“The role of cherub made me grow a lot”

ENCOUNTER – Featured in Marriage of Figaro, the singer, tested positive for Covid the day after the premiere should go back on stage at the end of the week.

On this January afternoon, in a sun-drenched office at the Palais Garnier, Lea Desandre confesses: “Being here is a dream come true.” A few days before the young people’s preview of Marriage of Figaro, the singer lends herself to the game of questions and answers with infectious enthusiasm. She does not know then that she will be tested positive the day after the premiere, which will deprive her of performances yesterday (Sunday) and tomorrow Tuesday. Replaced at short notice by her colleague Chloé Briot, she should find the golds of Garnier at the end of the week.

For the time being, neither the mandatory FFP2 masks nor the safety distances hinder her desire to talk about the role that has accompanied her since Aix last summer… And that she will be filming this season in six productions, from Lausanne to Zurich, via Barcelona and of course Paris: that of the page Chérubin. “A character of great naivety and great truth. The only one who in the opera does not manipulate, but is manipulated by his feelings. It is…

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