"The Breasts of Tiresias" ("Les Mamelles de Tiresias")
    By Francis Poulenc

    20:00, Thu 18th October 2007 - Fri 19th October 2007 at Great St Mary's Church
    Michaelmas Week 2

    Poulenc's 1944 opera, based on an Apollinaire play, is a surreal and hilarious tale of love, war, breasts and gender-bending, set to a sublimely eclectic score. Housewife Thérèse tires of her husband's misogyny and removes her breasts, becoming the male Tirésias and running off to join the army. The husband then decides to make babies by himself, creating 40,049 of them in one day, and utter mayhem... A far cry from fat ladies singing, this is opera as you have never seen it before. In aid of Breast Cancer Campaign.


    Le Directeur -
    Thérèse/Tiresias -
    Mourner/Soldier/Baby -
    The Husband -
    Presto -
    Lacouf -
    Le Gendarme -
    Newspaper vendor -
    Journalist -

    Production Team

    Producer -
    Musical Director -
    Director -
    Designer -
    Props Assistant -
    Translator -
    Publicity Designer -