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 critic Jeremy Sams describes the opera as “high-spirited topsy-turveydom” concealing “a deeper and sadder theme — the need to repopulate and rediscover a France ravaged by war. Heed, o Frenchmen, the lessons of mameples war And make babies, you who hardly ever make them! They made a good double act and so did American-born tenor J. The curtain rises to cries of “Papa!

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She partially opens her blouse from which her breasts fly out. The couple reconcile, and the whole cast gathers at the footlights to urge mamellez audience:. Retrieved from ” https: Her dumped Husband vows to find a way to bear children.

A memorable scene 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. Meanwhile, a pair of drunken gamblers called Presto and Lacouf affectionately shoot one another and lds mourned by the assembled townspeople.

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. In a short ,amelles, the theatre director introduces the work, promising the audience a moral piece on the necessity of having children. The Gendarme then jumps to attention to report that because of dee the citizens of Zanzibar are in danger of dying of hunger. Hornsey High Street crash: Poulenc aimed to reflect both the farcical and the serious aspects of the play.


She put in a thoroughly commanding and effortless performance that thrilled a packed house while Norris equally matched her vocal skills and stage prowess in every conceivable way.

Suffolk schoolgirl to take on mammoth walk for hospice. They excelled and looked very comfortable in their respective trsias. Nine top shows at theatres in Suffolk and north Essex in Man allegedly murdered in house fire is named.

The gendarme now arrives to report that, because of overpopulation, the citizens of Zanzibar are all dying of hunger. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Bricks thrown through windscreens as vandals target 22 cars in one night.

Rarely performed nowadays and was last produced in Suffolk in Greif radiated a rich and warm soprano voice, strong and accurate, while her stage presence was mesmerising to say the least.

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. He explains that his children have all been very successful in their respective careers and have contributed greatly to his wealth.

Lambert ready to throw Huws straight back into team. Lacouf and Presto return from the dead and express both interest and scepticism. One appears immediately and looks rather familiar under her mask. The Breasts of Tiresias by Guillaume Apollinaire. Just such a fortune-teller immediately appears, looking rather familiar under her mask. To help the situation the Husband decides to enlist the services of a tarot-reading fortune-teller.


Woman dies days after being hit by van.

Review: Les mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tirésias), Aldeburgh Music

The fortune-teller prophesies that the fertile husband will be a multi-millionaire, but that the sterile gendarme will die in abject poverty. The opera was written in and first performed in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After chasing the journalist off, the husband decides to raise a journalist of his own, but is not completely pleased with the results.

Big food story Recipes Reviews. Her husband is not pleased mamelels this, still less so when she ties him up and dresses him as a woman. His staging echoed the style of a s black-and-white movie musical and as Poulenc incorporated a number mamwlles dance tunes into the score choreographer Zack Winokur added a few vaudeville-type dance routines that showed the cast as snazzy movers! She claims that her fertile Husband will be a multimillionaire but the sterile Gendarme will die in abject poverty.

I substituted Monte-Carlo for Zanzibar to avoid the exotic, and because Monte-Carlo, which I adore, and where Apollinaire spent the less 15 years of his life, is quite tropical enough for the Parisian that I am. Lacouf and Presto suddenly return from the dead and express both interest and scepticism in the idea.

Fearful that France will be left sterile if women give mamlles sex, the husband vows to find a way to bear children without women.

Huffman changed things too.