FEDORA

Prize for Education
Nominees 2019

Jury
Nominee
Finoreille

France
Opéra de Lille

€455
collected

18

Number of donors

Finoreille - Opéra de Lille

Project Pitch

What is Finoreille ? 
18 weekly vocal practice workshops for 8 to 12 year olds in the Hauts-de-France region
300 children
An innovative project bringing together children from the Hauts-de-France region, in Northern France

In 2019: 10 concerts in the region and 1 Happy Day at the Opéra de Lille
more than 900 hours of vocal practice workshops

In 2020: 4 performances of Les Noces, variations by Mozart/Lavandier!

Finoreille c’est :
18 ateliers hebdomadaires de pratique vocale pour les 8-12 ans répartis dans la région Hauts-de-France
300 enfants

En 2019, plus de 900 heures d’ateliers de pratique vocale
10 concerts en région et 1 Happy Day à l’Opéra de Lille

En 2020, 4 représentations des Noces, variations de Mozart/Lavandier


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Finoreille was initiated by the Opéra de Lille in September 2015, with the support of the Ministry of Culture (DRAC Hauts-de-France).

The Finoreille project is representative of the Opéra de Lille’s desire to open to all audiences. It allows children aged 8 to 12 to take part in weekly workshops of vocal practice and to discover the world of opera.

There are now 18 Finoreille workshops throughout the region, but their creation took place in several stages. 7 opened in September 2015, 6 more in 2016, 3 in 2017, and the last 3 in September 2018. To date, some 300 children have been involved in the 18 Finoreille workshops spread out over the Hauts-de-France region.

The workshops were primarily opened in neighbourhoods or communities whose inhabitants are the most distant from the Opéra de Lille, for social, cultural or spatial reasons. Brigitte Rose, a specialist of children’s choirs, is the educational and artistic manager of the project, in collaboration with a team of 7 choirmasters.

Every week, each workshop gathers some 10 to 25 children for 90 minutes. Our priority is the individual fulfilment of the child and his/her learning how to sing through collective work, with strict artistic requirements.

The workshops take place during the children’s various times (schooltime, extracurricular time…) and can be housed in a school, social centre, or municipal hall…

Acting as a federator, a grand project brings all the children together once a year, on the stage of the Opéra de Lille, for a show or a concert alternately.

Finoreille est un projet emblématique de l’attention portée par l’Opéra de Lille à l’ouverture à tous les publics. Il offre la possibilité à des enfants de 8 à 12 ans, de bénéficier d’ateliers de pratique vocale hebdomadaires et de découvrir l’univers de l’Opéra.

Ces ateliers ont été ouverts prioritairement dans des quartiers ou des communes où la population est la plus éloignée de l’Opéra, cela pour des raisons sociales, culturelles ou géographiques.

Ces ateliers sont hebdomadaires, durent 1h30 et réunissent un groupe de 10 à 25 enfants. Ils sont centrés sur l’épanouissement individuel de l’enfant et son apprentissage du chant par un travail collectif accompagné d’une haute exigence artistique.

Un grand projet fédérateur rassemble tous ces enfants une fois par an, sur la scène de l’Opéra de Lille, pour, en alternance, une production ou un concert.

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Why should you support this project ?

The project combines a long term training for children and a yearly event (a staged show or a concert). Finoreille is a long-lasting process: some of the children registerd since the very beginning, in September 2015 !

Finoreille was created in districts or communes where the population is the furthest from the Opera, where cultural and geographical isolation is less a fatality than an idea that one can have of it.

Child development, with adapted requirements, but without the least artistic concession is at the very core of Brigitte Rose’s project. The work with the children focuses on demanding standards of quality, the appreciation of hard work and the notion of physical ease.

For the 2019-2020 season, the grand federative event will be an novelty at the Opéra de Lille. For the first time, 300 Finoreille children will take part in a work specially written for them, adapted from The Marriage of Figaro : Noces, variations.

300 children, in the house and on the stage, will interpret Mozart’s masterpiece in a shortened version (about one hour), adapted by composer Arthur Lavandier. Conducted by Quentin Hindley and directed by Maëlle Dequiedt, the opera will be performed on 7, 8 , 10 at the Opéra de Lille and 15 March 2020 at the Théâtre municipal de Denain.

How can you make a difference ?

We need 10 000€ which we would divide into 2 separate expenses, in order to perfect the finoreille project. 

We would use 5000€ to buy 10 digital pianos to provide equipment for the workshops and give children and choirmasters the opportunity to work in the best possible conditions. The other 5000€ would go to creation of eco-friendly costume for the 2020 production of Noces, Variations.

If we reach 3000€ we could afford 3 digital pianos and some of the costumes.

If we reach 6000€ we could afford 6 digital pianos, more costume and even some accessories!

If we reach 10 000€ and complete our goal, everything is possible !

Artistic Team

Arthur Lavandier, composer

Quentin Hindley, conductor

Maëlle Dequiedt, stage director

Brigitte Rose, choirmaster, educational and artistic manager of Finoreille

Arthur Lavandier

Arthur Lavandier

Composer

Quentin Hindley

Quentin Hindley

Conductor

Maelle Dequiedt

Maelle Dequiedt

Stage Director

Brigitte Rose

Brigitte Rose

Artistic Director

Partners

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9-9BIS

France

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CAPSO

France

Centre André Malraux

Centre André Malraux

France

Communauté de Communes du Pays dOpale

Communauté de Communes du Pays d'Opale

France

Communauté de Communes du Pays du Solesmois

Communauté de Communes du Pays du Solesmois

France

Condition Publique

Condition Publique

France

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Direction des services départementaux de l'Education Nationale du Nord

France

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Direction des services départementaux de l'Education Nationale du Pas-de-Calais

France

LaM - Musée dart moderne

LaM - Musée d'art moderne

France

City of Beuvry

City of Beuvry

France

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City of Denain

France

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City of Dunkerque

France

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City of Grenay

France

City of Lille

City of Lille

France

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City of Mons-en-Baroeul

France

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City of Prémesques

France

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City of Sin-le-Noble

France

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