Et in arcadia ego

On music by Jean-Philippe Rameau


Salle Favart

from 1
to 11 February 2018


1 February 2018 8.00 pm

3 February 2018 8.00 pm

5 February 2018 8.00 pm

7 February 2018 8.00 pm

9 February 2018 8.00 pm

11 February 2018 5.00 pm

All dates


0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)


135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6€

Operatic composition on works by Rameau. Libretto by Eric Reinhardt.

Recognizing oneself in the frozen images of childhood, apprehending the social kaleidoscope of the adult world, questioning the dizziness of old age. And embarking on this inner and sensory journey guided by the sensitive art of Jean-Philippe Rameau.

The season’s opening production is a ballet-opera of a new kind. Against the backdrop of Rameau’s most beautiful vocal, choral and choreographic pieces, served by fine interpreters of the Baroque repertoire (Les Talens Lyriques, Lea Desandre, Les Eléments), a new and contemporary dramaturgy depicts the human condition through the major stages of life.

Phia Ménard, Christophe Rousset and Eric Reinhardt composed and wrote a production whose poetic and visual power will renew our listening to Rameau. Following to the letter a remark from the composer – “It’s enough that one hears my music, words are nothing in an opera” – they rejuvenate these glorious pages.


Music direction, Christophe Rousset
Staging, Phia Ménard
Dramaturgy, Éric Reinhardt

Mezzo-soprano, Lea Desandre
Choir, Les éléments
Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques


Music direction Christophe Rousset

Staging Phia Ménard

Dramatury Éric Reinhardt

Scenery Phia Ménard, Eric Soyer

Costumes and textiles Fabrice Illia Leroy

Lights Éric Soyer

Staging assistant Laïs Foulc

Artistic collaborator Jean-Luc Beaujault

Choir master Joël Suhubiette

Maître Glacier Rodolphe Thibaud

Construction scenery Philippe Ragot

Staging manipulators Mohamed Elarsi, Adèle Ogier, Cécile Briand, Fabrice Ilia Leroy, Rodolphe Thibaud

Marguerite Lea Desandre

Choir Les éléments

Orchestra Les Talens Lyriques

New production Opéra Comique

Co-production Théâtre de Caen, Compagnie Non Nova

Around the show

  • Sing Rameau in vaudeville with Christophe Grapperon, Geneviève Boulestreau or Jeanne Dambreville, 45 minutes before the performance and listen to the introduction of the show by our playwright Agnès Terrier . The entrance is free of charge, on the day of the performance


  • Meet the artists of the production Phia Ménard, Christophe Rousset and Eric Reinhardt after each performance in Bizet Room. 

Running time

1h30, without intermission

Doors open Operatic and choreographic creation 90 min End of the event

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