Le Timbre d’argent
to 19 June 2017
9 June 2017 8.00 pm
11 June 2017 3.00 pm
13 June 2017 8.00 pm
15 June 2017 8.00 pm
17 June 2017 8.00 pm
19 June 2017 8.00 pm
0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min) // Subscriptions: from 17 Sept. / Single tickets: from 26 Oct. 2016.
by France Musique
€135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6
Le Timbre d’argent
09 June 2017 8.00 pm Book
11 June 2017 3.00 pm Book
13 June 2017 8.00 pm Book
15 June 2017 8.00 pm Book
17 June 2017 8.00 pm Book
19 June 2017 8.00 pm Book
Le Timbre d’argent is a mosaic music that draws on influences from the four corners of Romantic Europe. It’s a world of fantasy in which hell comes in many variations. It’s the devil who behaves like a popular singer so as to better charm and make...
Extracts from Le Timbre d'argent
Discover the extracts from Le Timbre d'argent. This show runs from 9 to 19 June at the Opéra Comique Read more and book Music direction François-Xavier Roth Staging Guillaume Vincent With Raphaëlle Delaunay, Hélène Guilmette, Jodie Devos , Tassis Christoyannis, Edgaras Montvidas, Yu Shao Choir accentus Orchestra Les Siècles
Magic and illusion are the key words in this production of Le Timbre d’argent by Camille Saint-Saëns. Under twirling mirror balls and amid luxurious draperies, dream unfolds, not reality. Fiammetta opens ever more spellbinding – almost shamanic ...
Zoom in on Guillaume Vincent / Le Timbre d’argent
Guillaume Vincent: “In Le Timbre d’argent there’s something very close to Dream story by Arthur Schnitzler that Stanley Kubrick adapted for Eyes Wide Shut.” Between two rehearsing sessions for Le Timbre d’argent, director Guillaume Vincent speaks of his discovering and his vision of the libretto by Saint-Saëns, a spectacular libretto in which dream and reality intermingle. Le Timbre d’argent from 9 through 19 June 2017, salle Favart Read more and book now
Zoom sur François-Xavier Roth / Le Timbre d'argent
“One can’t see why Les Contes d’Hoffmann have remained but not Le Timbre d’argent.” François-Xavier Roth, music director of Le Timbre d’argent, unveils the particularities of this opera, which is inexplicably unrecognized today, and the musical and dramaturgic intentions of its young composer, Camille Saint-Saëns. Le Timbre d’argent from 9 through 19 June 2017, Salle Favart Further information Book now Music direction François-Xavier Roth Staging Guillaume Vincent With Raphaëlle Delaunay, Edgaras Montvidas, Hélène Guilmette, Tassis Christoyannis, Yu Shao, Jodie Devos Choir accentus Orchestra Les Siècles
A fabulous score by Camille Saint-Saëns to a strange and disturbing plot. François-Xavier Roth and Guillaume Vincent makes us rediscover the unknown masterpiece of one of the greatest composers of his time.
Drame lyrique in four acts to a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré premiered in 1877 at the Théâtre National Lyrique in Paris.
Consumed by poverty and obscurity, the painter Conrad yields to delirious fever on a Christmas night. Does he then fall prey to the devil or a nightmare? The fact remains that the magical silver bell he receives from a nefarious physician leads him to confuse art with reality, and drives him to terrible transgressions.
This drama devised by the librettists to Faust and Les Contes d’Hoffmann allowed the composer of Danse macabre to write his own version of the Faustian pact, a true opéra fantastique with all sorts of metamorphoses and a ballerina in the female leading role. But the work was cursed because of war, the instability of theaters and unsatisfactory revivals. Le Timbre d’argent sank into oblivion despite the fact that Bizet and Massenet admired it.
Of the thirteen operas composed by Saint-Saëns, the only one to be still performed is Samson et Dalila. François-Xavier Roth and Guillaume Vincent invite us to rediscover an unknown masterpiece by giving life to the uncanny of Le Timbre d’argent wherein reality, magic and drama merge together.
Music direction, François-Xavier Roth
Staging, Guillaume Vincent
With Raphaëlle Delaunay, Hélène Guilmette, Jodie Devos , Tassis Christoyannis, Edgaras Montvidas, Yu Shao
Orchestra Les Siècles
Music directionFrançois-Xavier Roth
Vidéo creationBaptiste Klein
LightsKelig Le Bars
Collaboration to movementsHerman Diephuis
Music direction assistantJordan Gudefin
Staging assistantCéline Gaudier
Scenery assistantPierre-Guilhem Coste
Costume assistantPeggy Sturm
Vocal coachMathieu Pordoy
Choir masterChristophe Grapperon
Circé/ Fiammetta, ballerinaRaphaëlle Delaunay
Frantz, un mendiantMatthieu Chapuis*
DancersAina Alegre, Marvin Clech, Romual Kabore, Nina Santes
Co-productionPalazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française
* Members of the choiraccentus
On a Christmas night, Conrad, an obscure Viennese painter, rebels against misery. Unlucky in love and society, he can’t take it any longer. During a deep crisis of despair, his physician appears to him in the guise of a devil. The latter offers him a magical object, his silver bell, each ringing of which will make him rich in abundance, while causing the death of an innocent. Upon waking, bewitched Conrad strikes the bell: gold flows but a dead already collapsed on his doorstep.
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
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 17 June at 4 pm. Free admission upon reservation
3 hours, including intermission
Doors open Drame lyrique in 4 acts 180 min End of the event