No(s) Dames – Music

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Stabbed, imprisoned, disembowelled, burned, strangled, committed suicide… In four centuries of male operas, the fate reserved for heroines is as tragic as their airs are sublime.


Whether they are called Carmen, Solveigh, Norma or Dalila, whether they are fantasized as "madonnas", "whores" or "witches", the heroines of Bizet, Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and so many others always fall under the yoke of a morbid fatality associated with the love of a man.

The Quatuor Zaïde and the countertenor Théophile Alexandre decide to question this musical heritage and reverse the roles: the women have the musical direction, the men the lyrical agonies. In an elegant staging where the artists play with stereotypical attributes of femininity, no less than twenty-three opera icons known for their admirable tunes are decorated. These famous pages of classical music originally written for full orchestras have been rearranged for a string and voice quintet without losing their flamboyance.

A beautiful humanist and breathtaking work.

Duration 1h15 from 8 years old

rate A
full 20€
reduced 16€
young 8€/5€
solidarity 3€


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Adult: from 3 to 20 € (tariff A
full 20€
reduced 16€
young 8€/5€
solidarity €3).


Friday 10 February 2023 at 20 pm.