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Daring BODY ARIAS, making the VOICE WALTZ : a unique artistic STATEMENT, which has become his SIGNATURE…

Whether it be great OPERAS or CHOREOGRAPHIC creations, more classical ORATORIOS, intimate RECITALS or alternative ARTSY PERFORMANCE, Théophile Alexandre has systematically built his artistic life around this innovative vision to linking operatic SINGING and contemporary DANCE. For the past tens years, he has explored some of the best in each field and has collaborated with great musicians, choreographers and stage directors, often uniting them and thus creating together a NEW BRIDGE BETWEEN THE ARTS…

Through pictures and videos, here’s a glimpse into some of the productions that have marked his young career…

SELECTED EXCERPTS

Musical Theater / Athénée Theater – Paris

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ET LE COQ CHANTA… / BACH

Musical direction: Christophe GRAPPERON / Stage direction: Alexandra LACROIX
First opus of a staged trilogy around the Bach’s passions : Théophile performed and sang the role of Peter, alongside Aurore Bucher, Matthieu Lécroart, François Rougier…
Show created in 2014 and toured the Paris Athénée Theater, as well as La Rochelle, Fontainebleau, Meudon, Le Perreux, the Besançon Opera…

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Song & Dance / Lyon Opera

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE / PURCELL

Musical direction: Franck-Emmanuel Comte & the Concert de l’Hostel-Dieu  / Choreography: Anne MARTIN, emblematic soloist of Pina BAUSCH
Show on Shakespeare’s final hours, driven by Purcell music: Théophile sang & danced the memories of Shakespeare, played by the actor Jacques Chambon.
Show created in 2011 and toured at the Lyon Opera, the Theatres of Vienne, Montélimar, Aix in Provence…

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Bouffe Opera / Venice Fenice

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LES CHEVALIERS DE LA TABLE RONDE / HERVÉ

Musical direction: Christophe GRAPPERON & Les Brigands / Stage direction: Pierre-André WEITZ
Bouffe opera by Hervé, rediscovered by the Palazzetto Bru Zane: Théophile sang & danced the role of Lancelot du Lac, surrounded by Damien Bigourdan, Ingrid Perruche, Chantal Santon, Rémy Matthieu, Matthias Vidal…
The show toured for more than 50 representations in the Venice Fenice, the Operas of Bordeaux, Nantes, Massy, Toulon, Reims, Angers, Limoges, the Theaters of La Rochelle, Charleroi…

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Opera / Paris Philharmonie

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APOLLO & HYACINTHUS / MOZART

Musical direction: Patrick COHEN-AKENINE and les Folies Françoises/ Stage direction: Natalie VAN PARYS
It is Mozart’s youth opera, composed when he was 11 years old: Theophile sang the role of Zephir alongside Maarten Engeltjes, Maïlys members, Sébastien Droy…
Exceptional representation at the Philharmonie de Paris

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Song & Dance / Chaillot Theater

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ORPHÉE / MONTALVO – HERVIEU

Stage Direction & Choreography: José MONTALVO and Dominique HERVIEU
An Operatic Ballet combining singing, dancing and circus to music of Monteverdi, Gluck and Glass: Théophile sang and danced in it from its creation to the National Theater of Chaillot, then on tour for more than 100 dates in France (Quartz of Brest, Theaters of Amiens, Arcachon, Caen, Charleroi, Maubeuge, Sceaux, MAC in Créteil, Lyon Maison de la Danse, Grenoble MC:2, Operas of Namur, Vichy…) and abroad (Festival Roma Europa, Reggio Emilia, Leverkusen, Luxembourg…)

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Opera / Clermont-Ferrand Opera

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ORLANDO / HAENDEL

Musical direction: Jean-Claude MALGOIRE and the Orchestre du Centre Lyrique d’Auvergne
One of the peaks of Haendel’s operatic art, on the theme of magic and enchantment: Théophile sang the title role alongside Damien Guillon, Matthieu Lécroart, Olga Pitarch, Kareen Durand…
Exceptional representation at the Clermont-Ferrand Opera

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Dance / MC2: GRENOBLE

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SUNSET FRATELL / GALLOTTA

Choreography: Jean-Claude GALLOTTA
Duo created in 2006 at the Grenoble MC:2, based on the true story of two brothers involved in a car accident.  Since its creation and season after season, Théophile has danced the intimacy of their relationship, itself made-up of confrontations and embraces, silences and cries of love, elbow jabs and affectionate gestures…
Toured for more than 50 dates in France (Theaters of Biarritz, Bourg-en Bresse, Voiron, Valence…) and abroad (Colombia, Russia, Croatia, Poland, Canada…)

