CANTATES de BUREAU
Dominique Visse - countertenor // Capucine Keller - soprano
It is 8 am. The room is grey. Monotone. Happiness is absent. One after another, seven dejected employees enter this, their workplace – a depressing office that could be a social security office, or a call center, or maybe a ministry.It promises to be a difficult day, as the stage is filled by the entrance of a klutzy janitor, an overpowering boss, and – sporting the only splash of color – a very free-spirited secretary in a bright red dress. What follows, however, is anything but grey. The boisterous music performed by the “workers” (ensemble LE TENDRE AMOUR), the elegant cantatas sung by the “boss” and his “secretary,” and the endless gags by the “janitor” contrast so strongly with the monotone staging that the effect is absolutely hilarious.