Presentation Programmation & distribution Video

Artistic residence Arsenal / Cité musicale / Metz

A clown in an orchestra: it could have been a perfect description of Mauricio Kagel. This creator of musical theater always had fun with music. In Variété, clown/juggler NIKOLAUS puts all his poetry and funniness to good use in this atypical music, blending the sweetness of popular music and the depth of more contemporary work. Humor also stars in Francesco Filidei's sketch, a tour de force that condenses an opera in... 10 minutes divided into eight sketches written by Pierre Senges. An unusual combination producing a bold show in a class of its own.

Duration / 1 h 00

Production 2e2m. Coproduction Cie Pré-o-Coupé. 2e2m is in artistic residence at Arsenal / Cité musicale-Metz, with support from ONDA, office nationale de diffusion artistique (French office for contemporary performing arts circulation).

Mauricio Kagel


clown/juggler & ensemble

Francesco Filidei

L’Opera (forse)

reader & 6 musicians

NIKOLAUS clown/juggler

Pierre Roullier conductor, reader

Christian Lucas stage director

Hervé Gary lighting designer


Friday 12 january 2018 / Metz / 19 h 00


3 avenue Ney

57000 Metz

from 8 to 15 euros



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