# 5.5 Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne
In 2006, Philippe Boesmans stopped his residency at La Monnaie and retired the following year. His musical career, however, continued. He produced his last opera with Luc Bondy, Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne, in 2009. It was created at the Opéra de Paris but was performed at La Monnaie soon afterwards. Witold Gombrovicz’s absurd play of the same name, about an ugly, apathetic and taciturn princess, amused Boesmans greatly, and his ‘tragic comedy’ is permeated with the same black humour.