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28 Nov 2004

Grand Théâtre de Genève to Present Isabelle Aboulker's Les Enfants du Levant

During its 2004-2005 season, the Grand Théâtre de Genève will present Les Enfants du Levant by Isabelle Aboulker. Performances will be at 1930 on 11, 14, 15 and 16 December 2004 and at 1430 on 12 December 2004. Synopsis...

During its 2004-2005 season, the Grand Théâtre de Genève will present Les Enfants du Levant by Isabelle Aboulker. Performances will be at 1930 on 11, 14, 15 and 16 December 2004 and at 1430 on 12 December 2004.

Synopsis of Les Enfants du Levant

Durant l'hiver 1861, un convoi d'enfants quitte la prison de la Roquette de Paris pour rejoindre à pied le sud de la France. Aucun d'entre eux ne connaît l'île sur laquelle ils sont transférés... Aucun d'entre eux ne se doute de ce qui les attend. Car l'Ile du Levant, aussi belle et sauvage soit-elle, n'a rien d'un petit paradis. La colonie de Sainte-Anne, l'une de ces nombreuses "colonies agricoles" instituées par Napoléon III, ne tarde pas à dévoiler son secret. Avec cet opéra d'Isabelle Aboulker, le Grand Théâtre resserre ses liens avec les jeunes en les invitant à etre à la fois acteurs, chanteurs, héros et, bien entendu, spectateurs d'un opéra.

In the winter of 1861, a convoy of children depart Roquette Prison in Paris toward the south of France. None among them knows the island on which they are transferred. No one suspects what awaits them. Although beautiful and wild, Ile du Levant is anything but a paradise. The colony of Saint-Anne, one of several "agricultural colonies" established by Napoleon III, soon reveals its secrets. With this opera by Isabelle Aboulker, Grand Théâtre de Genève strengthens its ties with the young by inviting them as actors, singers, heros and, of course, spectators of opera.

Click here for general information regarding Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Click here for information regarding the composer, Isabelle Aboulker, and here for her publisher, éditions Alphonse Leduc.

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