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After the success of "Tout Neuf" comes a lyrical and playful production! 


Two kitchen aides have one mission: pepare a meal ordered at the restaurant. More than kitchen aides, they are musicians, obsessed with rythm, melodies, and above all: opera.

In their hands, the kitchen ustensils become musical instruments: the oven grill turns into into a harp, the pan into a bass... allowing for cooking and a merry, wordless, revisiting of the great melodies of Mozart, Puccini, Rossini or Bizet through rap, house or even world music! 

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Co-productions : Festival d'Aix en Provence, Festival Tous en Sons

Institutional supports: Centre Culturel Jean Vilar de Marly-le-Roi, Ville d'Issy-les-Moulineaux, SACEM, Centre National de la Musique 

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About "Tout Neuf"

FRANCE 3 - "An open door on the world surrounding us"

LE PARISIEN - "An Avignon OFF Festival 2018 favorite!"


About "Le Goût des Olives"

TELERAMA - "TT - We like it very much!" 

VAUCLUSE MATIN - "The Minute Papillon Company tackles the question of migration with originality (...) It is simply beautiful and sensitive."

COUP DE THÉÂTRE - "A poetic journey through the mediterranean countries, to the sounds of traditional music. The performances enchant us and go straight to our hearts. We would want more and more!"


Making the operatic arts accessible

The Minute Papillon Company is a lyrical company whose specificity is creating original productions inspired by centuries of operas and the vitality of contemporary creation. 

Each project aims to open the imagination and subconsious through the poetic power of music and voice; and is conceived to be accessible by all: children or adults, connaisseurs or neophytes, as well as in various performance spaces: operas, schools, municipal theaters. 

VIOLAINE FOURNIER, Artistic director

Trained at the Conservatory, Violaine Fournier started the Minute Papillon Company in 2005 to produce shows that would transmit the classical repertory playfully, creatively and accessibly ("Tout Neuf", "Le Goût des Olives", "Grat'moi la Puce que j'ai dans l'Do") as well as new contemporary opera works (Peau d'Âne, "Assassines"). 


Outside her company, she has written numerous operas for children's choirs and participates in projects led by the Paris Opera, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, or Insula Orchestra.


Cité de la Musique - Marseille 

June 5th 2023 - 2 PM 


Aix en Provence Festival "Aix en Juin" 

June 6th 2023 at 10:15 AM and 2:30 PM - Amphithéâtre de la Manufacture

June 7th 2023 at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM -  Centre Social de l'Horloge salle 300

June 9th 2023 at 2:30 PM - La Croisée des Arts in Saint-Maximin 

June 10th 2023 at 1 PM and 4:30 PM - Place de l'Archevêché 


AVIGNON OFF 2023 - Corps Saints Theater

From July 7th to 29th, 10:50 AM 

Dark days: Tuesday July 11th, 18th and 25th


Musical performance for a young audience - Duration: 45 minutes - Age 4 and up 

For performances in a school setting: advised starting in first grade

Installation time: 1x4h

On tour: 2 artists and 1 technician

The show is available in a stripped down, exterior version 

Company based in Paris 


Conception : Violaine Fournier; Director : Cyrille Louge; Performers : Violaine Fournier and Stéphane Zubanu Diarra ; Instrument Designer : Jean-Luc Priano ; Arrangements : Stéphane Zubanu Diarra et Jean-Luc Priano ; Choreographer : Francesca Bonato ; Lighting Designer : Angélique Bourcet; Musical Collaborator : Federica Falasconi ; Costume Designer : Alice Touvet

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