FESTIVAL PALAZZETTO BRU ZANE
June, 07 2017 – June, 19 2017
The fifth edition of the Palazzetto Bru Zane’s Paris festival opens at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with a rare opera by Halévy, La Reine de Chypre (1841), performed in concert under the direction of Hervé Niquet. The operatic side of the festival’s programme is further enriched by a collaboration with the newly renovated Opéra Comique, where a staged production of Saint-Saëns’s Le Timbre d’argent (1877) will be seen, in a staging by Guillaume Vincent. Alongside this, the series of chamber concerts and recitals will be pursued at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, focusing notably on Saint-Saëns and La Tombelle – thus tying in with the cycles that the Centre de Musique Romantique Française will devote to these two composers throughout the 2016/17 season – as well as Hahn, Chaminade, Gounod and many others.
Finally, the festival will also present performances of ‘Vote for me’ the Palazzetto Bru Zane’s new production based on political chansons and couplets of the nineteenth century, and of Lemoyne’s tragédie lyrique Phèdre (1786), in a staging by Marc Paquien that will continue the process of exploration of early Romanticism.