A poignant opera for young audiences, performed by the children's chorus of the Opéra de Lyon.

Last updated date : 01/08/2020
Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 8 pm. Saturday 10 April 2021 at 4 pm. Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 7 pm. Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 4 pm.
Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse Place Joannès Ambre - 69004 Lyon 4ème

In 1861, some very young prisoners were sent to a penal colony on the wildest and most beautiful of the Golden Islands in the Mediterranean. Director Pauline Laidet gives words, bodies and a voice to this true story which tells the daily life of children in a pitiless universe, interspersed with moments of solidarity and sweetness.

An opera for children
The work is based on the novel by Claude Gritti, while the music is by Isabelle Aboulker, considered to be one of the greatest composers of opera for the young. A smooth and melancholy score of clear and childlike voices, tinged with the chirping of cicadas and the sound of the waves.

The Maîtrise de l'Opéra
This school for singing and the performing arts aims to produce high-level choirs (both for children and teenagers) as well as young solo singers. They even get to play leading roles in some operas, as is the case here in Les Enfants du Levant.

Revival of the 2019 Opera de Lyon production
Opéra d'Isabelle Aboulker - Mise en scène : Pauline Laidet - Direction musicale : Karine Locatelli
Maîtrise et Orchestre de L'Opéra de Lyon

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Openings
  • Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 8 pm.

    Saturday 10 April 2021 at 4 pm.

    Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 7 pm.

    Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 4 pm.
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Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

Place Joannès Ambre - 69004 Lyon 4ème

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