MORE EXCERPTS ON THÉOPHILE ALEXANDRE’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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REVIEWING 10 YEARS OF CAREER

2017/18 Opera

ORFEO & EURIDICE / GLUCK

Musical direction: Romain DUMAS & The Symphonic Paris Orchestra/ Stage direction : Bernard JOURDAIN
Totally renewing the opera codes, Gluck’s Orfeo is a musical masterpiece, both luminous and tragic : Théophile sings the leading part for the 1st time, surrounded by 24 musicians and a 40 people choir.
Exceptional performance in the Paris Comedia.

2017/18 Creation

THE DRAGON KING’S LEGEND / ARTHUR LAVANDIER

Musical direction: Quentin HINDLEY & The Balcon Orchestra / Stage direction : Johanne SAUNIER
Inspired by a Corean tale, this contemporary creation for 5 soloists and children choir reinvents this ancestral legend about time and oceans. Theophile sings along with Chloé Briot and Damien Pass.
3 exceptional representations in the Lille Opera.

2017/18 Oratorio

HAYDN STABAT MATER / ESCAICH / MOZART

Musical direction : Nicole CORTI & Spirito Choir
Far from the sadful pain of  Pergolesi (1736), Haydn’s Stabat Mater (1767) uses a big choir and four soloists, amongst whom Théophile Alexandre & Marion Tassou, for a musical journey carrying both delicacy and powerful dramatic effects.
Toured in the Chaise-Dieu Festival, Echirolles and the Lyon’s National Auditorium.

2017/18 Creation

LADY M / MARC DUCRET

Musical direction : Marc DUCRET
Contemporary creation around the Shaekespearian myth of Lady Macbeth, Lady M explores the nightmares and sleepless nights of this tragic heroin, whose famous monologue is reinvented by Théophile and 6 electric musicians.
Exceptional performance in the Lille Opera.

2016/17  Chamber Music

CANTATES, CANTATES / BACH, CALDARA, MACÉ

Musical direction: Mirella GIARDELLI & the Paris Chamber Music Orchestra
Théophile Alexandre and the tenor François Rougier explore both in solo and duet all the creativity and virtuosity of Bach and Caldara’s confidential cantatas, along with a contemporary cantata created by Pierre-Yves Macé.
Exceptional production in Cortot – Paris.

2016/17 & 2014/15 Opera

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DIDO & AENEAS / PURCELL

Musical direction: Sebastian d’HÉRIN &Les Nouveaux Caractères / Stage: Caroline MUTEL
Henry Purcell’s only true opera, performed in comics version: Théophile sang the parts of the Witch and spirit, surrounded by Hjördis Thébault, Camille Poul, Anthea Pichanik, Jean-François Novelli…
Created in 2011 & toured at the Lyon Comics Festival, at the Croix-Rousse Theater…

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2016/17 Oratorio

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MOULTAKA & BACH

Musical direction: Nicole CORTI & the Ensemble Unisoni
A political program for 2 exceptional representations in the Comédie of Clermont-Ferrand and Grenoble MC:2: Théophile sang 3 works by Bach (Cantata, Motet and Magnificat) and 3 works by Zad Moultaka, like a voice rising against the tragic events of our world.

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2016/17 & 2015/16 Oratorio

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VOTE FOR JSB / BACH

Musical direction: Nicolas BUCHER & l’Ensemble Unisoni
Rediscovery of Bach’s electoral cantatas by the Cité de la Voix: Théophile sang with Marion Tassou, Aurore Bucher, Stephanie Revidat, Vincent Hare-Picard, Jean-Baptiste Dumora, Jean-Michel Fumas…
Created in 2014 to Vézelay & toured in several festivals…

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2016/17 Oratorio

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STABAT MATER / PERGOLESI

Musical direction: Alexandre BENDERSKI and the Orchestre de Chambre du Languedoc
The most sublime Oratorio by one of the masters of the Italian Baroque, interpreted by Théophile & the soprano Michèle Mastrani.
Exceptional representation at the 100% Classic Festival of la Grande Motte

2015/16 Recital

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IL GIARDINO D’AMORE

Musical direction: Franck-Emmanuel Comte & the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu

Vilanelles, air, canzones… Recital of 17th century Italian melodies, played at the Barberini court, and transformed by Théophile and his musicians into a true Court of love…

