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DNA I COUNTERTENOR // SINGULARITY I CONTEMPORARY DANCER // DISCOVERED BY JEAN-CLAUDE MALGOIRE & JEAN-CLAUDE GALLOTTA // FEATURED IN EXCEPTIONAL HALLS: PARIS PHILARMONIE, NEW-YORK LINCOLN CENTER, VENICE FENICE…

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09 Janvier 2023 / LE TRIANON, PARIS

Redistributing musical direction to women, and ladies’ agonies to a man !

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to opera’s divas

Stabbed, poisoned, strangled, defenestrated, burnt alive…
In 4 centuries of male operas, the fate inflicted to heroines is as tragic as their arias are sublime… For the 1st time, what if we dissociated Drama and Diva? What if we reversed the roles?

Humanistic lyric project, NO(S) DAMES dare to reverse traditional roles, redistributing musical direction to the women of the Quatuor ZAÏDE, and ladies’ agonies to a man, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE, to celebrate the arias of Carmen, Norma, Manon, Violetta… Beyond their gender fates.

In a sumptuous stage direction by Pierre-Emmanuel ROUSSEAU, mixing gold-leaf gildings and ghostly projections, red-blooded glove and divas’ relics, the artists question the morbid fetichism around these icons, intertwining glamour and death in the romantic patriarchal tradition.

NO(S) DAMES : a sensitive and committed show, untying the corsets from the past to project opera towards a fairer future.
Co-production I Limoges Opera & Le Volcan du Havre
Support I Régions Normandie and Grand Sud, Département Seine-Maritime and Mairie du Havre

Official Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Singing I Théophile ALEXANDRE
Musical direction I Quatuor ZAÏDE
Adaptations I Eric MOURET
Stage direction I Pierre-Emmanuel ROUSSEAU
Choreography I Béatrice WARRAND
Lights creation I Gilles GENTNER
Stage videos I Charlotte ROUSSEAU
Direction I Manon GICQUEL
Artistic direction I Emmanuel GREZE-MASUREL
Co-production I Opéra de Limoges & Le Volcan du Havre
Supports I Régions Normandie & Grand Sud, Département Seine-Maritime, Mairie du Havre

SAINTS, BITCHES & WITCHES DECONSTRUCTED

PROGRAM:  a genderless reinvention of 23 operatic icons and their multiple massacres ; 23 stereotypes of madonas, bitches and witches, reversed and assembled in a surrealistic pastiche. In NO(S) DAMES, Manon’s farewell then blends with that of Violetta ; Norma’s burning tears echoe Amina’s nightmares ; Giulietta, Carmen and Maria become a sole temptress…
By connecting these women substitutes in their morbid sisterhood, NO(S) DAMES plays to the exquisite corpse, underlining the pattern of tragic destinies for these masculine heroines and drawing in undertones the portrait of a one and only idol : the Dame, as fantasized, created and imposed by men to women throughout centuries or continents.

From Cavalli to Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES embarks the audience in a tearfull trip and make you rediscover these great tragic divas, like never seen nor heard before.
Duration 1h10 – All audiences.

AN EXCEPTIONAL NIGHT AT THE PARIS TRIANON

18h : CONFERENCE

20h : PRE-SHOW

20h45 : NO(S) DAMES

PARTNERS

AN EXCEPTIONAL NIGHT IN PARIS :
– 18h : a conference animated by the journalist Arièle Butaux on the cultural gender corsets, with the philosopher Catherine CLÉMENT, the musical conductor Laurence EQUILBEY and the stage director Macha MAKEÏEFF. Duration 1h
–  20h :  Pre-show with the pop singers JULIETTE et Zaza FOURNIER
– 20h45 : Show NO(S) DAMES. Duration 1h15

In partnership with the french magazines CAUSETTE, LYRIK, TÊTU, TECHNIKART and the center Présence Compositrices.

NOS DAMES ON TOUR

Created in the Volcan, national stage in Le Havre in January 22, the show NO(S) DAMES will tour during several seasons.
Tour manager: Accès Concert / Contact : Fanny@accesconcert.com

ALBUM & BOOK NO(S) DAMES

Show, album and book, NO(S) DAMES is a global statement built as an artistic triptych.

