to 29 December 2018
17 December 2018 8.00 pm
19 December 2018 8.00 pm
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23 December 2018 3.00 pm
27 December 2018 8.00 pm
29 December 2018 8.00 pm
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Opera in five acts. Libretto by Michel Carré and Jules Barbier after Shakespeare. Premiered on 9 March 1868 at the Opéra (Salle Le Peletier).
Hamlet refuses to attend the coronation of his uncle Claudius who has married his recently widowed mother the queen. The late King Hamlet already seems to be forgotten in Elsinore, which smarts young Hamlet even more than his being kept away from the throne. The apparition of his late father on the ramparts will precipitate him into a destructive quest for truth.
From the adaptation of Shakespeare’s version by Dumas, Barbier and Carré wrote a romantic and spectacular libretto in which Ophelia shines with a peculiar radiance. With its virtuosic arias, arresting ensembles and vivid orchestra – and the appearance of the saxophone – Ambroise Thomas composed one of the finest scores of the French repertoire.
Louis Langrée is one of the great promoters of Hamlet, Stéphane Degout one of its most resonant incarnations. Sabine Devieilhe makes her debut in the extraordinary role of Ophelia and Cyril Teste stages and puts into perspective this metaphor for the power of drama.
Music direction, Louis Langrée
Staging, Cyril Teste
With Stéphane Degout, Sabine Devieilhe, Laurent Alvaro, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Julien Behr, Jérôme Varnier, Kevin Amiel, Yoann Dubruque, Nicolas Legoux
Choir, Les éléments
Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Music direction Louis Langrée
Staging Cyril Teste
Scenery Ramy Fischler
Costumes Isabelle Deffin
Lights Julien Boizard
Video Mehdi Toutain-Lopez, Nicolas Dorémus
Hamlet Stéphane Degout
Ophelia Sabine Devieilhe
Claudius Laurent Alvaro
Gertrude Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo
Laertes Julien Behr
The ghost Jérôme Varnier
Marcellus, second gravedigger Kevin Amiel
Horatio, first gravedigger Yoann Dubruque
Polonius Nicolas Legoux
Choir Les éléments
Orchestra Orchestre des Champs-Elysées
New Production Opéra Comique
Co-production Beijing Music Festival, MXM Collectif
Before the show
- Presentation of the production 45 minutes before the performance.
- Sing Hamlet 45 minutes before the performance.
- Meet the artists of the production on Tuesday 18 December at 7 pm
3 hours 20 minutes, including intermission
Doors open Opera200 min End of the event