Toured at the Lyon Palais de la Bourse, and in Pamiers, Carcassonne…

2015/16 Oratorio

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THEODORA / HAENDEL

Musical direction: William CHRISTIE & Les Arts Florissants /Stage direction: Stephen LANGRIDGE
Major oratorio based on the Christian martyr Theodora: Théophile sang for the 1st time in the choir of Les Arts Florissants, next to Philippe Jaroussky, Stephanie d’Oustrac, Katherine Watson, and Kresimir Spicer.
Created at the Champs-Elysees Theater for 6 exceptional performances and toured at the New-York Lincoln Center, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam…

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2015/16 Opera

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APOLLO & HYACINTHUS / MOZART

Musical direction: Franck-Emmanuel Comte & Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu
Mozart’s youth Opera, composed when he was 11 years old: Théophile sang the title role of Apollo surrounded by Heather Newhouse, Rémy Matthieu, Paulin Bundgen…
Toured in festivals including the festival ‘Saoû sings Mozart’

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2014/15 Singing & Dance

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EN CORPS ACCORDS / tribute to Wilfride Piollet

Evening of tributes to the star dancer Wilfride Piollet, shared with the  Paris Opera Ballet.

Théophile created the Singing & Dancing Solo ‘En Corps Accords’ on Vivaldi arias, that he interpreted a capella under the gaze of Jean Guizerix, the other star dancer of this stellar duo with Wilfried Piollet, his companion both onstage and off.
Exceptional representation in Saint-Cloud, Paris.

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2014/15 & 2011/12 Recital

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ITINÉRAIRE (S)

From Naples to New York, the musical meanderings of a countertenor, from the old to the new world…
A piano-voice recital made of Italian, German and English Baroque melodies, even up to 20th century American melodies…
Toured in Pamiers, Etretat, Abbey of Valloires and many festivals…

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2014/15 Opera

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CARMINA BURANA / ORFF

Musical direction: Pablo PAVON
Carl Orff’s epic cantata in a piano and percussion version: Théophile sang alongside Liliana Faraon and Matthieu Lécroart, surrounded by over a hundred choristers.
Exceptional performance at the Opera of Clermont-Ferrand

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2014/15 & 2010/11 Opera

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A NIGHT WITH VIVALDI

Musical direction: Emmanuelle PASCAL and the Orchestra André Messager

Program composed of Antonio Vivaldi’s most beautiful oratorios, from Gloria to Magnificat, as well as Cantatas, in which Theophile interpreted all Alto solo parts.

Performances at the Cathedral Notre-Dame du Havre, in the Abbey of Fécamp…

2014/15 Oratorio

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THE MESSIAH / HAENDEL

Théophile interpreted the Alto solo parts in this Haendel’s masterpiece on the resurrection of Christ, alongside Stéphanie Révidat and François-Nicolas Geslot, supported by the Sanofi Choir and all of the Paris Academy Symphony Orchestra.

Exceptional representation at the Saint-Eustache Church in Paris

2013/14 & 2012/13 Opera

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ORFEO / MONTEVERDI

Musical direction: Sebastian d’HÉRIN & Les Nouveaux Caratères / Stage direction: Caroline MUTEL
A lyrical drama which is considered to be one of the first operas: Théophile sang the role of Speranza alongside Jean-Sébastien Bou, Jérôme Varnier, Nicolas Courjal, Virginie Pochon, Caroline Mutel.
Created in 2011 and toured at the Operas of Versailles, Besançon, Avignon, Massy and at La Trinité in Lyon…

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2013/14 Oratorio

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VESPERS TO THE VIRGIN MARY / MONTEVERDI

Musical direction: Sebastian d’HÉRIN and Les Nouveaux Caractères
First piece of sacred music by Monteverdi on one of the Divine Office Hours: Théophile sang the Alto solo parts.
Exceptional representation at the chapel of La Trinité in Lyon

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2013/14 Art Performance

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COMPOSITION FOR HEARING / OLIVER BEER

Artistic Performance created by the artist Oliver BEER
Led by a score signed by Oliver, Théophile and Rodrigo Ferreira emitted sounds that stimulated natural reverberation and the frequencies of resonance in space (walls, pipes etc.) to the point of making them vibrate and tremble, displaying a striking interaction between bodies and architecture…
4 exceptional days of performances at the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in Paris and the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennial.

