Love Triumphant

  • Theatre
  • Young audience
  • Show
The 2019 archive

Olivier Py

Avignon / Created in 2019

In a world at war, can a young girl listen to her desires? The answer in songs, inspired by a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

Love Triumphant © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


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

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