The Solemn Little Mass

2021 April 06 › 08

The Solemn Little Mass

sacred music Gioacchino Rossini / Gildas Pungier / Jos Houben / Emily Wilson
Master of the Opera, gastronome, prone to depression and irascible but also bon viveur, Rossini wrote an ultimate master piece and cried out : « This poor little Mass is now completed. Is it holy or Goddamned music I have created? ».

2021 April 06 › 08

Tue 06 ›  20h
Wed 07 ›  20h
Thu 08 ›  20h
Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse — Main Auditorium
 1h25

Master of the Opera, gastronome, prone to depression and irascible but also bon viveur, Rossini wrote an ultimate master piece and cried out : « This poor little Mass is now completed. Is it holy or Goddamned music I have created? ».

The Opera Buffa transpires through the sacred music. This unlikely mix is the starting point of the production : Jos Houben is a master of comedy known in France for his Art du rire, an irresistible master class about the components that trigger laughter. With his accomplice Emily Wilson and under the aegis of Charlie Chaplin or Jacques Tati, they assemble soloists and choir in a kind of bric-a-brac where three actors prompt preposterous and crazy situations.

This burlesque contrast, far from disturbing our attention, reveals the mysterious part of daily life. 

cast, production

music Gioacchino Rossini | musical direction Gildas Pungier | stage direction Jos Houben, Emily Wilson | with the Chœur de chambre Mélisme(s) Sylvie BecdelièvreEstelle BéréauViolaine Le Chenadec sopranos, Blandine de SansalStéphanie OlierAnne Ollivier altos, Etienne Garreau, Sahy Ratia , Marlon Soufflet tenors Ronan Airault, Jean Ballereau, Julien Reynaud bass Colette Diard piano, Elodie Soulard accordion | actors Nathalie Baunaure, Jofre Caraben, Marc Frémond | lighting design Christophe Schaeffer | set design, costumes, video Oria Puppo assisted by Clémentine Tonnelier | stage manager Marie Bonnier

production : La co[opéra]tive : Les 2 Scènes – SN de Besançon, Le Théâtre Impérial – Compiègne, Le Bateau Feu – SN de Dunkerque, Le Théâtre de Cornouaille – SN de Quimper, L’Opéra de Rennes
coproduction : Angers-Nantes-Opéra

production – administration Loïc Boissier et Ella Berkovich
sets and costumes created by the workshops of the Opéra de Rennes

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    Tue 06 › 
    Wed 07 › 
    Thu 08 › 
    Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse — Main Auditorium

      1h25

    show in French, sung in latin

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