Le Comte Ory

Gioachino Rossini

#ComteOry

Salle Favart

from 19
to 31 December 2017

Dates

19 December 2017 8.00 pm

21 December 2017 8.00 pm

23 December 2017 8.00 pm

25 December 2017 3.00 pm

27 December 2017 8.00 pm

29 December 2017 8.00 pm

All dates

Information

0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)

Price

€135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6

Book

20 December 2017

20 December 2017

Extracts from Le Comte Ory

Cheerful, intoxicating and deliciously funny, a nice present for the holiday season. View the extracts from the production and attend Le Comte Ory till December 31st  Le Comte Ory, 19 through 31 December 2017 at Salle Favart Read more and book Music direction, Louis Langrée Staging, Denis Podalydès - a member of the Comédie-Française- Scenery, Eric Ruf Costumes, Christian Lacroix With Philippe Talbot, Julie Fuchs, Gaëlle Arquez, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Patrick Bolleire, Éve-Maud Hubeaux, Jodie Devos Choir les élémentsOrchestre des Champs-Elysées

18 December 2017

Zoom in on Christian Lacroix / Le Comte Ory

Christian Lacroix is not the kind to disappoint, he’s in the habit of astonishing the audience, be it in dressmaking, designing, decoration or costumes. Although he has worked a lot for opera, this is the first time he designs 19th century costumes for an opera by Rossini. Everything’s in the detail and the black tinted to give the feeling of worn fabric. Christian Lacroix tells you everything! Le Comte Ory from 19 to 31 December 2017 at the Opéra Comique Read more and book Music direction, Louis Langrée Staging, Denis Podalydès - a member of the Comédie-Française - Scenery, Eric Ruf Costumes, Christian Lacroix With Philippe Talbot, Julie Fuchs, Gaëlle Arquez, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Patrick Bolleire, Éve-Maud Hubeaux, Jodie Devos Choir les élémentsOrchestre des Champs-Elysées

14 December 2017

07 December 2017

Last Comte Ory alterations backstage

In the costume workshop of the Opéra Comique, everyone’s busy making the last alterations. Dresses are being ironed, dust removed from hats and the last buttons added. “Teamwork is necessary for the costumes,” Christian Lacroix told us. He has a...

Chargement en cours

A delightful fool’s game plot composed by Rossini at the peak of his art, served by a first-rate team: Louis Langrée, Denis Podalydès, Eric Ruf and Christian Lacroix. For a memorable year-end.

Opera in two acts to a libretto by Eugène Scribe premiered at the Opéra de Paris in 1828. 

During the Crusades lords departed for the Holy Land, leaving the women unprotected. Thus, the sister of the lord of Formoutiers languished in her castle, wooed by a depraved count and a page in love with her. Both strive to approach the beautiful recluse, Ory by disguising himself and Isolier by unveiling his soul. Which of the two will take the lead?
In 1828 Rossini was a European celebrity acclaimed by the public and singing stars alike. This farcical plot enabled him to rescue from oblivion his score to Le Voyage de Reims thanks to virtuoso recycling. Berlioz and Liszt expressed their admiration for Le Comte Ory as such a combination of troubadour poetry, musical variety and colorful irony shook up conventions and established genres, glorifying French comic genius.
Le Comte Ory has been infrequently performed at the Salle Favart. It returns with a vengeance for the year-end holidays, with the authors of the brilliant 2009 revival of Messager's Fortunio, Louis Langrée and Denis Podalydès.

Music direction, Louis Langrée
Staging, Denis Podalydès
Scenery, Eric Ruf
Costumes, Christian Lacroix
Lights, Stéphanie Daniel
Moves collaboration, Cécile Bon

With Philippe Talbot, Julie Fuchs, Gaëlle Arquez, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Patrick Bolleire, Éve-Maud Hubeaux, Jodie Devos, Laurent Podalydès, Léo Reynaud 

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Orchestre des Champs-Elysées

Music direction Louis Langrée

Staging Denis Podalydès

Scenery Eric Ruf

Costumes Christian Lacroix

Lights Stéphanie Daniel

Moves collaboration Cécile Bon

Music direction assistant Nicolas Kruger

Staging assistants Laurent Delvert and Laurent Podalydès

Scenery assistant Dominique Schmitt

Assistant costumes Jean-Philippe Pons

Vocal coach Bertrand Halary

Choir master Joël Suhubiette

Le Comte Ory Philippe Talbot

La Comtesse Julie Fuchs

Isolier Gaëlle Arquez

Dame Ragonde Éve-Maud Hubeaux

Le Gouverneur Patrick Bolleire

Raimbaud Jean-Sébastien Bou

Alice Jodie Devos

Actors Laurent Podalydès, Léo Reynaud

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Orchestra Orchestre des Champs-Elysées

New production Opéra Comique

Co-production Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Opéra Royal - Château de Versailles Spectacles

Synopsis

At the time of the Crusades, the French lords leave their estates for the Holy Land and women are sometimes left defenseless. Thus, brave Lady Ragonde becomes the keeper of the castle of Formoutiers where the lord’s sister, beautiful Adèle, is drooping. Adventurous and sensuous Count Ory tries to seduce secluded young women with the aid of his debauchery companion Raimbaud.  Disguised as hermits, they gain the confidence of Lady Ragonde who’s looking for a devoted comforter for her mistress.

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ACT I

At the time of the Crusades, while castellans have left for the Holy Land, Lady Ragonde is the sole keeper of the castle of Formoutier, where a beautiful widow, the Countess is languishing. Count Ory, an adventurous and sensual lord, undertakes her gallant conquest with the aid of his companion Raimbaud, both disguised as priests. In the village, Ory hears confession from his page Isolier and the Countess, discovering that they love each other. While Ory’s tutor denounces him to the Countess, the upcoming return of the crusaders is announced. Ory has only a few hours left to sneak into the castle with his knights.

ACT II

Back in the castle, the Countess allows Ragonde to let in pilgrim nuns caught in a storm. Actually, it is Ory and his men in disguise. Under the name Sister Colette, Ory sounds the Countess’s heart. She says she despises the dissolute count. While the knights are feasting, Isolier tells the Countess that the crusaders are about to arrive. He instantly understands who the nuns are. Sister Colette entreats the Countess to receive her in her bedroom for the night. But the woman Ory is wooing in the dark is none other than Isolier, in connivance with the Countess. Unmasked by his page, Ory admits to being defeated and is allowed to escape with his men. It can be assumed that Isolier will be rewarded.

 

Before the show

  • 45 minutes before the show, come in the entrance is free of charge, on the day of the performance

Foyer Favart - Sing the opéra with Christophe Grapperon on the 21, 25 December/ Geneviève Boulestreau on the 19, 23, 27, 29, 31 December.

Salle Bizet - Presentation of the production with historical and musical descriptions (in french) with Agnès Terrier

 

Running time

2h30, including intermission

Doors open Opera in 2 acts150 min End of the event

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