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THE ALBUM

THE ALBUM NO(S) DAMES offers an unheard genderless reinvention of 23 great opera’s heroines from 17 composers, connecting their multiple agonies in a musical exquisite corps, built like a muscial thriller, on adaptations by Eric MOURET.

Out in february 22, the disc is the best selling french lyric album of the the year, cumulating more than 3 millions of streams in the world. With both public and critcal acclaim, it wars rewarded by 4 stars in the prestigious BBC Magazine, 4 diapasons in the french Diapason magazine, and is recommended by the radios France Musique, FIP, RTS, RFI…

Sound engineers: Hannelore GUITTET and Lucas JOSEPH I LABEL NoMad Music & PIAS France – Duration 77mn I Co-production UP TO THE MOON & NoMad Music
Available at all disc vendors and on all streaming platforms.

EXCERPTS

YO SOY MARIA, Piazzolla

AH NON CREDEA, Bellini

L’AMOUR, Bizet

THE BOOK

THE BOOK NO(S) DAMES extends the reflexion on the female mistreating representations in the male creations.
Series of interviews on the gender corsets of our culture, conducted by the journalist and writer Arièle BUTAUX, the book gathers testimonies of renowned female french artists : the philosopher Catherine CLÉMENT, the musical conductors Laurence EQUILBEY and Debora WALDMAN, the singers Julie FUCHS and JULIETTE, the writers Carole MARTINEZ and Pauline DELABROY-ALLARD, the musicians Astrig SIRANOSSIAN and the Quatuor ZAÏDE, the ex-director of the Paris Opera ballet Brigitte LEFÈVRE and the choreographer Maguy MARIN, the composer Camille PÉPIN and the stage director Macha MAKEÏEFF.
Together, they share their experiences of gender stereotypes with subtlety, sensitivity and humor,  while opening new ways of behaving, carrying hope for the future.
True art book, it puts in perspective the power of these women’s word, positioned as subjects, with photographies catching the fragility of a man treated like an object, dealing with the usual clichés of femininity: a serie of portraits both glamourous and morbid signed by the photographer Julien BENHAMOU.

Book sold in exclusivity on the sites nomadmusic.fr, boutique-causette.fr and presencecompositrices.com
All the book’s benefits will be reversed to the center Présence Compositrices (female composers), working to find and exhume the musical pieces of female artists forgotten by History.

AGENDA OF THE SHOWS SEASON 22/23

11 Sept 22 / Théâtre Ledoux, Besançon

MICROSCOPE I Fairy-Opera in tribute to Louis Pasteur

Mini-opera created for the bicentenary of Pasteur,  MICROSCOPE tells with humor the story of a young Louis mocked by his scientists collegues, that yet finds a cure to a mysterious virus giving colored spots and a furious desire to sing. On a story by Pierre SENGES and a musical creation by Alexandros MARKEAS, 25 children of the Dole Choir, the comedian Nicolas Dufour and a musical ensemble of 9 musicians give birth to this fairy taile, as funny as wise, under the musical direction of Nicolas CHARRIÈRE and the stage direction of Théophile ALEXANDRE. An exclusive creation for the International Music Festival of Besançon and the Jura Stages.

14 & 15 Oct 22 / Théâtre de Dole

MICROSCOPE I Fairy-Opera in tribute to Louis Pasteur

Mini-opera created for the bicentenary of Pasteur,  MICROSCOPE tells with humor the story of a young Louis mocked by his scientists collegues, that yet finds a cure to a mysterious virus giving colored spots and a furious desire to sing. On a story by Pierre SENGES and a musical creation by Alexandros MARKEAS, 25 children of the Dole Choir, the comedian Nicolas Dufour and a musical ensemble of 9 musicians give birth to this fairy taile, as funny as wise, under the musical direction of Nicolas CHARRIÈRE and the stage direction of Théophile ALEXANDRE. An exclusive creation for the International Music Festival of Besançon and the Jura Stages.

19 & 20 Oct 2022 / Scène nationale La Coursive, La Rochelle

KANTUS I Système Castafiore

Operatic & choreographic dystopia, KANTUS takes us in a future world where all our species are extincted. Through numerical memory, 4 explorers revive the singing and dancing rituals of the ancient world, questioning the hybrid beings that we became in a choreographic opera both poetic and apocalyptic. Ultimate creation of the Castafiore System, composed and staged by Karl Biscuit, on choreographies by Marcia Barcellos, Kantus stars Théophile Alexandre, singing and dancing along with 3 other singers and 5 dancers.

Bande-annonce KANTUS (4 X-tinct Species)

Production Système Castafiore
Co-production
Théâtre National de Chaillot
Théâtre de Grasse
Cité musicale de Metz

17 Nov 2022 / Espace Albert Camus, Bron

KANTUS I Système Castafiore

Operatic & choreographic dystopia, KANTUS takes us in a future world where all our species are extincted. Through numerical memory, 4 explorers revive the singing and dancing rituals of the ancient world, questioning the hybrid beings that we became in a choreographic opera both poetic and apocalyptic. Ultimate creation of the Castafiore System, composed and staged by Karl Biscuit, on choreographies by Marcia Barcellos, Kantus stars Théophile Alexandre, singing and dancing along with 3 other singers and 5 dancers.

Bande-annonce KANTUS (4 X-tinct Species)

Production Système Castafiore
Co-production
Théâtre National de Chaillot
Théâtre de Grasse
Cité musicale de Metz

3 Dec 2022 / Théâtre Roger Lafaille, Chennevières sur Marne

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to Opera’s Divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

BOOKING

10 Dec 2022 / Festival C’est pas classique, NICE

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to Opera’s Divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

13th of Dec 2022 / Splendor Theater, AOSTE

ADN BAROQUE I Baroque soul undressed in piano-voice

Bach, Haendel, Purcell, Rameau, Vivaldi… Like you’ve never heard or seen them before.
In 21 pièces, like the 21 grammes of human soul, the countertenor & dancer Théophile ALEXANDRE and the concert-pianist Guillaume VINCENT dare baring baroque music in piano-voice, set in motion by Jean-Claude GALLOTTA :  a musical choreographic fairy-tale, diving us into the heart of our emotional DNA and exposing our perfect imperfections, like jagged-gems. Body and soul.

Trailer & excerpts of ADN BAROQUE

BOOKING

16 Dec 2022 / Théâtre Le Rayon Vert, Saint Valery en Caux

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to Opera’s Divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

9 Jan 2023 / LE TRIANON, PARIS

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to Opera’s Divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

AN EXCEPTIONAL EVENT STARTING WITH
– At 6 pm: a conference on the gender corsets of our culture with the journalist and writer Arièle BUTAUX and the philosopher Catherine CLÉMENT, author of the book Opera or women’s defeat, the music director Laurence EQUILBEY and the stage director Macha MAKEÏEFF
At 8 pm: pre-show with the pop singers JULIETTE and Zaza FOUNIER
– At 8.45 pm : show NO(S) DAMES – Duration 1h15
An event in partnership with the french magazines CAUSETTE, LYRIK, TÊTU, TECHNIKART and the center Présence Compositrices.

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

10 Feb 2023 / Théâtre Durance, Chateau-Arnaux-Saint-Auban

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to Opera’s Divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

04 March 2023 / Théâtre de LAVAL

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to Opera’s Divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

10 March 2023 / Théâtre Olympe de Gouges, MONTAUBAN

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to Opera’s Divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

10 March 2023 / Théâtre Olympe de Gouges, MONTAUBAN

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to Opera’s Divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

29 March 2023 / Centre d’art et de culture, MEUDON

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to Opera’s Divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

12 April 2023 / Théâtre de LISIEUX

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to Opera’s Divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

4th of May 2023 / Theater of CHARTRES

ADN BAROQUE I Baroque soul undressed in piano-voice

Bach, Haendel, Purcell, Rameau, Vivaldi… Like you’ve never heard or seen them before.
In 21 pièces, like the 21 grammes of human soul, the countertenor & dancer Théophile ALEXANDRE and the concert-pianist Guillaume VINCENT dare baring baroque music in piano-voice, set in motion by Jean-Claude GALLOTTA :  a musical choreographic fairy-tale, diving us into the heart of our emotional DNA and exposing our perfect imperfections, like jagged-gems. Body and soul.

