At a time when, without sinking into defeatism, there is reason to worry about the future of our opera houses, whose means are increasingly ratibois, certain approaches can serve as an example. Before mentioning the qualities (without forgetting the flaws!) of Donizetti's L'élisir d'amour, on display at the Théâtre Graslin in Nantes, we want to highlight the virtuous model represented by the harmonious collaboration between Angers Nantes Opéra and the Opéra de Rennes.
While a few years ago a merger was in the pipeline, it was preferred a pooling of resources between two theaters, each of which has managed to preserve its identity. After five performances in Rennes at the beginning of May and two in Angers at the end of May, here are five again in Nantes. Twelve in all, culminating on June 15 with a broadcast on the big screen in fifty localities of Brittany and Pays de la Loire. At a time when classical culture must constantly apologize for existing, we have chosen to display its influence...
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