Creation
Opera

La Princesse légère

Premiere
March 16 through Sun 19 March 2017,
8 p.m.
Opéra Comique
Prices

Full : 40 €
IRCAM card : 32 €
Discount Price : 32 €

A king, a prince, a frivoulous princess victim of a spell… These are the protagonists in a tale of seriousness and idleness. This fairy tale by George MacDonald, friend and mentor to Lewis Carroll, has given birth to a lyrical work performed between air and water, where each element of the decor becomes sonourous. An astonishing meeting of the young Columbian composer Violetta Cruz and the actor and producer Jos Houben, founder of the company “Complicité” in London, acclaimed author of l’Art du rire.

Based on the fairy tale by George MacDonald
Commissioned by the Opéra Comique

Violeta Cruz Music
Gilles Rico Libretto

Jos Houben Director
Emily Wilson Artistic Collaborator
Oria Puppo Sets and Costumes
Nicolas Simonin Lighting
Augustin Muller IRCAM Computer Music Design

Soloists
Magali Arnault Stanczak / Anne-Marine Suire Princesse
Majdouline Zerari / Anna Reinhold Reine
Jean-Jacques L'Anthöen / Carlos Natale Prince
Luc Bertin-Hugault / Nicholas Merryweather Roi

Actors
Kate Colebrook, Guy-Loup Boisneau

Ensemble Court-circuit
Jean Deroyer Musical Director

An Opéra Comique. Coproduction IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Théâtre impérial de Compiègne, Opéra de Lille production. Partner: Centre des monuments nationaux. With the support of the Fonds de création lyrique.
  • Répétitions de La princesse légère  © Oria Puppo
    Répétitions de La princesse légère © Oria Puppo
  • Répétitions de La princesse légère  © Oria Puppo
    Répétitions de La princesse légère © Oria Puppo
  • Répétitions de La princesse légère  © Oria Puppo
    Répétitions de La princesse légère © Oria Puppo
  • Jos Houben
    Jos Houben