Trailer & excerpts of ADN BAROQUE

THE SHOWS SUMMER 22

08 Juillet 22 / Festival Cordes en Ballade, Bourg-Saing Andéol, ARDÈCHE

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to opera’s divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

14 Juillet 22 / Festival Montmartin-sur-mer, COUTANCES

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to opera’s divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines, questionning 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

16 Juillet 22 / Festival Hameau Fleuri, Batterie de MERVILLE

IN MEMORIAM I Stabat Mater(s)

The Hameau Fleuri imagines a tribute to the Stabat Mater, this latin anthem to the glory of Mater Dolorosa, by mixing the creations of several composers around this theme: Pergolèse, Haydn, Vivaldi, Brunetti, Scarlatti, Logroscino & Boccherini. Re-arranged for marimbas, these pieces are sung by the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the soprano Kaoli ISSHIKI, accompanied by the poetic percussions of Frédéric GAUTHIER and Raphaël SIMON, in the grandiose setting of the Melville Museum.

THE SHOWS FOR SEASON 21/22

15th to 21st of Sept 2021 / STRASBOURG Opera

SNOW QUEEN

 Hans Abrahamsen revisits the classic fairytale of Andersen and takes us in an initiatic journey, both poetic and mysterious, in a fantastic universe made of ice.  Staged by James Bonas and Grégoire Pont, under the musical direction of Robert Houssart, this 1st opera of the danish composer reunites the soloists Lauren Snouffer, Helena Rasker, Floriane Derthe, Rachael Wilson, David Leigh, Théophile Alexandre, Moritz Kallenberg and Michael Smallwood.

1st to 3d of Oct 2021 / MULHOUSE Theater

SNOW QUEEN

 Hans Abrahamsen revisits the classic fairytale of Andersen and takes us in an initiatic journey, both poetic and mysterious, in a fantastic universe made of ice.  Staged by James Bonas and Grégoire Pont, under the musical direction of Robert Houssart, this 1st opera of the danish composer reunites the soloists Lauren Snouffer, Helena Rasker, Floriane Derthe, Rachael Wilson, David Leigh, Théophile Alexandre, Moritz Kallenberg and Michael Smallwood.

12th & 13th of Nov 2021 / VESOUL Theater

CHILDREN OF BRITTEN

Major composer of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten is as known for his musical masterpieces as for his brave personal commitments against intolerance or war. 40 years afetr his death, 40 children of the Justiniana ensemble and of the Choir of Dôle give a new life to his pieces for children’s choirs (Friday afternoons, Ceremony of Carols…), questioning the actual world : right to be different, overconsumption versus ecological emergency, new ways to love, in a poetic and meaningful show conceived, stages and choreographed by Théophile Alexandre.

02 & 03d of Dec 2021 / CANNES Dance Festival

KANTUS I Système Castafiore

Operatic & choreographic dystopia, KANTUS takes us in a future world where all our species are extincted. Through numerical memory, 4 explorers revive the singing and dancing rituals of the ancient world, questioning the hybrid beings that we became in a choreographic oper both poetic and apocalyptic. Ultimate creation of the Castafiore System, composed and staged by Karl Biscuit, on choreographies by Marcia Barcellos, Kantus stars Théophile Alexandre, singing and dancing along with 3 other singers and 5 dancers.

18th of Dec 2021 / Eglise Saint-Augustin, DEAUVILLE

A WINTER NIGHT IN DEAUVILLE

A fairy win blows in Deauville ! The organ tubes of the Saint-Augustin Church play with the virtuose Pan flute of Matthijs Koene to create a magical surrounding for the celestial voice of Théophile Alexandre. Together, they revisit the most moving Christmas melodies : baroque, classical, traditional and even pop, to celebrate the festive spirit of this ending year.

13th of Jan 2022 / Cité musicale – METZ

KANTUS I Système Castafiore

Operatic & choreographic dystopia, KANTUS takes us in a future world where all our species are extincted. Through numerical memory, 4 explorers revive the singing and dancing rituals of the ancient world, questioning the hybrid beings that we became in a choreographic opera both poetic and apocalyptic. Ultimate creation of the Castafiore System, composed and staged by Karl Biscuit, on choreographies by Marcia Barcellos, Kantus stars Théophile Alexandre, singing and dancing along with 3 other singers and 5 dancers.

