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The 'Gastronomic' Carnival of the Animals



11:00 — Victoria Hall

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Benoît Willmannconductor

Thierry BiliskoNicolas Dufourcomedian

Florence Alayracstage director

Camille Saint-Saëns and Jean-François Verdier
The 'Gastronomic' Carnival of the Animals

Bernard Friot, text

Commission: Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté

The music

Do you know about musical cooking? Welcome to Lionville for its annual competition! If it is indeed the famous lions, roosters and other turtles and hemiones by Camille Saint-Saens that are in the kitchen, the original dishes have been newly imagined by Jean-Francois Verdier. Beware, a clever fellow may have poisoned a dish... but which one?



©Louis Thomas from Le Carnaval (gastronomique) des animaux, de Bernard Friot, éditions Milan, 2020

The venues

OSR Live

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Modest Mussorgsky

Night on the Bare Mountain

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony N°9 with choir for the finale of « Ode to Joy»

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 11 June 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva