Prize for Education
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The Orphée project is born because we are convinced that opera and dance can help children in their own development and life path. In june 2019, five classes will play this opera, especially thought and made for them.
Orpheus, as a character was at the very beginning of the opera, with the Monteverdi one. He epitomizes every single form of art and every artists. As such, he is a perfect pedagogical support. This is also a pure theatrical subject, such as: Hell, Cerberus, The Furies, the mythological Shadows, Apollo and Cupid.
Those five classes, chosen by the Toulouse education authority, are training one hour and a half every week, and learning how to sing, dance and act. They will perform on stage at the Théâtre du Capitole.
This experience is definitely very demanding, but rewarding and rich. Moreover, it is a special opportunity to develop imagination and sensitivity.
Doria ASTOR - Librettist - French philosopher and writter, Nietzsche specialist. His handwriting is perfect for children and he perfectly understood the Orphée's artistic world, adapted for kids.
Jean-François VERDIER - Musical creation, composer - French composer, clarinettist solo at the Paris National Opéra, artistic director of the Victor Hugo Franche Comté Orchestra.
Denis MORIN - Stage director - Comedian and singer, he works a lot with children and opera, and in "Dix mois d'Ecole et d'Opéra" at the Paris national Opéra during several years. He also works with adults choirs and comedians in Paris.
Charlie-Anastasia MERLET and Sarah PERRIN - Dance teacher and choreographers. Young and promising dancers, they are used to work with children. Their pedagogy is perfectly adapted for youngers, with a smooth and playful method.
Jessie BRENAC - Sing teacher - Pianist and singer, she is specialized in pedagogy with children in various music schools. She also works a lot with the body, which will be very helpfull for the staging.
Vinicio CHELI - Light design - Italian light designer and set designer, he works at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Piccolo Teatro in Milan. he works all around the world to light various and prestigious stages.
Students from Gabriel Péri's college - Those costume students will draw and realize every costumes, driven by their teachers.
The Mozart orchestra - The musicians have a very large repertoire and will adapt to this brand new music score.