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Opera

On purge bébé

Philippe Boesmans

Presentation
Constipation is no joke!— Julie Follavoine

After Au monde and Pinocchio, the most productive opera composer in the Western hemisphere was determined to write a more light-hearted opera. He found inspiration in French vaudeville writer Georges Feydeau, whose On purge bébé (1910) he set about condensing into an opera libretto together with director Richard Brunel. Monsieur, Madame and their tyrannical, constipated son Toto live through a mad day during which chamber pots are sent flying through the air. But it is not only the china that is smashed to pieces in this burlesque nightmare. The petit bourgeois façade also crumbles … Bonne merde!

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Cast
Cast

ConductorBASSEM AKIKI DirectorRICHARD BRUNEL

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

Bastien FollavoineSTÉPHANE DEGOUT Julie FollavoineJODIE DEVOS Aristide ChouillouxJULIEN BEHR Clémence ChouillouxSOPHIE PONDJICLIS Horace TruchetJÉRÔME VARNIER TotoTIBOR OCKENFELS

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

ProductionLA MONNAIE CoproductionOPÉRA NATIONAL DE LYON & THÉÂTRE DU CHÂTELET (Paris)

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

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