Orphée et Eurydice
to 24 October 2018
12 October 2018 8.00 pm
14 October 2018 3.00 pm
16 October 2018 8.00 pm
18 October 2018 8.00 pm
20 October 2018 8.00 pm
22 October 2018 8.00 pm
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Opera in four acts. French libretto by Pierre-Louis Moline. Version reworked by Hector Berlioz. Premiered on 19 November 1859 at the Théâtre-Lyrique.
Amour, the messenger of the gods, tells Orpheus that he may descend to the underworld and return with Eurydice. His singing has the power to appease the Furies and animate the blessed Shadows. Yet, his voice cannot reassure Eurydice who despairs of the feigned indifference of Orpheus, put to the test by Jupiter.
Orphée et Eurydice shook up Europe of Enlightenment. Berlioz, a worshipper of Gluck, achieved a synthesis of the Italian and original French versions for Pauline Viardot whose voice could revive the vanished art of castrati for the romantic public. The beauty of the work owes as much to the intensity of the exchanges as to the power of the orchestra and the spectacular implication of the choir.
Raphaël Pichon conducts the opera of operas and Aurélien Bory displays the giddiness of the mental and supernatural spaces traveled by Orpheus and beyond. Marianne Crebassa plays a new breeches role with Hélène Guilmette (Hélène in Le Timbre d’argent) and Lea Desandre (the title role in Alcione).
Music direction, Raphaël Pichon
Staging and scenery, Aurélien Bory
With Marianne Crebassa, Hélène Guilmette, Lea Desandre
Choir and orchestra, Ensemble Pygmalion
Music direction Raphaël Pichon
Staging and scenery Aurélien Bory
Scenery Pierre Dequivre
Costumes Manuela Agnesini
Lights Arno Veyrat
Orphée Marianne Crebassa
Eurydice Hélène Gilmette
Amour Lea Desandre
Choir and orchestra Ensemble Pygmalion
New production Opéra Comique
Co-production Opéra de Lausanne, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Théâtre de Caen, National Theatre Zagreb
Before the show
- Presentation of the production 45 minutes before the performance.
- Sing Orphée et Eurydice 45 minutes before the performance.
- Meet the artists of the production on Monday 15 October at 7 pm.
2 hours 10 minutes, including intermission
Doors open Opera130 min End of the event