The company, Opera Éclaté, was originally created in 1986, at the request of the regional administration of the Midi-Pyrénées to take opera and song to towns throughout the region in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. Since 1987, however, its activities have extended far beyond this regional boundary to meet the demand from towns throughout France that were short of this form of artistic expression.
State support has allowed the aims of this project to be further refined to allow it to focus on giving opportunities and experience to young singers. Strengthened by these goals of integration and dissemination, Opera Éclaté has grown considerably and now puts on more than 60 performances of opera and song each year.
Supported by the Saint-Céré festival, which is its showcase, the company Opéra Éclaté performs two distinct types of repertoire: a repertoire with a wide audience which has for a long time been the staple diet in smaller cities and towns; and since 2000, a less well known repertoire of unpublished musical theatre works, and shows in smaller formats such as cabaret and poetic recitals. This specifically led to the company presenting for the first time in France Kurt Weill’s “Lost in the Stars” and “The Silver Lake”, and Kurka’s “The Good Soldier Schweik”.
Olivier Desbordes, who has chosen to base Opéra Eclaté in a rural environment (Saint-Céré Occitanie), as symbol of his respect for all audiences, has asked Eric Perez (actor-singer and director) and Gaspard Brecourt (conductor) to take on the task of artistic renewal.
Telephoneadm. : 06 82 58 04 07
billet. : 05 65 38 28 08
LEGAL STATUS :
Actuellement géré par ScénOgraph /Saint-Céré
Direction générale : Olivier Desbordes
Direction artistique : Eric Perez
Direction musicale : Gaspard Brécourt
- ARTISTICAL MEANS : Troupe de 20 chanteurs/musiciens non permanents
- NUMBER OF SEATS :
- Théâtre de L’usine : 400 places
- Château de Castelnau : 500 places