Les Mamelles de Tiresias (Poulenc) and La Gaîté Parisienne (Offenbach)
Some pictures of this fantastic production of the Opéra de Lausanne, showing in one evening the crazy, beautiful, fun, and brilliant piece of Poulenc and a Ballet Béjart production based on the story of Maurice Béart himself when he started dancing in Paris : amazing dancers, intense choregraphy, on the music of Offenbach.... where I was lucky enough not only to sing two arias but also to have the joy to dance a valse and a polka with the dancers.
Such joy to share the stage with my talented young and nice colleagues to honour this rare Poulenc opera (and some of you know Poulenc to be my favorite composer) !
And such an interesting experience to get to meet and work with those artists from the BBL....always kind, always with a smile despite of the discipline and difficulties of their work...a real lesson for me ! and I must say, I wasn't very interested in classic ballet before, but I changed my mind, and really fell in love with this one !
Thank you to the Opéra de Lausanne for the great idea of mixing the genres for one magical evening, and for giving me the chance to be part of it !
Pictures (in order) @Thierry Pillon, © Marc Vanappelghem, and @Lauren Pasche