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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This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat The gendarme now arrives to report that, because of overpopulation, the citizens of Zanzibar are all dying of hunger.

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A visiting Parisian journalist asks how he can afford df 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. 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. Nine top shows at theatres in Suffolk and north Essex in A marvellous and entertaining production.

Her husband is not pleased by this, still less so when she ties him up and dresses him as a woman. And, indeed, he does, overnight he manages to produce over 40, Teenage pedestrian taken to hospital after collision with car. I substituted Monte-Carlo for Zanzibar to avoid the exotic, and because Monte-Carlo, which I adore, and where Apollinaire spent the first 15 years of his life, is quite tropical enough for the Parisian that I am.


Heed, O Frenchmen, the lessons of war and make babies. The Breasts of Tiresias by Guillaume Apollinaire. With beard, moustache and hat she goes off in a flurry of activity in search of tirskas horizons. Poulenc started on his score in finishing it in Retrieved from ” https: Design for the opera, Revellers discouraged from going to Primrose Hill to see in Lacouf and Presto return from the dead and express both interest and scepticism.

The husband suggests getting ration cards printed by a tarot -reading fortune-teller. After chasing the journalist off, the husband decides to raise a journalist of his own, mamelkes is not completely pleased with the results. One appears immediately and looks rather familiar under her mask. 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.

Cosily tucked away in the pit on this occasion were Roger Vignoles and Philippe Riga with Janis Tirxias acting as vocal coach. Although the action of the opera is farcical, it contains a serious message: The fortune-teller prophesies that the fertile husband will be a multi-millionaire, but that the sterile gendarme will die in abject poverty.

You who hardly ever make them! She claims that her fertile Husband will be a multimillionaire but the sterile Gendarme will die in abject poverty.

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Rarely performed nowadays and was last produced in Suffolk in Hornsey High Street crash: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Best Employers Business news Farming Future The Gendarme then jumps to attention to report that because of over-population the citizens of Zanzibar are in danger of dying of hunger.


The curtain rises to cries of “Papa! Her dumped Husband vows to find a way to bear children. Atmospheric phenomenon could bring snow to the region in January. Views Read Edit View history. And also to suit the limited space of the Jubilee, Britten suggested a two-piano arrangement which was to be played by the two composers.

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Bricks thrown through windscreens pes vandals target 22 cars in one night. Latest from the East Anglian Daily Times Poulenc aimed to reflect both the farcical and the serious aspects of the play.

Just such a fortune-teller immediately appears, looking rather familiar under her mask.

Suffolk schoolgirl to take on mammoth walk for hospice. They made a good double act and so did American-born tenor Tursias. She partially opens her blouse from which her breasts fly out. Lacouf and Presto suddenly return from the dead and express both interest and scepticism in the idea.

The opera was written in and first performed in Off-stage, General Tiresias starts a successful campaign against childbirth and is hailed by the populace.

Poulenc first set Apollinaire’s words to music in his song cycle La Bestiaire tirsais, and returned to the poet’s work for the choral work Sept chansons Woman dies days after being hit by van.