Les P'tites Michu
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Two little girls, one of high birth, the other of more modest origins, mixed up in their bath. A planned marriage. The first pangs of love and a few intrigues . . . On an amusing narrative framework, Messager skilfully wove a nimble, joyful score, as graceful as it is invigorating. Les P’tites Michu was an overnight success after its premiere at the Bouffes-Parisiens on 16 November 1897. After a run of more than 150 performances, the work toured the provinces and was subsequently staged outside France; it even ended up becoming a Broadway musical twenty years later.