Comic Concert

Comic Concert

A dazzling production that blends physical comedy with some of classical music’s most recognizable pieces.
L’Arsenal à Musique presents Comic Concert, a musical journey where performance art is set to and inspired by famous works from celebrated operas such as Carmen, Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata.
Our story centres on three quirky characters who find themselves embroiled in a comical story of romance and competition.
When two clumsy musicians vie for the attention of a beautiful demoiselle, who in turn pines for the orchestra conductor in the orchestral version and the pianist in the version with two pianos, they will find themselves entangled in a hilarious romantic triangle where unexpected twists of burlesque and buffoonery await our lovable characters at every turn.
A funny tale of whimsy and adventure that will charm and captivate musical novices or anyone wanting to experience their instrumental favourites in a brand new way!

Length: 60 minutes
Target audience: eight years old and up
Language: universal, without words

Available:

  • 3 actors and symphony orchestra
  • 3 actors and piano duo



Musical repertoire

Transcription : Gilles Bellemare

Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla, Overture
Rossini: La Cenerentola, Non più mesta
Verdi: Il Trovatore, Fosche
Bizet: Carmen, Danse Bohème
Mozart: The Marriage Of Figaro, Overture
Verdi: La Traviata, Libiamo
Rossini: The Barber of Seville, Largo al Factotum
Rimsky-Korsakov: Tale of Tsar Saltan, The Flight Of The Bumble Bee
Wagner: Die Walküre, The Ride of the Valkyries
Puccini: Tosca, E lucevan le stelle
Bizet: Carmen, Toreador
Puccini: Turandot, Nessun dorma
Mozart: Don Giovanni, Finch’han del vino
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, Intermezzo
Verdi: Rigoletto, La donna è mobile
Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers, Can can

Team

Press Room

Calendar

Technical Requirements

Instrumentation


Team

Creators

Artistics Directors:
Reggi Ettore
Lorena Corradi

Musical Director and Transcription :
Gilles Bellemare

Script & Stage Direction :
Yves Dagenais

Costumes :
Michel Vaudrin

Production :
L’Arsenal à musique

Performers

François Isabelle
Audrée Soutière
Luc Van Ameringen

Pianists

Irina Krasnyanskaya
Jean-Fabien Schneider

Press Room

Calendar

October 2016
30/10/2016
Théâtre du Saguenay, Chicoutimi, Québec

17 et 18/10/2016
Vieux Théâtre de Terrebonne, Québec

November 2015
22/11/2015
14h00, Studio Hydro-Québec, Carleton-sur-Mer

21/11/2015
14h00, Centre Culturel de Paspébiac

15/11/2015
14h00, Fermont

October 2015
28/10/205
13h15, Shawinigan

09/10/2015
20h00, salle de spectacle de Chandler

08/10/2015
9h30, théâtre de la Veille Forge, Petite-Vallée

07/10/2015
19h00, salle Lucien-Bellemare Cégep, Matane

06/10/2015
9h00, salle Desjardins-Télus, Rimouski

04/10/2015
14h00, salle François Bernier, St-Iténée

02/10/2015
19h00, salle Jean-Marc Dion, Sept-Îles

01/10/2015
20h00, La Shed à Morue, Havre Saint-Pierre

September 2015
30/09/2015
9h30, Centre des arts, Baie-Comeau

March 2015
Michel Côté Theater, Alma _25/03/2015

February 2015
Palais Montcalm, Raoul Jobin Theater
Bourse Rideau, Québec
17/02/2015

January 2015
Albert-Dumouchel Theater, Valleyfield
25/01/2015

December 2014
Marie-Gérin-Lajoie Theater, Montréal _3/12/2014

Octobre 2014
Roseq, showcase
George Beaulieu Theater, Rimouski
16/10/2014
ROSEQ/RIDEAU Award

July 2014
Parc Louis Philion, Gatineau
30/07/2014
7pm

Festival d’été international de Québec _10/07/2014
3:45 pm

November 2013
Palais Montcalm, Quebec
20/11/2013

Salle Alphonse-Desjardins, Rivière-du-Loup
17/11/2013

March 2013
Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec
March 10 to 12, Grand Theatre, Quebec City

May 2013
Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore
May 15 to 19

Instrumentation


2222-4231-timb. 2 perc. hrp. strings

2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo)
2 oboes (2nd doubling English horn)
2 clarinets
2 bassoons
4 horns
2 trumpets
3 trombones (2 tenor and one bass)
1 tuba
Timpani
2 percussionnists
1 harp
String quintet

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