“Parsifal”, at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Rébecca Balestra, in stand-up at Neuchâtel: our cultural agenda



Before returning to the Cully Jazz Festival in April, Sara Oswald continued touring Bivouac, named after his first solo album. The French-speaking cellist stops at Bulle, then passes by La Case à Chocs in Neuchâtel (3 February) and Lignon, in Geneva, as part of the Antigel festival (8 February). Bivouac, to invite you to travel and daydream. SG

Sara Oswald – Solo Bivouac. Boiling, Bulle, Saturday 28th at 9pm.



The madness to break down synthesizers to take them to make bone-chilling music has become a school in which it is necessary to know how to distinguish a good master. The Brussels residents of Pizza Noise Mafia and Chaux-de-Fonnier Tenko Texas Seduction belong to a higher caste: more minimalist on the Belgian side, more upscale with our mountain horses, their music is an invitation (or rather: an order) to raw dancing. PS

Pizza Noise Mafia, Texas Tenko Flirt. L’Ecurie, Friday 27th at 8:30 p.m.

“Festival of sacred sights”, does that mean anything to you? That’s how Richard Wagner called his operas Parsifal. This story tells of the initiation journey of Parsifal, a naive young man who will become the savior of the Grail. A kind of figure of Christ, he is the one who redeems humans from their mistakes. Between the chromatic tension and the other way to leitmotifall the hallmarks of German maestro music are collected here. J.de BG

“Parsifal”. Grand Théâtre, from 25 January to 5 February.



Between exhibitions at the Jurassic Museum of Art and History, Charles L’Eplattenier – Doubs Pastel (until 26 February), former curator of the Neuchâtel Museum of Art and History and curator of the Fondation Atelier d’Artiste in Saint-Maurice, Walter Tschopp, gave a lecture entitled “Doubt in Art”. Highlighting the work of the Pontarlier painter Robert Fernier (1897-1977), the work of Charles L’Eplattenier (1874-1946) but also the many artists who contributed to Doubs’ landscape fame. ICE.

“Doubt in Art”. Jura Museum of Art and History, Delémont, Tuesday 24 at 8 p.m.



This term evokes a cross between a sweet refrain and a futuristic train: “Hyperpop”. This actually signifies a music trend that was born in the late 2010s, the fruit of the “internet generation”. Draft? Put together what pop (and more if you like) has brought out the worst and the best, in a great electronic mix – without fear of kitsch. La Case à Chocs invites you to dive into this synthetic and bubbling world joined by two artists: singer and producer Lausanne Lily Gasc and Bordelaise BabySolo33, who will make you swing between the traps and France Gall. VN

Lily Gasc and BabySolo33. Case à Chocs, Fri 27 at 8 pm.


She looks like a popular diva and talks like a fishmonger. Rébecca Balestra, who has lit up the theater scene with her brief presence for twelve years, launched herself into stand-up last fall and, similarly, her load was immense. In the Rebecca Balestra, the actress talks about sexuality, the prostate, and classical painting with the same distant skepticism and, every time, we laugh at the transgressions. No wonder his English role model is Ricky Gervais. La belle practices the same humor, provocative and disturbing. M. -PG

Rebecca Balestra, stand up. Le Pommier, Monday 24th and We 25th at 8pm.



We know it is solemn, majestic, intimidating – but the church organ is also an exciting playground. This is evidenced by the Cathedral, a French-speaking duo formed by pianist-composer Alain Roche and percussionist Fred Bürki (who made a name for himself with Emilie Zoé). Together, they seize the venerable instrument which they turn to electronic beats and looper magic. Playing with the spatialization of sound, the Cathedral promises singular acoustic immersion, located in the neighborhood of a Jesuit Church. Flying. VN

Cathedral. Jesuit Church, Zion, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th 7pm.



This is the second time Lausanne is offering an artist exhibition in an immersive experience. After Van Gogh, this is Frida Kahlo. Make yourself comfortable in poufs set on the Halle de Beaulieu floor, and immerse yourself in the work of the great 20th-century Mexican artist. The parade of her paintings, projected onto the walls, is led by a first-person account of the life of Frida Kahlo. Spectacular. AS.

“Life of Frida Kahlo”. Beaulieu, Lausanne, Tuesday-Sunday 10am-7pm, through March 19th. vivafridakahlo.ch

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