Opera de Lille Big Bang Family Day

Posted on November 26, 2012



During our weekend in Lille we stumbled upon the Opera House’s densely programmed Family Day and found ourselves taking in four shows, two installations and a beautiful band. The interactive Cactus Sonorus show with a thoroughly eccentric Portugese artist leading us through the gloved “playing” of our wired-up cacti was delightful, as was the orchestra of local children and their detective story. The presentation, Folie Tcheque, in the sumptuous Grande Salle by the Czech musician was strangely ill chosen for the very young audience, but sitting in those velvet seats underneath that enormous chandelier made us all feel rather magnifique. A generous and accessible program that Australian opera houses would do well to emulate.