Helene Clerc-Murgier Pauline Warnier




Artistic direction

Helene Clerc-Murgier and Pauline Warnier

Many inspiring and unseen works exist within the history of music and French literature. Helene Clerc-Murgier and Pauline Warnier are in constant search for those hidden gems of lyric art.

Helene Clerc-Murgier and Pauline Warnier created Les Monts du Reuil in 2007 while both were still playing in some of the most important European baroque orchestras. This unique project involves discovering scores and librettos, editing and recording, and finally unveiling productions to a large audience.
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Other artists and passionate researchers started joining Hélène and Pauline soon after they launched the project. Nowadays, Les Monts du Reuil counts on the support of numerous renowned opera houses such as the Reims and Metz ones, as well as the National French Library, the Buissonnières publishing company, the Belles Écouteuses record label and many more.

In the different productions, sung or spoken texts are followed by soft and subtle music, staged in a manner that unveils both burlesque and poesy.


The ensemble Les Monts du Reuil…

The orchestra


Partenariat avec l'orchestre de l'Opéra de Reims

“L’occasione fa il ladro” (Opportunity makes a thief) used to say Gioacchino Rossini in his younger days.
The first opportunity for Les Monts du Reuil was to perform Grétry’s Raoul Barbe bleue (Raoul Bluebeard), which had not been performed since 1789. For that project we decided to collaborate with the woodwinds of the orchestra of the Opéra de Reims which is an ongoing collaboration.

With them, we will perform Méhul’s Le Jeune Sage et le Vieux Fou (The Young wise man & the old fool), of which we are celebrating the bicentennial this year, and Grétry’s Richard Coeur-de-Lion in 2018.

Les différentes formations des Monts du Reuil

A l'occasion d'un concert à l'église Saint-Louis en l'ïle à Paris en novembre 2011, Les Monts du Reuil ont pour la première fois joué dans un effectif d'orchestre de chambre.

Reprenant la tradition des orchestres baroques, l'ensemble Les Monts du Reuil propose un orchestre sans chef, placé sous l'impulsion de ses membres habituels. Le répertoire de cette formation vient compléter celui de la formation de chambre tout en en conservant l'esprit. Cette formation se produit seule ou se met à la disposition de solistes ou de choeurs désireux de partager de grandes oeuvres du répertoire sacré ou profane.

opéra de Reims Fondation Orange Bibliothèque nationale de France estival Jean de La Fontaine FEVIS DRAC Champagne-Ardennes Adami Spedidam région Grand-Est Editeur Les Belles Ecouteuses