Vote for me!

Bru Zane Classical Radio broadcasts on Sunday 3 March at 9 p.m. Vote for me! (CD Aparté / Palazzetto Bru Zane), a recital of arias from operettas and political songs about the elections and the art of government.
Vote for me! will be performed on Saturday 9 March at 8 p.m. at the Salle Bourgie at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts within the context of the 1st Festival Palazzetto Bru Zane Montréal.

Arnaud Marzorati baritone
Lara Neumann soprano
Ingrid Perruche soprano
David Ghilardi tenor (for Un Vrai Républicain)

LES LUNAISIENS
Arnaud Marzorati artistic director 
Laurent Bienvenu clarinet
Antoine Bitran barrel organ
Pierre Cussac accordion
Mélanie Flahaut bassoon and flutes
Lucas Henri double bass
Daniel Isoir piano
Jean-Baptiste Lapierre trumpet
Massimo Moscardo guitar
Christophe Tellart hurdy-gurdy

Le Toast du Président, Vincent HYSPA (1865-1938)
Droite, gauche, centre, Gustave NADAUD (1820-1893)
La Chambre et le Sénat, Léon XANROF (1867-1953)
Les Complots, Vincent HYSPA (1865-1938)
Un Bal chez le Ministre, Jules JOUY (1855-1897)
Plus d’patrons, Aristide BRUANT (1851-1925)
Quand on n’a pas le sou, Nicolas BOILEAU (1636-1711)
Un Vrai Républicain, Frédéric BOISSIÈRE (?-1889)
L’Affiche électorale, sur un air d’André-Ernest-Modeste GRÉTRY (1741-1813)
L’Impôt sur les célibataires, Charles POURNY (1839-1905)
Le Galant Siffleur, Adrien-Francis RODEL (?-1926)
Le Métingue des femmes, sur air de Maurice MAC-NAB (1856-1889)
La Prière de Jeanne d’Arc, Joseph-André VIGNIX
À Jeanne d’Arc, sur air d’Aimé MAILLART (1817-1871)
Notre Coq, Pierre-Jean DE BÉRANGER (1780-1857)
Le Prisonnier de l’Élysée, Vincent HYSPA (1865-1938)
La Marseillaise des locataires par le Rouget du cinquième, sur air de Claude Joseph ROUGET DE L’ISLE (1760-1836)

Louis XIV and Napoleon understood very well just how effective music – and especially the popular genres of chanson, opéra-comique and operetta – could be as weapons of political propaganda. It comes as no surprise that the nineteenth century, which saw so many conflicting regimes succeeding each other, should offer an almost infinite repertory of satirical or demagogic pieces on the theme of elections and sovereignty. This recital, Vote for me!, invites the listener to witness the exercise of rhetoric, popular complaint and deceitful manipulation. Any resemblance to persons living or dead will, of course, be purely coincidental.

 

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