Le 66 !

de Offenbach, Pittaud de Forges et Laurencin

  • Young audience
  • Theatre
  • Show
The 2021 archive

Victoria Duhamel

Paris / Created in 2021

What if the devil ran the game? A deceptively light operetta, Le 66 ! brings together musical inventiveness and humour, but also reflection… and leads adults and children to take part in the game !

Le 66 !, Victoria Duhamel, 2021 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


Operetta crashes the Festival d’Avignon with one of Jacques Offenbach’s lesser known works: Le 66 ! A Tyrolean couple goes to Strasburg to help an aunt in need. On the way, a pedlar tells Frantz that he has won the lottery thanks to the ticket in his pocket! Frantz can already picture himself living the good life, but Grittly refuses to follow him and his delusions of grandeur. Things start going awry between the lovers, and luck suddenly takes a turn for the bad… Le 66 ! combines musical inventiveness and humour, leading to a double-edged moral which young director Victoria Duhamel asks the audience to explore… by taking part in the game! Six singers and musicians lead spectators of all ages into a frenzied and always unique adventure as enjoyable as it is thought-provoking. Place your bets!


With Paul-Alexandre Dubois, Lara Neumann, Flannan Obé
And Rozenn le Trionnaire (clarinet), Lucas Perruchon (trombone), Martin Surot (piano)

Music Jacques Offenbach
Booklet Philippe-Auguste-Alfred Pittaud de Forges and Laurencin
Transcription François Bernard
Direction Victoria Duhamel
Stage design Guillemine Burin des Roziers Lumières, Félix Bataillou
Costumes Emily Cauwet-Lafont


Production Bru Zane France
Coproduction Théâtre de Cornouaille – Scène nationale de Quimper, Maison de la culture de Bourges Scène nationale, Théâtre Montansier (Versailles), Opéra de Tours, Opéra de Toulon, Atelier lyrique de Tourcoing, Centre d’art vocal et de musique ancienne (Namur)
With the support of the workshops of the Opéra de Tours for the costumes and set creation
Based on an idea from Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française (Venise)

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