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2012/13 Oratorio

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BACH & MONDONVILLE GALA

Musical direction: Sebastian d’HÉRIN and Les Nouveaux Caractères
J-S. Bach’s Magnificat, written in latin for the feast day of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary / Motets by J-J-C. Mondonville, with a type of color and drama unusual in motets: Théophile sang the Alto solo parts.
Toured at the Chaise-Dieu Festival, at the Festival of Uzès, in the chapel of La Trinité in Lyon…

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2012/13 Recital

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HEROES / HAENDEL & MOZART

Musical direction: Gilles COLLIARD and the Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse
Recital centered on the greatest heroic arias composed by W.A. Mozart and G.F. Haendel. Théophile chose both to unite and to oppose these compositions, depicting the relationship between the artists’s writing as friendly or as rivals…
Exceptional representation to the Theater of Tulle

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2012/13 Opera

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DIDO & AENEAS / PURCELL

Musical direction: Sebastian d’HÉRIN and Les Nouveaux Caractères / Stage direction: Bernard LÉVY
Henry Purcell’s only true opera, probably composed for the King: Théophile sang the role of the Spirit, alongside Isabelle Druet, Florian Sempey, Caroline Mutel, Chiara Skerath…
Toured for 18 performances at the Operas of Bordeaux and Besançon, at the Imperial Theater of Compiègne…

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2012/13 Oratorio

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THE MESSIAH / HAENDEL

Musical direction: Patrick SOUILLOT and the Symphonic Orchestra of Grenoble

One of Haendel’s most poignant and famous oratorios, on the resurrection of the Messiah and the redemption that stems from it: Théophile sang all the Alto solo parts.

6 exceptional performances in Grenoble and its surrounding area.

2012/13 Music Theater

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THE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME / LULLY

Musical direction: Françoise LASSERRE and Akadêmia

Lully’s musical entertainment came as a counterpoint to Molière’s satirical comedy ‘Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme’, in which Theophilus sang the parts of Haute-contre

3 exceptional performances in Mexico

2012/13 Oratorio

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MASS IN B MINOR/ BACH

Musical direction: Sylvain QUOIRIN and the Orchestre de Bourgogne
Gigantic, purely spiritual mass, thought as the culmination of a life dedicated to sacred music: Théophile sang the Alto solo parts.
3 exceptional performances at the cathedrals of Auxerre and Sens

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2012/13 Opera

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THE FAIRY QUEEN / PURCELL

Musical direction: Sebastian d’HÉRIN and Les Nouveaux Caractères / Stage direction: Caroline MUTEL
Semi-Opera adapted from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Théophile sang the roles of Secret and of Spring, alongside Frédéric Caton, Hjördis Thébault, Jean-François Novelli…
3 exceptional performances at the festival of Uzès and the chapel of La Trinité in Lyon

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2012/13 Oratorio

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CHICHESTER PSALMS / BERNSTEIN

Musical direction: Michaël COUSTEAU and the Orchestre Universitaire of Paris

Oratorio written in 1965 for a mixed choir and a child or a countertenor, with Orchestra, based on the Old Testament Psalms: Théophile sang the solo parts for countertenor.

Exceptional representation to the Saint-Etienne du Mont Church in Paris

2012/13 Recital

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EROS or the wanderings of Love

Piano-voice recital made up of the most beautiful operas arias of Haendel, Gluck, Mozart and Rossini: Théophile sang the multiple facets of love, from the innamoramento to the most consuming passion, as well as all the torments of jealousy or the fulfillment of true happy love…
Performances in Pamiers and in various summer festivals…

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2011/12 Oratorio

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MEMBRA JESU NOSTRI / BUXTEHUDE

Musical direction: Daniel CUILLER and the Stradivaria Ensemble

A cycle of seven cantatas composed by Dietrich Buxtehude, on spiritual poems from the Middle Ages, evoking the seven last words from Christ on the cross: Théophile sang the Alto solo parts.

4 performances at the cathedrals of Nantes and Vannes

2011/12 & 2007/08 Dance

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LA VIE PARISIENNE / OFFENBACH

Musical direction: Sébastien ROULAND then Gérard KORSTEN / Stage direction: Laurent PELLY / Choreography: Laura SCOZZI
A mad operetta by the Master Offenbach: Théophile danced this piece from its creation at the Lyon Opera and for its 2nd season, surrounding Laurent Naouri, Marie Devellereau, Sophie Marin-Degor, Jean-Sébastien Bou…
20 performances at the Lyon Opera

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2011/12 Oratorio

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NISI DOMINUS / VIVALDI

Musical direction: Corsica Instrumental Orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi’s major oratorio for Alto solo and Orchestra, composed as a mystical & spiritual journey, based on the psalms from the Song of Ascents.
Exceptional performances in Ajaccio and Bastia

2011/12 Oratorio

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DIXIT DOMINUS 

Musical direction: Franck-Emmanuel Comte and the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu

A confrontation between the Dixit Dominus of G.F. Haendel and A. Vivaldi, punctuated with the motets ‘In Exitu Israël’ of J.J. Cassanea de Mondonville: Theophilus sang the Alto solo parts alongside Heather Newhouse.

Exceptional representation at the Chaise-Dieu Festival

2010/11 Song & Dance

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THE MAGIC FLUTE / MOZART

Musical direction: Jean-Pierre ARNAUD and the Ensemble Carpe Diem / Stage direction: Michaël MAINO
In Mozart’s cult opera, the tenor role Monostatos was given to a countertenor for the 1st time: Théophile sang and danced then all the darkness and malevolence of this manipulator, resulting in his descent into hell with the Queen of the night…
Exceptional representation at the Festival ‘Saoû sings Mozart’

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2010/11 Dance

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LES 3 VOILES D’EUROPA / GALLOTTA 

Choreography: Jean-Claude GALLOTTA
Original creation on the theme of ‘coming together’, imagined around the goddess Europa, symbolic figurehead of people destined to live together today. From Grenoble to Essen, Théophile assisted the choreographer in the creation of this piece for 36 dancers, divided in 3 groups named after the 3 sons of Europa: Minos, Sarpedon and Rhadamantus.
Toured in France, Germany, Poland…

2010/11 Recital

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THE ESCAPADES OF THE CAPTAIN LE GOLIF 

Musical direction: Franck-Emmanuel Comte and the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu/ Stage direction: André FORNIER and the Opéra-Theâtre

Original musical show combining Baroque airs, traditional antiphons and sailor songs: Théophile sang and played the role of the Floridor marquis.
Toured for 15 performances at the Ambronay Festival and other festivals…

2009/10 Oratorio

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EVENING BACH & LISZT

Musical direction: Bernard TÉTU and the Lyon soloists

The most beautiful motets of J – S. Bach and F. Liszt, interpreted with an instrumental ensemble and an organ: Théophile sang the Alto solo parts.

Exceptional representation at the ‘Bach in Combrailles’ Festival

2008/09 dance

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DEATH IN VENICE / BRITTEN

Musical direction: Martyn BRABBINS / Stage direction: Yoshi OIDA / Choreography: Daniela KURZ
Benjamin Britten’s final opera, based on the short story by Thomas Mann, dedicated both to singing and to dance: Théophile danced alongside Peter Sidhome, Christopher Ainslie, Alan Oke, Damian Thantrey…
7 performances at the Lyon Opera

2006/07 Song & Dance

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THE CONCERT OF ORPHEUS

Musical direction: Jean-Pierre ARNAUD and the Carpe Diem Ensemble / Choreography: Anne MARTIN, solo dancer of Pina BAUSCH
Original show created at the Berlioz Festival: Théophile sang and danced excerpts from ‘Orpheus’ by Berlioz and Gluck.
2 exceptional performances at the Berlioz Festival, Côte Saint-André
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2006/07 Opera

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ERCOLE AMANTE / CAVALLI

Musical direction: Gabriel GARRIDO / Stage direction: Pierre KUENTZ
Opera based on the wedding of Hercules and the beauty, ordered for the nuptials of Louis the XIVth with the Queen of Spain: Théophile sang the role of Aura.
Toured for 10 performances at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, at the Operas of Vichy, Reims, Besançon, Bourg-en Bresse, Toulon…

2006/07 Song & Dance

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PULCINELLA / STRAVINSKY

Musical direction: Mirella GIARDELLI and the Louvre Musicians / Marc MINKOWSKI

Original show created in Grenoble: Théophile sang and danced I. Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and excerpts from the works of G. Pergolesi.
2 performances at the MC2: Grenoble
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2006/05 & 2006/07 dance

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MAMMAME CHILDHOOD/ GALLOTTA

Choreography: Jean-Claude GALLOTTA

‘L’enfance de Mammame’ is a reinvention of ‘Mammame’, one of Gallotta’s most famous piece. It  is an ode to difference, with dancers-characters of all sizes, ages and skin types, living together in a tribe filled with harmony and fraternity. Théophile danced several seasons the role of the ‘Woody Mammame’…
Toured for over 100 performances in France and abroad

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