6th Festival
Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris

1-29 June, 2018

Like Offenbach’s diva setting off to discover the French capital in 1866, wonderstruck patrons of the 6th Festival Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris will find much to surprise and delight them as they visit the finest concert venues and auditoriums in Paris. The Palazzetto Bru Zane is again opening the sixth session of this festival at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, with a French Quartet Night, which will showcase eight rare works providing an overview of this genre during the Romantic period. The concert series will continue with an original programme of sacred music from the Flemish Radio Choir conducted by Hervé Niquet, a recital of French art songs by Tassis Christoyannis and Jeff Cohen, a revival of Au pays où se fait la guerre (Isabelle Druet and I Giardini) and the unveiling of the new production, 2 Bouffes en 1 acte, directed by Lola Kirchner, an exhilarating pairing of two operettas by Hervé and Offenbach. The festival’s opera programme will spotlight Charles Gounod with the unpublished version of Faust from 1859, under the baton of Christophe Rousset at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, a “Gala Charles Gounod” at the Auditorium de Radio France with the Orchestre National de France and prestigious soloists (Kate Aldrich, Yosep Kang, Elsa Dreisig, Jodie Devos, and many others), and the joint production, with the Opéra Comique, of La Nonne sanglante, directed by David Bobée. The Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet will also stage André Messager’s ebullient P’tites Michu, with the Compagnie Les Brigands. Last but not least, the 2018 festival will feature two concerts from the Orchestre de Paris at the Philharmonie de Paris.

In collaboration with:
C.I.C.T. – Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
Opéra Comique
Philharmonie de Paris
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Maison de la Radio – Auditorium de Radio France
Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet