Hamlet

Ambroise Thomas

#Hamlet

Salle Favart

from 16
to 29 December 2018

Dates

17 December 2018 8.00 pm

19 December 2018 8.00 pm

21 December 2018 8.00 pm

23 December 2018 3.00 pm

27 December 2018 8.00 pm

29 December 2018 8.00 pm

All dates

Information

0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)

Price

135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6 €

Book

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

Cast

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

Running time

3 hours 20 minutes, including intermission

Doors open Opera200 min End of the event

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