# 7.5 Pinocchio
A new theatre, a new opera! The newly renovated La Monnaie opened its doors in 2017 with Pinocchio. Once again, it was based on a piece by Joël Pommerat. His version bypassed Disney and went back to Carlo Collodi’s original story. Philippe Boesman’s music is very close to the plot: strangely atonal in the whale’s belly, dreamy when the fairy appears, frank and free during the circus scenes. And, a rarity in contemporary operas, the moving central theme is one of those immortal melodies that you can hum when you leave the theatre.