Les fleurs du mâle

Belle époque and Roaring Twenties are the well-known times of the emancipation of a sensuality that nineteenth-century morality has tried to reprove without success.

Les fleurs du mâle

Piano and cello - Special guest Norma Nahoun, Soprano and Marie Gautrot, Mezzo-soprano - Design and staging by Victoria Duhamel
Production Palazetto Bru Zane

 

Belle époque and Roaring Twenties are the well-known times of the emancipation of a sensuality that nineteenth-century morality has tried to reprove without success. In the 1860s, the operetta cultivated romance with two mean-spirited meanings, while the popular café-concert saw the blossoming of songs with unequivocal lyrics whose erotic charge is on the verge of pornography. If, in these times, the power of women can not be expressed in politics or economy, it is at least by the power of her charms that she can govern man and impose her views on him. From mundane courtesans to prostitutes in the slums, the "merchants of pleasure" make headlines from the middle of the Second Empire to the Second World War.

Their charms are even vaunted on the musical scenes, and the great artists that are Hortense Schneider or Anna Judic are not less the "protected" of the powerful men of the moment. The titles of their biggest successes speak for themselves: "The oranges of my shelf", "Turlurette and Rantanplan", "I did not know it was that", "By the hole", "Ma sister does that in the elevator "...


 
 

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