La grande-duchesse de Gérolstein

Sunday 09 April 2017 - 16:00

Palais des Festivals et des Congrés - Grand Auditorium
Cannes Destination DUCHESSE1
Cannes Destination DUCHESSE2
Cannes Destination DUCHESSE-3
Jacques Offenbach - Amaury Du Closel - Anne Derouard - Opera


This ‘Grande Duchesse’, a major work of Offenbach, first performed in 1847 epitomised Opéra bouffe then at the peak of its art and contains within it all the keys, of style and tone of its author’s compositions. This delicious satirical and hilarious work from the Second Empire gently pokes fun at these petty characters who move forward, puffed up with their past glory to a time very soon, when they will stumble. The work jubilantly attacks the irresponsible military and vain nobility, all oblivious of the coming war, and the comic intensity produced from the contrast between the words and the musical theatricality. Admirably aided by performers at the top of their game, this delicious buffoonery gracefully clothes the author's underlying cynicism. A classic that hums with modernity!

Time and Rates

Duration : 2h30 entracte

First série orchestra : Public Price 38 € / Reduced Price 35 € / Subscriber 32 € / -26 years 32 € / -10 years 10 €

Second série balcony : Public Price 30 € / Reduced Price 27 € / Subscriber 24 € / -26 years 15 € / -10 years 10 €


5 shows to choose freely to benefit the subscriber price!



Comic opera in three acts
Sung in French - Spoken words in French
Music : Jacques Offenbach - Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Musical Direction : Amaury du Closel
Stage direction : Pierre Thirion-Vallet
With the Philharmonic Orchestra of the state of Timisoara

Anne Derouard, soprano (The Grand Duchess) - Judith Fa, soprano (Wanda) - Matthew Justine, tenor (Fritz) - Nicolas Rether, tenor (Baron Puck) - Leonardo Galeazzi, baritone (General Boum) - Jean-Baptiste Mouret, bass-baritone (Baron GROG) - Adrien Poupin, tenor (Népomuc) - and the soldiers: Erwan Piriou, Etienne Billault, Joseph Kaufman.

Joint production of Opéra Nomade - Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne