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Ballade

2017

Mezzo-soprano, vocal ensemble & 9 instruments

12 min

• Lyrics: Jean-Gabriel Périot.

• Score: written for the short documentary film De la joie dans ce combat, directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot for 3e Scène/Opéra national de Paris.

• Musicians: Malika Bellaribi-Le Moal (mezzo-soprano), vocal ensemble from the workshops led by Malika Bellaribi-Le Moal as part of the programme “Une diva dans les quartiers”, musicians of the Opéra national de Paris [Thibault Vieux et Stéphane Causse (violin), Pierre Lenert (viola), Mathieu Rogué (cello), Daniel Marillier (bass), Vincent Penot (clarinet), Nicolas Chatenet (trumpet), Christophe Vella (timpani & percussions), Damien Petitjean (percussions)], Louis Dechambre (piano), Antoine Dutaillis (cond.).

• First screening: 10/12/2017, Gaîté-Lyrique (Paris), as part of the 3e Scène festival.

• Unpublished.

In this short documentary film, Jean-Gabriel Périot draws the portrait of a group of women for whom music is a form of resistance and a means of coming out of isolation. Composer Thierry Escaich contributes the original film score, performed by nine musicians from the Paris Opera.