Vous avez dit comique ?

12:00 Music Chapel, Studio Haas Teichen

Carole-Anne Roussel, soprano
Naomi Couquet, mezzo-soprano
Philippe Riga, piano
Darren Ross, staging

A. Messager: Les p’tites Michu (Blanche-Marie, Marie-Blanche), “Tu y es ?… Blanche-Marie et Marie-Blanche”
Les p’tites Michu (Marie-Blanche ), “Sapristi le beau militaire”
Les p’tites Michu (Blanche-Marie, Marie-Blanche), “Quel Malheur, je ne suis plus ta sœur”
Les p’tites Michu (Blanche-Marie), “Vois-tu je m’en veux à moi-même”

C. Lecocq:  La fille de madame Angot (Clairette, Lange), “Jours Fortunés”

F. Poulenc: Les mamelles de Tirésias (Thérèse), “Non, monsieur mon mari”

A. Honegger: Les aventures du Roi Pausole, “Duo du travesti”

E. Chabrier: L’étoile (le Mari), “Quand on aime, est-il utile” 
 L’étoile (Laoula), “Moi, je n’ai pas une âme ingrate”

L. Varney: Les Petits Mousquetaires, “Ne pas aimer !”
Les Petits Mousquetaires, “Un seul mot”

J. Offenbach: Fantasio (Fantasio), “Voyez dans la nuit brune”
Fantasio (Elsbeth), “Voilà toute la ville en fête”
Fantasio (Elsbeth, Fantasio), “Quel murmure charmant”

Opera is the lyrical genre where a man and a woman, most probably young and beautiful, respectively interpreted by a tenor and a soprano, love each other with passion and destruction, leading them both to their loss with bloodshed and very high notes.
Wait… what ? Really ?
Nope. This is fake news.
Contrary to popular belief, at the opera, we have always loved to laugh, laugh, and laugh. And then, again contrary to popular belief, there is more than the tenor/soprano couple in life.
In France, at the end of the 19th century, the lyrical comic production is vast: one laughs a little with the opéra-comique, a lot with the opéra-bouffe, and soon quite a bit with the operetta.
The purpose of this program is not to historically trace the history of these genres, nor even to compare them, but rather to explore the comic possibilities that these have to offer us.
Carole-Anne Roussel and Naomi Couquet will be in turn sisters, best friends, or best enemies… until the surprise: but what is the mezzo hiding under her petticoat? A pair of… pants. Yes! Best lovers, too…

With the support of the Province du Brabant Wallon


* – 18, + 65, unemployed, person with a disability, free under 3 years old
Special conditions for Maecenas:

le chapel restaurant:

Booking: only

We would like to thank:

Our structural sponsors – ING, Proximus and Ginion Group.

Our institutional partners – the « Loterie Nationale / Nationale Loterij » and the « Banque Nationale de Belgique / Nationale Bank van België ».

The Foundations – Baillet Latour Fund, Foundation Futur21, King Baudouin Foundation, Foundation Engie, Guttman collection -, the corporate partners, all the Maecenas and those who prefer to remain anonymous.

Thank you also to our public support – the « Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles », Belspo, the « Province du Brabant Wallon », the « Commune de Waterloo ».