"When the audience applauded us, I felt liberated."Alisha, 5th grader at La Fontaine secondary school, Laxou
Opera is a trompe-l'œil art form. How much of the story presented on stage is real? This ambiguity between fiction and reality is also present in Julien Joubert's opera, composed with tenderness and generosity for a chorus of young singers. In We won't be going to the Opera the children's choir is a class ready to attend an opera rehearsal. They are disappointed when they are told that the outing cannot take place. But their taste for opera will prevail, and the operatic experience will make their day!
Listening to the joy and dedication of the young performers in We won't be going to the Opera raises doubts: could the children's choir on stage be the class destined for an extraordinary adventure at the Opera?
In this work, Julien Joubert combines all the vital ingredients for a successful opera: a heady choral score quoting twenty famous operas, a delightful orchestral accompaniment, and an abundance of feelings expressed in music. There's something for everyone to enjoy: a fun way to discover opera, or an equally fun treasure hunt to find the operas hidden by Julien Joubert!
about 45 minutes
6pm - 6.30pm hands-on workshop: adults and families, come and learn the songs from the performance so you can leave the Opera singing! Free workshop. Score and recording to download on this page soon.
Opéra national de Lorraine, Conservatoire régional du Grand Nancy and Académie Nancy-Metz-DAAC
We won't be going to the Opera
Created in 2015, commissioned by the Académie musicale de Villecroze
William Le Sage