Bande-annonce KANTUS (4 X-tinct Species)

Production Système Castafiore
Co-production
Théâtre National de Chaillot
Théâtre de Grasse
Cité musicale de Metz

13, 14 & 15th of Jan 2022 / Scènes Nationales du Jura

CHILDREN OF BRITTEN

Major composer of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten is as known for his musical masterpieces as for his brave personal commitments against intolerance or war. 40 years afetr his death, 40 children of the Justiniana ensemble and of the Choir of Dôle give a new life to his pieces for children’s choirs (Friday afternoons, Ceremony of Carols…), questioning the actual world : right to be different, overconsumption versus ecological emergency, new ways to love, in a poetic and meaningful show conceived, stages and choreographed by Théophile Alexandre.

NEW CREATION: NO(S) DAMES 

PREMIÈRE : 18th of Jan 2022 / Le Volcan, LE HAVRE

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to opera’s divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines to challenge their  old sexist clichés. Staged by Pierre-Emmanuel ROUSSEAU, the artists question 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

20th of Jan 2022 / Théâtre Edwige Feuillère, VESOUL

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to opera’s divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines to challenge their  old sexist clichés. Staged by Pierre-Emmanuel ROUSSEAU, the artists question 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

04th of feb 2022 / Palais des Congrès, SAINT-RAPHAËL

ADN BAROQUE I Baroque soul undressed in piano-voice

Bach, Haendel, Purcell, Rameau, Vivaldi… Like you’ve never heard or seen them before.
In 21 pièces, like the 21 grammes of human soul, the countertenor & dancer Théophile ALEXANDRE and the concert-pianist Guillaume VINCENT dare baring baroque music in piano-voice, set in motion by Jean-Claude GALLOTTA :  a musical choreographic fairy-tale, diving us into the heart of our emotional DNA and exposing our perfect imperfections, like jagged-gems. Body and soul.

Trailer & excerpts of ADN BAROQUE

08th of Feb 2022 / Espace Carpeaux, COURBEVOIE

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to opera’s divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines to challenge their  old sexist clichés. Staged by Pierre-Emmanuel ROUSSEAU, the artists question 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

15th of Feb 2022 / Espace Jean Montaru, MARCOUSSIS

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to opera’s divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines to challenge their  old sexist clichés. Staged by Pierre-Emmanuel ROUSSEAU, the artists question 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

18th of Feb 2022 / LIMOGES Opera

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to opera’s divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines to challenge their  old sexist clichés. Staged by Pierre-Emmanuel ROUSSEAU, the artists question 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

23d of Feb 2022 / Centre Culturel Les Vikings, YVETOT

ADN BAROQUE I Baroque soul undressed in piano-voice

Bach, Haendel, Purcell, Rameau, Vivaldi… Like you’ve never heard or seen them before.
In 21 pièces, like the 21 grammes of human soul, the countertenor & dancer Théophile ALEXANDRE and the concert-pianist Guillaume VINCENT dare baring baroque music in piano-voice, set in motion by Jean-Claude GALLOTTA :  a musical choreographic fairy-tale, diving us into the heart of our emotional DNA and exposing our perfect imperfections, like jagged-gems. Body and soul.

Trailer & excerpts of ADN BAROQUE

March the 4th of 2022 / Pavillon noir, AIX EN PROVENCE

KANTUS I Système Castafiore

Operatic & choreographic dystopia, KANTUS takes us in a future world where all our species are extincted. Through numerical memory, 4 explorers revive the singing and dancing rituals of the ancient world, questioning the hybrid beings that we became in a choreographic oper both poetic and apocalyptic. Ultimate creation of the Castafiore System, composed and staged by Karl Biscuit, on choreographies by Marcia Barcellos, Kantus stars Théophile Alexandre, singing and dancing along with 3 other singers and 5 dancers.

Bande-annonce KANTUS (4 X-tinct Species)

Production Système Castafiore
Co-production
Théâtre National de Chaillot
Théâtre de Grasse
Cité musicale de Metz

09 to 12th of March 2022 / Théâtre National de Chaillot, PARIS

KANTUS I Système Castafiore

Operatic & choreographic dystopia, KANTUS takes us in a future world where all our species are extincted. Through numerical memory, 4 explorers revive the singing and dancing rituals of the ancient world, questioning the hybrid beings that we became in a choreographic oper both poetic and apocalyptic. Ultimate creation of the Castafiore System, composed and staged by Karl Biscuit, on choreographies by Marcia Barcellos, Kantus stars Théophile Alexandre, singing and dancing along with 3 other singers and 5 dancers.

