s University of Music, where she is currently studying a Master’s degree course in solo performance. She has interpreted roles such as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Sister Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. She regularly performs with the group Gli Angeli Genève, singing the solo soprano part in Mass in C minor as well as some of Mozart’s concert arias. More recently, she sang non-religious cantatas by Rameau at the Utrecht Early Music Festival. At the Opéra de Lausanne: Musetta in La Bohème (2017), and La Fée in Cendrillon (2018).
Director, actor, teacher, artistic director of the company Les Célébrants, Cédric Dorier graduated from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Lausanne in 2001. In parallel to his work as an actor, which has led him to perform in Switzerland, France, Belgium and Quebec, he became interested in directing very early on. Assistant to Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser in both theater and opera, he also works with Philippe Mentha, Philippe Sireuil and Jean- Yves Ruf. With Les Célébrants, he has directed several theatrical productions at the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, the Théâtre Kléber-Méleau, the Théâtre de Carouge, the Théâtre Oriental-Vevey, the Théâtre des Martyrs in Brussels, the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and the Usine-C in Montreal. In opera, he directed his first operatic work in 2012, The Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janácek for the Atelier lyrique of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne at the Crochetan. For the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève follow Il Giasone by Cavalli, La Passione di Nostro Signor Gesù Cristo by Caldara, Costanza e Fortezza by Fux. In 2016, he created at the Fribourg Opera Orlando Paladino by Haydn, in co-production with the Opéra de Lausanne in 2017.
At the Opéra de Lausanne: Orlando Paladino (2017)
Jean-Philippe Guilois entered the National School of the Paris Opera in 1997 and then joined the Rudra Béjart School, with which he participated in several shows and international tours. He made his first professional experience with the Compagnie Buissonnière in Parce que je t’aime, presented at the Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne. While multiplying his contracts as a dancer, he was introduced to the world of opera as a stage manager, and then became assistant director for La bohème, Nabucco, Carmen and Madame Butterfly at the Avenches Opera Festival, L’Aiglon and La Traviata at the Opéra de Marseille, Armide and Cendrillon at the Opéra de Nancy, Falstaff at the Opéra de Montpellier. Recently, he created the choreographies of My fair Lady at the Opéra de Marseille, Un ballo in maschera at the Opéra de Nancy and Tannhäuser at the Opéra national de Lyon. He currently devotes himself to the creation of choreographies, plays and stage productions.
At the Opéra de Lausanne: Alcina (2011), My fair Lady (2015), La vie parisienne (2016), Don Giovanni (2017), Così fan tutte (2018), Les chevaliers de la Table ronde (Route Lyrique 2019), L’auberge du Cheval Blanc (2019) and Dédé (Route Lyrique 2021).