By Marc Louison
“There is joy in songs! » is the new summer event in the Batch. The Exploded Opera and Olivier Desbordes are returning to Gramat for a festival dedicated to French song and in a good mood.
At the end of July, there will therefore be joy in Gramat! The town hall has asked the Opéra Éclaté and Olivier Desbordes to return to the Lot this summer, to offer a musical rendezvous. No opera, no classical music, but “something that resembles us, more eccentric, to give joy to people. Our brand image is not to take ourselves seriously,” explains Olivier Desbordes. “We wanted to come back to the Lot unexpectedly, not where we are expected. We’re going to have fun for three days! »
French song and good humor
The new Lot event set by the Opéra Éclaté, “There’s joy in songs! is therefore dedicated to French song.
These three days of good humor start on Thursday July 28 at 9 p.m. in the Salle de l’Horloge with the show “Oh dames! “. Flore Boixel, soprano, and Sandrine Montcoudiol, contraltoperform songs by women (Dalida, Barbara, Juliette Gréco, Patachou, Mistinguett, etc.) from the 50s to the 70s, accompanied by the pianist of Charles Trénet, Roger Pouly. Nostalgics will be able to relive the atmosphere of variety shows from the 70s…
Olivier Desbordes will present for the first time his new show “Music-hall burlesque! on Friday 29 at 9 p.m. in the Salle Jean Dumas. “It’s a work around the music hall, magazines. It’s quirky, wacky, tender, loving. This is the summary of all my fantasy! » Emblematic artists of Opéra Éclaté – the singers Sandrine Montcoudiol, Anne Barbier, Éric Vignau, Éric Perez and Jean-Pierre Descheix – accompanied on the piano by Charlotte Gauthier, interpret French songs, in a joyful parody of the old Music Halls of the 30s to 50s. On the program, moments of madness but also of emotion. This show will be presented in 2023 in a Parisian theater.
To end these three days, Fanny Aguado offers a ” Bal’Ograph Disco Palace on Saturday 30 at 8:30 p.m. in the Salle Jean Dumas. Regulars at the Théâtre de l’Usine in Saint-Céré are familiar with the concept. This is a party ball, with dress code. At Gramat, the evening will be a nod to the Palace, a mythical Parisian scene at the end of the 1970s. “I was part of the team that created the Palace in Paris,” explains Olivier Desbordes. In a fully decorated room, 12 artists will be on stage (singers, musicians, dancers) to perform the great hits at the crossroads of the 70s and 80s (disco, soul, funk, rock). The spectators will become actors of the evening. For a final in beauty!
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