Bande-annonce KANTUS (4 X-tinct Species)

Production Système Castafiore
Co-production
Théâtre National de Chaillot
Théâtre de Grasse
Cité musicale de Metz

18th of March 2022 / Le Tangram, EVREUX

NO(S) DAMES I Genderless tribute to opera’s divas

For the 1st time, the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the female string quartet ZAÏDE ungender the greatest arias of operatic heroines to challenge their  old sexist clichés. Staged by Pierre-Emmanuel ROUSSEAU, the artists question 4 centuries of male operas and their fantasized female icons with tragic destinies, from Carmen to Violetta, Médea, Norma or the Night Queen…
By daring reversing the roles, NO(S) DAMES revisit freely these musical masterpieces while disrupting the patriarcal norms inherited from the Romantic period, with the will to celebrate the beauty of these arias without perpetuating their gender corsets.

Built as an exquisite corpse of héroïnes by Mozart, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Tchaïkovsky, Grieg, Cavalli, Piazzolla, NO(S) DAMES is staged in an operatic curiosity cabinet, mixing fantasized videos and diva’s accessories to explore the morbid fetichisms associated to these Divanities.
Co-production : Cie Up To the Moon, Le Volcan du Havre, Limoges Opera, Quatuor Zaïde
Support : Mairie du Havre, Département Seine Maritime, Région Normandie, Région PACA

Videos NO(S) DAMES

Trailer NO(S) DAMES

Backstage NO(S) DAMES

02 to 12th of May 2022 / Lyon Opera

Worldwide première: SHIRINE I ESCAICH & RAHIMI

Musical direction : Martyn BRABBINS I Stage director : Richard BRUNEL
SHIRINE is the 2nd opera by french composer Thierry ESCAICH, along with Goncourt award winner Atiq RAHIMI, and celebrates the emancipation of femininity through the story of the princess of Armenia and her impossible loves with the Persian king Khosrow, based on the legend Khosrow va Chîrîn by Nezâmî de Gandjeh (1141-1209).
This worldwide creation will take place in the Lyon National Opera, with the participation of France Musique, and will be sung by the soprano Hélène GUILLEMETTE, the tenor Julien BEHR and the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE, the barytone Jean-Sébastien BOU…

19th of May 2022 / Théâtre de l’Echiquier, POUZAUGES

ADN BAROQUE I Baroque soul undressed in piano-voice

Bach, Haendel, Purcell, Rameau, Vivaldi… Like you’ve never heard or seen them before.
In 21 pièces, like the 21 grammes of human soul, the countertenor & dancer Théophile ALEXANDRE and the concert-pianist Guillaume VINCENT dare baring baroque music in piano-voice, set in motion by Jean-Claude GALLOTTA :  a musical choreographic fairy-tale, diving us into the heart of our emotional DNA and exposing our perfect imperfections, like jagged-gems. Body and soul.

Trailer & excerpts of ADN BAROQUE

DEBUT ALBUM ADN BAROQUE

ADN BAROQUE I Baroque soul undressed in piano-voice

Discographic worldwide première : the countertenor Théophile ALEXANDRE and the concert-pianist Guillaume VINCENT dare baring baroque music in PIANO-VOICE.
In 21 pieces, like the 21 grammes of human soul, the artists dive us into the heard of mankind emotional DNA, exposing unheard facets of baroque essence : an audacious contemporary réinvention exploring the strengths and vulnerabilities of mankind through the powerful intimacy of piano-voice. INCLUDED : 4 duets with the sopranos Chantal SANTON & Marion TASSOU
BEST SELLING ALBUM 18-19 WITH 3.5 MILLIONS OF STREAMS

VIDEOS OF ADN BAROQUE

1st single Video

Trailer of the show

Cum dederit, Vivaldi

Cold song, Purcell

Alto Giove, Porpora

Lascia ch’io pianga, Haendel

THE SHOW ADN BAROQUE

On stage, Théophile ALEXANDRE and Guillaume VINCENT couple the musical PIANO-VOICE strip down to a contemporary reinvention of baroque movement,  choreographed by Jean-Claude GALLOTTA and both sung and danced by Théophile. ADN BAROQUE takes us in a trip at the heart of mankind’s emotional DNA, exploring these feelings in chiaroscuro that sign our humanity.
On tour for 3 seasons: more that 35 dates and 17 000 spectators.

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