Spectacle de l'École de Danse (saison 22/23) - Ma Mère l'Oye de Martin Chaix
  • Description

    A teapot dancing the foxtrot with a Chinese cup, an armchair courting a Louis XV wing chair, objects and animals joining forces against an unruly child: such is the marvellous world that Maurice Ravel brings to life in his “fantaisie lyrique” created in 1925.

    A finely orchestrated musical gem, in which the composer’s taste for humour, childhood poetry and animals – an affection shared with the writer Colette, who wrote the libretto – is clearly apparent.

    While the artists of the Academy embody the characters of L’Enfant et les Sortilèges in Richard Jones’ oneiric staging, the students of the Ballet School perform the ballet Ma Mère l’Oye (1912) in Martin Chaix’ inventive choreography.

    An opera, a ballet: two works by Ravel placed under the sign of childhood and fairy tales, sublimated by the red and golden setting of the Palais Garnier.

    With the participation of the Paris Opera Ballet School students and the Artists in residence a the Paris Opera Académie
    The Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
    With the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris, chœur d'adulte, and the Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Chœur d’enfants de l’Opéra national de Paris

    Produced, edited and color-graded by Floris Bernard
    A Paris Opera production
    Executive production BEL AIR MEDIA

    © Opéra national de Paris - 2023