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V'lan in the eye: disloyal love

2021-06-22T10:23:02.975Z

At the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Hervé's operetta offers a delirious pastiche of Freischütz… but with a few lengths. To be seen as part of the 8th Palazzetto Bru Zane festival.



Tuesday evening, near Les Halles, dozens of supporters celebrated the victory of the Blues on the terrace in the France-Germany match.

The next day, we replayed the match at the Théâtre du Châtelet.

On June 16, the Parisian venue welcomed

V'lan dans l'œil

: the first successful opera-bouffe by Offenbach's main rival, Louis-Auguste-Florimond Ronger, alias Hervé.

Neither more nor less than the absurd and crazy French parody of

Freischütz

by Weber (a milestone opera of German romanticism, with its choirs of hunters, its deep forests, its shooting competition and its revelations), which Hervé took pleasure in deriding in 1867.

Impossible to sum up, this fable which flirts as well with surrealism as the cabaret spirit is one of the rediscoveries of the 8th festival of the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Paris.

The center of French romantic music, fervent defender of the work of Hervé from which he has notably exhumed in recent years

Mam'zelle Nitouche

and

Les Chevaliers de la Table ronde

,

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Source: lefigaro

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