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The Brigades Lyriques

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Les Brigades Lyriques Itinérantes have only one objective: to make Lyric Art accessible to all.

We reach out to new audiences, in companies, cooperatives, schools, leisure centers, markets, public squares,… and even theaters. An offbeat approach to opera, either in the form proposed, or in the chosen venue, or in the selected repertoire.

We want to desacralize the lyrical repertoire (operas, comic operas and operettas) whose image remains, wrongly, elitist whereas it is popular and gathers all the audiences of all the ages.

The Impromptus Lyriques of the Brigades Lyriques Itinérantes allow everyone to approach opera and to have a first contact with this repertory, and then to enter the theater during the Nuits Lyriques of Marmande.

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The principle of the Project

Free Impromptus Lyriques: the artists travel to meet audiences who are far from the Lyric Arts (employees, people with psychological or adaptation difficulties, rural areas, etc.) at their workplaces, residences, etc., where they perform 20 minutes of excerpts from the show.

Shows in their entirety, with a pricing policy adapted to accommodate the greatest number, with a varied repertoire and not only oriented towards opera. A show within the reach of all, which takes you by the hand and makes you discover, with a casual touch, different musical genres.

Opera for all

2024: A rare and atypical voice!

Léopold GILLOOTS-LAFORGE - Contre ténor

In 2024, Les Brigades Lyriques will honor one of the most captivating, moving, magical and rare voices:

The countertenor voice… with Léopold Gilloots-Laforge, finalist 2018 and 2021 of the Concours International de Chant.


The voice of a countertenor, like Léopold Gilloots-Laforge, is often considered magical because of its exceptional character and unique characteristics.

With a clear, pure timbre, almost supernatural because of his crystalline tone, his ability to produce rich harmonics and to modulate his voice impressively, he creates magical vocal effects and deep emotions.

A captivating and moving musical experience!

April 5, 2024 – 8:30 pm

Chapelle St Benoit de Marmande

Regular Price : 15 € – Reduced Price : 10 €

Limited number of seats.

With the participation of CHAM Voix pupils from Ecole Jean Jaurès de Marmande

Photo : Robin Manogil

The rarity of countertenors contributes to making their voices something special and precious.

A magic that lies in their ability to transcend traditional vocal expectations, to amaze with their distinctive sound, virtuosity and incomparable expressiveness.

One of the most fascinating voices in classical music!

Reaching out to everyone

Brigades Lyriques
Brigades Lyriques
Brigades Lyriques