TOSCA, une aventure humaine et musicale, Festival Opéra en Plein Air!

What a title. Tosca, one of the most beautiful possible operas! Perfect in term of music, perfect in term of theater. What a bless…. An entire summer busy with such a masterpiece. What is Opéra en plein air? People! A fantastic company! Agnès Jaoui, who did a fantastic work, in term of esthetic, “direction d’acteurs”, knowing each word of this opéra. A real partner to build musical theater, a very strong common comprehension of this piece. Opera needs to be always that! Agnès, merci merci merci!!

Tosca is not possible without Tosca, Cavaradossi and of course Scarpia! The pleasure to play so many shows was as well to have for each role different casts! Deniz Yetim, Ewa Vesin & and Karine Babajanyan in Tosca: DIVAS! With three different types of jealousy! Paolo Scariano and Christophe Berry in Cavaradossi, with two different vocalities, different ways to approach this role. And Jean-Luc Ballestra and Ziyan Atfeh in Scarpia, two ways to be pervert in power. And of course, a so funny Sacristano in Yuri Kissin, Angelotti every evening so perfect with Javid Samadov, Romain Pascal, Spoletta and Piotr Kumon, Sciarrone, both of them perfect in bad boys! Our pianists Arlinda Roux Majollari, Phil Richardson, who did prepare our musical team so well, two real angels! The orchestra, so well leaded by Anne Gravoin, and so attentive for all the cast changes, thanks to all of you for your commitment and your musicality! The choir Unikanti and children choir La Maîtrise des Haut de Seine and their entire team leaded by Gael Darchen, fantastic musician and fantastic colleague!

And it will be impossible to say here thanks to all the entire technical team, the régie and to all the organisation of Opera en Plein Air. Jean-Baptiste Mallassinet who leaded this project, thanks thanks thanks! And, Gilbert Desvaux, who joined the adventure a bit before the summer, discovering so quick and with so much wisdom our company, thanks Gilbert for your permanent support! Tosca in Les Invalides, with Napoleon behind will stay in my memory for ever.

Photos are important? Here we are, it was really a fantastic adventure!

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