Going out in Toulouse: our favorites for September

1- Piano star at Les Jacobins

Despite all the difficulties related to the health situation, Piano aux Jacobins pursued its destiny. And the program proposed for its 42nd edition, from September 9 to 26, will again be of a very high level. It is a young woman, Simone Dinnerstein who will launch the event with a Couperin, Schuman and Satie program … and another, Celia Oneto Bensaid (scheduled at Altigone Saint-Orens), who will conclude the edition by playing Glass, Ravel and Pépin . Among the big names are Alexandre Kantorow (September 14), Elisabeth Leonskaja (September 24) and jazzman Shai Maestro (September 17).

From September 9 to 26, Jacobins cloister, Toulouse. Price: 40 €. Phone. 05 61 22 40 05.


2- Crazy return to the opera

Béatrice Uria-Monzon (here in 2007 in “Carmen”) will play La Gioconda./Photo DDM, archives, F. Charmeux

Béatrice Uria-Monzon (here in 2007 in “Carmen”) will play La Gioconda./Photo DDM, archives, F. Charmeux

The Théâtre du Capitole will launch its new opera season on September 24 with “La Gioconda”, by Amilcare Ponchielli, a work premiered in 1876 at La Scala in Milan. Béatrice Uria-Monzon will play the title role of a show directed by Olivier Py and directed by Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli. Artistic director of the Théâtre du Capitole, Christophe Ghristi does not hide his enthusiasm for this work: “La Gioconda is one of the craziest and most fascinating operas in the entire repertoire. Based on the play by Victor Hugo, Arrigo Boito wrote a libretto
spectacular, not shrinking from any excess and displaying an irresistible fever and emotion. For such a work, you need a great and true theater director, not afraid of excess and grandeur. Olivier Py is obviously one of them and I am happy to have associated the Théâtre du Capitole with the Monnaie de Bruxelles for a new production of this rare masterpiece. Rare indeed since La Gioconda had never been performed at the Capitol and will therefore make its entry into the repertoire. Guardian figure of the house, Béatrice Uria-Monzon will play the title role opposite the first Enzo of the great Ramón Vargas. “

“La Gioconda”, from September 24 to October 3 at the Théâtre du Capitole. Duration 3 h 10, prices: from € 10 to € 113.


3- Zimmer, a whole world

Hans Zimmer will not be in Toulouse, at the Zenith, to lead the symphony orchestra playing his music, as was the case in June 2016, but the atmosphere will be the same, loaded with so many memories on the big screen. Because the show bearing his name presents a selection of the composer’s greatest works such as “The Lion King”, “Pirate of the Caribbean”, “The Da Vinci Code”, “The Dark Knight”, “Gladiator”, not to mention his numerous collaborations with Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar”, “Inception”…) It is Gavin Greenaway, faithful collaborator of Hans Zimmer, for more than 25 years, who will lead the orchestra. And in the room the crowd of fans singing together whole sections of music they have listened to so much.

“The world of Hans Zimmer”, Wednesday September 22 at the Zénith in Toulouse. Prices: from € 57.50 to € 129. Tel. 05 34 31 10 00 (www.box.fr).


4- Suzane l’explosive

She toured a lot before releasing her first album, “Toï toï”. And finally resumes its way to theaters after a few summer festivals. Suzane is a strong personality, who aims right and moves well (she was a dancer). Seeing her in concert is a gripping experience, which is remembered by the first spectators who saw her at Bikini. Where she comes back and that’s good …

Monday, September 27 at 8 p.m. at the Bikini de Ramonville. Prices: from € 27.50 to € 31. Phone 05 62 24 09 50


5- “Marius” and “Fanny” at the Pavé

It’s simple, they are all excellent to the point that, unbelievably, we almost forget the film… In July, when the team from Le Pavé presented “Marius” (photo) by Pagnol, the spectators were delighted and amazed. Going after Pagnol and Raimu, we had to dare and all the actors under the leadership of Françis Azéma who plays Panisse, get away with it, making us savor the wonder of Pagnol’s language. Chance: “Marius” is reprogrammed in September and double chance, it will be followed by the following: “Fanny” created quite fresh this summer.

“Marius” from September 23 to October 9, “Fanny” from September 29 to October 10, at the Théâtre du Pavé (Rue Maran). Phone 05 62 26 43 66.


6- Jeanne Dark on stage

Due to the closure of the “Jeanne Dark” theaters, the Marion Siéfert show, which can be seen simultaneously in a theater and on Instragram, was presented outdoors on the big screen at the Sorano. Interpreted by Helena de Laurens, who delivers a performance there, “Jeanne Dark” stages and brings into play the freewheeling, unbridled and hard-hitting confessions of a teenager locked in her room who, with her mobile phone, tells her story in selfie mode… With the theaters open again, “Jeanne Dark” can be seen in its full form, performed on stage and simultaneously visible on Instagram, from September 28 to 30 at Sorano. A new theatrical form to discover, undoubtedly


7- Russian evening at the Halle

The Orchester du Capitole returns to the Halle aux Grains, under the direction of Tugan Sokhiev, with the solo pianist Behzod Abduraimov, in a program Prokofiev and Shostakovich. From Russian to 200%.

Friday September 10 at 8 p.m. at the Halle aux Grains, Toulouse. Prices: from € 18 to € 65. Phone. 05 61 63 13 13.


8- Catastrophe, it’s crazy

Catastrophe had already come to the Metronum and it was an incredible concert, both virtuoso and completely crazy, between Michel Berger and the Monty Python, Michel Legrand and the Big Bazar. With the album “Gong”, the group will be back in the room of Borderouge for an unpredictable show around smartphones, coffee, time accelerating at the time of our ultra-connected lives.

Wednesday September 15 at 8 p.m. at the Metronum, Toulouse. Prices: € 15 and € 19.


9- Aurélien Bory’s “Plan B”

Six acrobats in suits appear and disappear on a theater stage unlike any other: the floor tilts there until it becomes vertical, hatches open, juggling balls emerge from the drawers, multiply, create sounds , and fall as if by magic into the hands of the jugglers. Created in 2003, “Plan B” (photo) emblematic piece of the Company 111 of Aurélien Bory, the Toulouse international figurehead of visual theater has achieved worldwide success

This unusual show between visual theater and new circus, will open the Odyssud season with virtuosity, brio and humor.

“Plan B” from September 22 to 24 at Odyssud Blagnac. Phone 05 61 71 75 15.


10- “Showgirl” at the Garonne

Released in 1995, the film “Showgirls” by Paul Verhoeven tells the story of a girl who in Las Vegas, fights to become the queen of Stardust – striptease, against a background of dance music. Presented at the Garonne, free entry by reservation, on September 17 and 18, as part of the Printemps de Septembre “Showgirl” stage adaptation of the film directed by Marlène Saldana and Jonathan Drille, raises between burlesque, tragic, vulgarity and beauty, some issues of our company, while providing a joyful and turbulent experience. At the same time, screenings of “Showgirls” will be offered at the Cinémathèque on Tuesday, September 21 (9 p.m.) and Wednesday, September 29 (4:30 p.m.).