MASTER OF THE CONSERVATORY
DEPARTMENTAL RADIATION OF ALENÇON,
INSTRUMENTAL ASSEMBLY OPUS 61
Anne-Marie CONCÉ, direction
Laurent COTTEL, staging
Isabelle ABOULKER - Les enfants du Levant
The opera for children, Les enfants du Levant, was set on the music by Isabelle Aboulker based on the novel by Claude Gritti. It will be interprated by the Master of the Departemental radiation conservatory of Alençon accompanied by the instrumental ensemble Opus 61. In August 1850, a law to regulate the principles of detention of minors was voted. From now on, abandoned children, orphans et small delinquents will be sent to penal colonies util the age of 20.In February 1861, about sixty minors - the youngest of whom were only six years old - took the leadership of the colony of Saint-Anne on the island "du Levant". The true story of these destinies broken by toil and misery, who do not give up believing in their youth and their freedom.