Visiting Toulouse on Wednesday December 1 for the States General of festivals, Roselyne Bachelot announced the labeling of 2 Toulouse institutions: the Théâtre du Capitole and the Théâtre Sorano. This recognition marks the work accomplished by these two structures, particularly in the creation and production of shows for a large audience.
Coming to close the States General of the festivals, the Minister of the Culture announced the distinctions which come to crown 2 Toulouse cultural places.
The Théâtre du Capitole is the sixth establishment to obtain this distinction after those in Montpellier, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nancy and Strasbourg. This label had not been recorded for 20 years! It is offered for 5 years and renewable. Recognition for a work that places the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse among the major national and even international stages. The orchestra, meanwhile, had already had this “national” title when it was conducted by Michel Plasson.
According to the press release from the Ministry of Culture: the structures labeled “National Opera in the region” constituting a national reference network for the promotion and renewal of repertoires, forms and aesthetics. They also participate in the structuring of lyrical, musical and choreographic life on the national territory.
The Capitole theater brings together a choir of 45 choristers, a master’s degree (children’s choir) and a ballet of 35 dancers. The Orchester national du Capitole resides there for its lyrical and choreographic productions. It is also one of the last opera houses in France managed by sets, costumes and wigs workshops.
In recent years, several initiatives have been launched to educate children and offer concerts or conferences reaching a large audience. Thus the creation of Toulouse-Lautrec which was a great and resounding success. In a few days (from December 19), place at the Magic Flute of Mozart where we will find young singers.
Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, also attributes the appellation “conventioned scene of national interest”, with mention “art and creation” to the Sorano theater in Toulouse
In the artistic landscape of Toulouse, there is also the Sorano theater. Contemporary theater, dance, music, circus, this former amphitheater where science was taught was created in 1963. It bears the name of the great Toulouse actor Daniel Sorano.
Sorano theater becomes “conventioned scene of national interest” with mention “art and creation”. The attribution of this name comes to recognize the quality of the action program developed by the theater, in particular in terms of support to emerging artists for their creative work, a wide distribution of their works and the organization of their presence on the market. territory a diversification of meetings with the populations allowing.
In Occitania, on behalf of ten approved stages such as the theater in Nîmes (Gard), Odyssud in Blagnac (Haute-Garonne), l’Astrada in Marciac (Gers) or the Maison du Peuple theater in Millau.
The label “Conventional Scene of National Interest” is awarded to the Sorano Theater for a period of four years.