Cultural Actions

Transmit lyrical art to younger generations

One of the missions of Lyrique-en-mer is to transmit lyrical art to younger generations. Each year, new cultural mediation actions are put in place, aiming to connect audiences with lyrical artistic offerings. 

An ambitious project to transmit and learn the Bellilois repertoire began in November at the Arletty Hall. Supervised by their music teacher Solenn Le Berre, the 63 students from Michel Lotte college who have chosen the choir option will be able to work every two weeks with professional artists: Jazmin Black-Grollemund, (lyric singer and choir director) and Aurélien Daniélo (musician, singer and choir director).

The project consists of giving new youth to Bellilois songs through new harmonizations for mixed choir, written by Aurélien Daniélo.

A first performance will be reserved for school audiences and two free concerts for all audiences will take place on May 31 and June 1 in the Arletty room.

©️David Giard

In the past, the “All orchestral musicians” program and the promotion of choral singing in colleges, enabled a historic partnership between Lyrique-en-mer and the children from Belle-Ile schools, recorded in article 4 of the statutes, testifying to the invaluable educational experience that the opportunity to sing on stage in an opera with professionals represents for Bellilois children (for example Tosca in 2018).

Concert jeune public 2019

Concert for our younger spectators 2019

Young audience concert 2022

Towards the so-called "impeded" public, a social and solidarity involvement is more and more requested from the artists because music helps to live... A partnership is now contractualized between Lyrique-en-mer and the hospital of Belle-Ile and its associated living places.

Concert at Belle-Ile hospital 2022

Concert EHPAD 2020

2020 Concert at the Belle-Ile hospital

 The “Venez Chanter!” day will be the third group participation concert organized by Lyrique-en-Mer. The soloists, the young artists and the 150 choristers will sing Handel’s Messiah accompanied by the festival orchestra under the direction of Philip Walsh. The fact of singing together in such a friendly and lively way, and sharing artistic, human and spiritual values highlights the contribution of each participant to the cultural life of the community. This is a truly unique experience which makes music something we can all share, our common heritage.

Since 2014 preferential ticket rates are available to permanent residents of Belle Isle to enable easy access to the concerts. This measure concerns between 1/5 and 1/4 of the total number of spectators. In 2020, Lyrique-en-Mer initiated the pre-recorded screening of the 2019-2020 Metropolitan Opera season (tickets 12€ and 15€) at the Rex cinema in Le Palais and also screens, free of charge to the public, “Opéra sur Écran(s)” (Opera on Screen(s)) with Puccini’s Madam Butterfly being shown on 16th June live from the Opera House in Rennes.

Lyrique-en-mer's membership of the Federation of Classical Music Festivals of Bretagne reinforces its regional affiliation and the opportunities for collaboration and sharing with other musical events in the area.

The stability of a controlled economic model (one opera and one church music work played each 4 or 5 times a year, plus an academy of 15 Young Artists) allows the development of complementary and qualitative "small forms": "Come and sing", various other concerts, recitals at the EHPAD and the FAM... It is a structuring and significant element with long-lasting public partnerships, and a constant and necessary search to enlarge the circle of individual donors, sponsors and patrons.

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