A dazzling production that blends physical comedy with some of classical music’s most recognizable pieces.
L’Arsenal à Musique presents Comic Concert, a musical journey where performance art is set to and inspired by famous works from celebrated operas such as Carmen, Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata.
Our story centres on three quirky characters who find themselves embroiled in a comical story of romance and competition.
When two clumsy musicians vie for the attention of a beautiful demoiselle, who in turn pines for the orchestra conductor in the orchestral version and the pianist in the version with two pianos, they will find themselves entangled in a hilarious romantic triangle where unexpected twists of burlesque and buffoonery await our lovable characters at every turn.
A funny tale of whimsy and adventure that will charm and captivate musical novices or anyone wanting to experience their instrumental favourites in a brand new way!
universal, without words
8 years old and up
3 actors and symphony orchestra
3 actors and piano duo
Musical Director & Transcription
Script & Stage Direction
L’Arsenal à musique
Luc Van Ameringen
Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla, Overture
Rossini: La Cenerentola, Non più mesta
Verdi: Il Trovatore, Fosche
Bizet: Carmen, Danse Bohème
Mozart: The Marriage Of Figaro, Overture
Verdi: La Traviata, Libiamo
Rossini: The Barber of Seville, Largo al Factotum
Rimsky-Korsakov: Tale of Tsar Saltan, The Flight Of The Bumble Bee
Wagner: Die Walküre, The Ride of the Valkyries
Puccini: Tosca, E lucevan le stelle
Bizet: Carmen, Toreador
Puccini: Turandot, Nessun dorma
Mozart: Don Giovanni, Finch’han del vino
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, Intermezzo
Verdi: Rigoletto, La donna è mobile
Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers, Can can
2222-4231-timb. 2 perc. hrp. strings
2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo)
2 oboes (2nd doubling English horn)
3 trombones (2 tenor and one bass)