COMPAGNIE MINUTE PAPILLON is an opera company whose specificity is to propose original creations bringing together the centuries old-tradition of opera with the vitality of contemporary creation. Each project is an encounter between demanding artistic standards and the intense desire and very personal necessity felt by the artists creating the piece.
Our performances tell stories which open an imaginary and sub-conscious world through the poetic power of voices and music. They are driven by artists who sing, play, move, thrill, share… and are created with the goal to be accessible to everyone : children or adults, music lovers or amateurs, and can be performed in both opera houses as well as community theaters.
Our company is conceived as an open space which allows everyone to develop their talents and creativity through the experience of creation. Our projects bring together well-known creators and new talents, for whom this unique experience is a stepping stone for their artistic career. Supporting teams are entirely integrated into this creative dynamic.
Beyond performances, we choose to think and live our artistic actions as a real committment towards society. Our goals : to give our audience the keys to access this demanding repertoire, so that they can discover it from the inside, to share the adventure of creation through participative operas, to create space of social and intergenerational dialogue based on artistic sharing.
Each year, more than 20 000 people discover our productions and about 2000 to 4500 participate in our workshops.