A tale of time passing by

Maîtrise populaire de l'Opéra Comique © Pierre Grosbois

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Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance at Paris's remarkable Opéra Comique.

This show takes place in a village a priori like the others. With its bakery, chess club, smoking bar, everything seems ordinary. But Terra Amata has a particularity. Here, all the inhabitants, from the mayor to the butcher to the schoolchildren, sing and express themselves to music. Together they cross the eras and seasons to the rhythm of works as varied as those of Mozart, Poulenc, Purcell, Bach, Britten or Gene Kelly.
Singing, dancing, theatre, tap dancing... the 115 children of the Maîtrise populaire de l'Opéra Comique share the time of a show the range of their disciplines, under the stage direction of Jos Houben and Emily Wilson and the baton of Sarah Koné.

AUTOMNE

« C’est la petit’ fill’ du prince » de Francis Poulenc
« En rentrant de l’école » de Francis Poulenc
Nocturnes de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piu non si trovano
Se lontan
Luci care

« Air de l’arithmétique », extrait de L’Enfant et les sortilèges, de Maurice Ravel
« Nous voulons une petite sœur », de Francis Poulenc
« Le Hérisson » de Francis Poulenc


HIVER

« Drop Drop » Henry Purcell
« On suuri sun rantas », chant traditionnel Finnois
“Ceremony of Carols”, Benjamin Britten
“Ballulalow”
“This little babe”
“They tell us” de Henry Purcell
« Den Tod », de Johann Sebastian Bach
« No Stars » Henry Purcell

PRINTEMPS

“If music be the food of love”, de Henry Purcell
“La Sandunga”
“Fuyons Fuyons”, de Jacques Offenbach
“If love a sweet passion” de Henry Purcell
Moment dansé – Good Morning / singing in the rain

ÉTÉ
« Il est bel et bon » de Pierre Passereau
“Cuckoo” de Benjamin Britten
“All’imperio d’amore” de Luigi Rossi

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