from 25 September
to 5 October 2017
25 September 2017 8.00 pm
27 September 2017 8.00 pm
29 September 2017 8.00 pm
1 October 2017 3.00 pm
3 October 2017 8.00 pm
5 October 2017 8.00 pm
0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min) // Subscriptions: from 17 Sept. / Single tickets: from 26 Oct. 2016.
Who is Miranda? Where does she come from? Here are some clues to grasp the operatic creation devised by Katie Mitchell, Raphaël Pichon and Cordelia Lynn....
Zoom in on Raphaël Pichon / Miranda
“I wanted to do justice to those Purcell’s masterpieces that don’t appear onstage today” The initiator of the ensemble Pygmalion and music director of Miranda, Raphaël Pichon tells us his desire to explore Purcell’s forgotten wonders. Miranda from 25 September through 5 October Read more and book Music direction, Raphaël Pichon Staging, Katie Mitchell With Kate Lindsey, Katherine Watson, Allan Clayton, Marc Mauillon, Henry Waddington, Aksel Rykkvin Choir and orchestra, Pygmalion
Comique Strip' #7 with Allan Clayton
Allan Clayton is a member of the Nouvelle Troupe Favart and will appear as Ferdinand in Miranda at the Opéra Comique. Between two rehearsing sessions, he fell in with a bizarre series of questions. Miranda from 25 September through 5 October Read more and book Music direction, Raphaël Pichon Staging, Katie Mitchell With Kate Lindsey, Katherine Watson, Allan Clayton, Marc Mauillon, Henry Waddington, Aksel Rykkvin Choir and orchestra, Pygmalion
Attending the rehearsals of Miranda is to realize that the music to this operatic creation is not yet set. This is not a score by Puccini or Mozart. Miranda is a constellation of vocal and instrumental musical pieces from uncompleted operas by...
Zoom in on Katie Mitchell / Miranda
“There’s a feminist mission behind the Miranda project.” Who’s in a better position than Katie Mitchell to speak of the genesis of Miranda, the new creation commissioned by the Opéra Comique? An artistic adventure carried out along with Raphaël Pichon (who has already collaborated with Katie Mitchell) for this production inspired by Shakespeare on Purcell’s music. The Katie Mitchell interview is to be continued on this page. Miranda from 25 September through 5 October Read more
The return of Katie Mitchell to Salle Favart after the success of Written On Skin for an opera inspired by Purcell about a Shakespearian character, conducted by her partner Raphaël Pichon.
An operatic creation of The Tempest de William Shakespeare to music by Henry Purcell.
In a small English town, a family gathers at Miranda's funeral. For her children and her husband, the web of time is torn. Yet, past and present merge when they talk about the woman she used to be. Their daily life is overwhelmed by a wave of emotions and memories.
After a first collaboration on Bach's cantatas, Katie Mitchell and Raphaël Pichon continue to explore the Baroque repertoire in a resolutely dynamic and contemporary perspective.
Rooted in today's British realities, Miranda updates Purcell's oeuvre, especially the pages of timeless sensibility inspired by performance or the ordeal of death – a common experience par excellence.
From his sacred compositions to his instrumental pieces and his scores for London's theatres at the end of the seventeenth century, Purcell inspires this production designed as a new opera and above all as a common space for meditation and solace.
Semi-Opera after Shakespeare and Henry Purcell, created by Raphaël Pichon, Katie Mitchell and Cordelia Lynn.
Production in English with supertitles.
Music direction, Raphaël Pichon
Staging, Katie Mitchell
With Kate Lindsey, Katherine Watson, Allan Clayton, Marc Mauillon, Henry Waddington, Aksel Rykkvin
Choir and orchestra, Pygmalion
Music directionRaphaël Pichon
Artistic collaborationDan Ayling
Sound designMax Pappenheim
Musical arrangementsRaphaël Pichon et Miguel Henry
Le PasteurMarc Mauillon
AnthonyAksel Rykkvin / Marius Valero Molinard*
Prospero JeuneJean-Christophe Lanièce**
Miranda JeuneMargot Deshayes*/Rosalie Duroux* °
La voix de Miranda JeuneMarie Planinsek**
Bénévole 1Marie-Frédérique Girod (soprano)**
Bénévole 2Perrine Devillers (soprano) **
Bénévole 3Coline Dutilleul (alto)**
Ferdinand JeuneConstantin Goubet**
Choir and orchestraPygmalion
CoproductionThéâtre de Caen, Opern Koeln
* Members ofLa Maîtrise populaire de l’Opéra Comique
** Members ofPygmalion
Before the show
- Before the show, come in salle Bizet ! The entrance is free of charge, on the day of the performance
Sing the opéra at 7.15 pm with Christophe Grapperon on the 25, 29 September, 1st October / Jeanne Dambreville on the 27 September, 3 and 5 October.
Presentation of the production at 7.30pm with historical and musical descriptions (in french) with Agnès Terrier
- Meet the artists of the production on Saturday 30 September at 4 pm. Free admission upon reservation >
1h30, without intermission
Doors open An operatic creation 90 min End of the event