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Opera

On purge bébé !

Philippe Boesmans

Presentation
Constipation is no joke!— Julie Follavoine

Just as Monsieur Follavoine is about to close a deal with the French army for his ‘unbreakable’ chamber pots, Madame Follavoine launches into a spiel about their tyrannical son Toto’s constipation. It is the beginning of a madcap day in which both chamber pots and petit bourgeois façade meet their end. Inspired by Georges Feydeau’s vaudeville, On purge bébé ! is the cheery adieu of composer Philippe Boesmans (1936-2022). An acerbic but also gloriously virtuoso end-of-year comedy for the whole family. Bonne merde!

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ConductorBASSEM AKIKI DirectorRICHARD BRUNEL

Set designETIENNE PLUSS CostumesBRUNO DE LAVENÈRE LightingLAURENT CASTAINGT DramaturgyCATHERINE AILLOUD-NICOLAS

Bastien FollavoineJEAN-SÉBASTIEN BOU Julie FollavoineJODIE DEVOS Aristide ChouillouxDENZIL DELAERE
CARLOS NATALE (16 & 23.12)
Clémence ChouillouxSOPHIE PONDJICLIS Horace TruchetJÉRÔME VARNIER TotoTIBOR OCKENFELS

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

ProductionLA MONNAIE CoproductionOPÉRA NATIONAL DE LYON

In co-production with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions, with the support of Taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter