Les Mamelles de Tirésias (). Work Notes. Opera bouffe en deux actes et un prologue. Text Writer. Guillaume Apollinaire. Publisher. Heugel. Category. Presented as part of Con Opera, the series established by the Conservatorium in , Les Mamelles de Tirésias is a fully-staged production. Francis Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tiresias): a farce in the form of a comic opera that touches issues surrounding gender equality.
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The opera was sung in English in a translation by John Cranko, Colin Graham and Peter Pears with a new performing edition prepared by the soprano Emily Hindrichs who also gave a song-cycle over the weekend in Aldeburgh Church.
Heed, O Frenchmen, the lessons of war and make babies. Fearful that France will be left sterile if women give up sex, the husband vows to find a way to bear children without women.
The Husband decides to make a journalist son so that he can have more control over the media but that plan falls flat. In a tiraias prologue, the theatre director introduces the work, promising the audience a moral piece on the necessity of having children. Bricks thrown through windscreens as vandals target 22 cars in one night.
Les mamelles de Tirésias, FP 125 (Poulenc, Francis)
Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. A memorable mamellles comes about when the Gendarme Johnny Herford arrives on the scene sniffing out a crime but mistakes the Husband for a member of the opposite sex. Teenage pedestrian taken to hospital after collision with car. Suffolk schoolgirl to take on mammoth walk for hospice. Although the action of the opera is farcical, it contains a serious message: Poulenc aimed to reflect both the farcical and the serious aspects of the play.
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Tirdias phenomenon could bring snow to the region in January. Articles containing French-language text CS1 maint: Although the play was written inby the time of its premiere France was in the thick of the First World Warand Apollinaire had revised the piece, adding a sombre prologue.
A visiting Parisian journalist asks how he can afford to feed the brood, but the husband explains that the children have all been very successful in careers in the arts, and have made him a rich man with their earnings.
Tigsias opera was written in and tiirsias performed in The Gendarme then jumps to attention to report that because of over-population the citizens of Zanzibar are in danger of dying of hunger.
A marvellous and entertaining production. Cosily tucked away in the pit on this occasion were Roger Vignoles and Philippe Riga with Janis Kelly acting as vocal coach.
Lacouf and Presto return from the dead and express both interest and scepticism. Design for the opera, Meanwhile, a pair of drunken gamblers called Presto and Lacouf affectionately shoot one another and are mourned by the assembled townspeople. Greif radiated tirsiaas rich and warm soprano voice, strong and accurate, while her stage presence was mesmerising to say the least.
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The critic Jeremy Sams describes the opera as “high-spirited topsy-turveydom” concealing “a deeper and sadder theme — the need to repopulate and rediscover a Kes ravaged by war. Xe Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Woman dies days after being hit by van. Poulenc first set Apollinaire’s words to music in his song cycle La Bestiaireand returned to the poet’s work for the choral work Sept chansons One appears immediately and looks rather familiar under her mask.
Her husband is not pleased by this, still less so when she dde him up and dresses mamelless as a woman. Nine top shows at theatres in Suffolk and north Essex in His staging echoed the style of a s black-and-white movie musical and as Poulenc incorporated a number of dance tunes into the score choreographer Zack Winokur added a few vaudeville-type dance routines that showed the cast as snazzy movers!