After having captivated the Liège Philharmonic Hall for 20 performances, “The Carnival of the Animals” returns this time in an equally legendary hall.

Combining circus arts, soloists from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, video projections, lighting, Luc Petit tackles a monument of classical music: The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns, a formidable bestiary composed in 1886 to enhance the “Mardi Gras” of a cellist friend. The colorful fauna that Saint-Saëns sets to music – the swan, the elephant, the fish in the aquarium – augmented by a few new animals with a flamboyant and cinematic style.

“A show for everyone that will leave an impression on the minds and senses with its audacity, creativity and fantasy. » Luc Petit

The actor Bruno Coppens deployed all his creativity to connect the different adventures of this zoological fantasy just as he reflected on the difficult condition of animals today and the way to save them. This extraordinary show welcomes more than thirty artists and musicians, as well as 3 presenters from RTL TVI: Jean-Michel Zecca, Luc Gilson and Sandrine Dans, who lent their voices to the characters of Le Loup, du Cat and even Camille Saint-Saëns.

“The audience is dazzled and the ingenuity of the staging, with its giant tilted mirror effects, achieves the hoped-for miracles. So much so that we wonder how we will be able to do without it from now on..." Laurence Bertel – La Libre

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