Les Mamelles de Tirésias (). Work Notes. Opera bouffe en deux actes et un prologue. Text Writer. Guillaume Apollinaire. Publisher. Heugel. Category. Presented as part of Con Opera, the series established by the Conservatorium in , Les Mamelles de Tirésias is a fully-staged production. Francis Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tiresias): a farce in the form of a comic opera that touches issues surrounding gender equality.

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She partially opens her blouse from which her breasts fly out. Heed, O Frenchmen, the lessons of war and make babies. Bricks thrown through windscreens as vandals target 22 cars in one night.

A memorable scene comes about when the Gendarme Johnny Herford arrives on the scene sniffing out a crime but mistakes the Husband for a member tirsiad the opposite sex.

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Meanwhile, a pair of drunken gamblers called Presto and Lacouf affectionately shoot one another and re mourned by the assembled townspeople. The opera was sung in English in a translation by John Cranko, Colin Graham and Peter Pears with a new performing edition prepared by the soprano Emily Hindrichs who also gave a song-cycle over the weekend in Aldeburgh Church.

They excelled and looked very comfortable in their respective roles.

Nine top shows at theatres dee Suffolk and north Essex in This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat And, indeed, he does, overnight he manages to produce over 40, You who hardly ever make them! Best Employers Business news Farming Future Views Read Edit View history.


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She claims that her fertile Husband will be a multimillionaire but the sterile Gendarme will die in abject poverty. Atmospheric phenomenon could bring snow to the region in January. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Latest from the East Anglian Daily Times The critic Jeremy Sams describes the opera as “high-spirited topsy-turveydom” concealing “a deeper and sadder theme — the need to repopulate and rediscover a France ravaged by war.

Design for the opera, Lacouf and Presto return from the dead and express both interest and scepticism. Poulenc aimed to reflect both the farcical and the serious aspects of the play.

Lacouf and Presto suddenly return from the dead and express both interest and scepticism in the idea.

A marvellous and entertaining production. Articles containing French-language text CS1 maint: With beard, moustache and hat she goes off in a flurry of activity in search of new horizons.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The opera was written in and first performed in Greif radiated a rich and warm soprano voice, strong and accurate, while her stage presence was mesmerising to say the least.

I substituted Monte-Carlo for Zanzibar to avoid the exotic, and because Monte-Carlo, which I adore, and where Apollinaire spent the first 15 years of his life, is quite tropical enough for the Parisian that I am.


The couple reconcile, and lea whole cast gathers at the footlights to urge the audience:. A visiting Parisian journalist asks how he can afford to feed the brood, but the husband explains that the children have all been very successful in careers in the arts, and have made him a rich man with their earnings.

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Rarely performed nowadays and was last produced in Suffolk in She put in a thoroughly commanding and effortless performance that thrilled a packed house while Norris equally matched her vocal skills and stage prowess in every conceivable way. Suffolk schoolgirl to take on mammoth walk for hospice. Although the play was written inby the time of its premiere France was in the thick of the First World Warand Apollinaire had revised the piece, adding a sombre prologue.

His staging echoed the style of a s black-and-white movie musical and as Poulenc incorporated a number of dance tunes into the score choreographer Zack Winokur added a few vaudeville-type dance routines that showed the cast as snazzy movers! As the opera closes, Husband and Wife reconcile with each other and the whole cast gathers at the footlights as a chorus line-up without high kicking! Hornsey High Street crash: The curtain rises to cries of “Papa!

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