For refusing to obey her father, a young girl in love is locked up in a tower. When released, she discovers a world torn apart by conflict and poverty. To find her prince, our heroine must listen to her desires and face a general who can only sow chaos. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm's Maid Maleen, Love Triumphant is an operetta in which five characters—a strong-willed princess, a disfigured suitor, a diabolical general, an eco-friendly gardener, and a dishwashing girl—lead us on adventures in blank Alexandrines full of love, disguises, and struggles. In this show for children, the author and director smartly combines the pleasures of theatre and operetta with the awareness of a troubled world: ours. To despair he answers with fancy, to war with songs, so that love, with the help of the actors, singers, and musicians, can triumph.
L'Amour vainqueur by Olivier Py is published by Actes Sud-Papiers.
With Clémentine Bourgoin, Pierre Lebon, Flannan Obé, Antoni Sykopoulos
Text, direction and music Olivier Py Stage design, costumes, make up Pierre-André Weitz Lights Bertrand Killy Musical arrangements Antoni Sykopoulos Stage set construction Ateliers du Festival d'Avignon Costumes confection Ateliers de l'Opéra de Limoges
Production Festival d'Avignon Co-production Opéra de Limoges, Opéra de Lausanne, Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitain (Bayonne), Théâtre Georges-Leygues (Villeneuve-sur-Lot) With the support for the 73th edition of the Festival d'Avignon : Spedidam With the help of Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe Residency La FabricA du Festival d'Avignon
From the age of 9
Electronic glasses with English and French surtitles available
Audiodescription of the show on July 12 at 20h for visually impaired spectators. Information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org