Hippolyte et Aricie

Jean-Philippe Rameau

#HippolyteetAricie

The show is broadcast online

14 November 2020

Dates

11 November 2020 3.00 pm

14 November 2020 3.00 pm

14 November 2020 8.00 pm

15 November 2020 3.00 pm

18 November 2020 3.00 pm

21 November 2020 3.00 pm

All dates

Information

+33 (0)1 70 23 01 31 / Estimated duration: 3h

The show will be broadcast

on Arte Concert and France Musique on November 14 at 8 pm

All audiences

Hippolyte et Aricie will be broadcast in direct on Arte Concert & France Musique on Saturday 14th November at 8pm. Don't miss it!

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Rameau adjusted his work of art each time it was played. Here, it is the 1757s version, without prologue, that Raphaël Pichon directs at the head of the Pygmalion group, whose orchestra happens to play period instruments. Jeanne Candel, who always commits at making music a theatre play , couldn’t help but connect with the visionary Rameau.

Presentation

The prince Hippolyte loves Aricie, a beautiful prisoner devoted to Diana’s cult. As King Theseus’ disappeared in Hell, Hippolyte asks his mother in law, Queen Phaedra, for help. Little does he know that Phaedra secretly loves him and wants to offer him her hand and throne in marriage. And who could imagine that Theseus would come back from Pluto’s kingdom?

On 1st October 1733 was created a lyrical tragedy of such extraordinary intensity it changed the course of French music. Hippolyte and Aricie was based on Euricide and Racine’s work. Rameau, organist and little-known theorist in his fifties, thus produced his first opera. He was from then on going to rule the music scene with his descriptive orchestra and inventive harmony, both always at the service of drama.

Rameau adjusted his work of art each time it was played. Here, it is the 1757s version, without prologue, that Raphaël Pichon directs at the head of the Pygmalion group, whose orchestra happens to play period instruments. Jeanne Candel, who always commits at making music a theatre play , couldn’t help but connect with the visionary Rameau.

Lyrical tragedy in five acts, Libretto by the Abbé Pellegrin. Third version created at the Académie Royale de Musique in 1757.

Show sang in french, with french and english subtitles

Musical direction, Raphaël Pichon
Stage direction, Jeanne Candel

With Reinoud van Mechelen, Elsa Benoit, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Stéphane Degout, Séraphine Cotrez, Arnaud Richard, Eugénie Lefebvre, Chasseresse, Lea Desandre, Edwin Fardini, Constantin Goubet, Olivier Coiffet, Virgile Ancely, Guillaume Gutierrez, Victor Gkoritsas, Yves-Noël Genod, Iliana Belkhadra et Leena Zinsou Bode-Smith.

Choir and orchestra, Pygmalion

Cast

Musical direction Raphaël Pichon

Stage direction Jeanne Candel

Dramaturgy and cast direction Lionel Gonzalez

Decor Lisa Navarro

Costumes Pauline Kieffer

Lights César Godefroy

Moves collaboration Yannick Bosc

Stage assistant Valérie Nègre

Décor assistant Margaux Nessi

Costumes assistant Nathalie Saulnier

Hippolyte Reinoud van Mechelen

Aricie Elsa Benoit

Phaedra Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo

Theseus Stéphane Degout

Œnone Séraphine Cotrez

Neptune/Pluto Arnaud Richard

Diana Eugénie Lefebvre

Diana’s Priestess, Huntress, Seawoman, Shepherdess Lea Desandre

Tisiphone Edwin Fardini

1re Parque Constantin Goubet*

2e Parque Arcas Martial Pauliat*​

3e Parque Virgile Ancely*

Mercure Guillaume Gutierrez*

Pirithoüs Victor Gkoritsas

Prologue, Cerf Yves-Noël Genod

Cupidon Iliana Belkhadra et Leena Zinsou Bode-Smith (The Maitrise Populaire of the Opéra Comique)

Choir and orchestra Pygmalion

Production Opéra Comique

Coproduction Opéra Royal – Château de Versailles Spectacles

*artists from Choir Pygmalion

Avec le soutien

Cette production est soutenue par Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, Grande Donatrice de l’Opéra Comique

In partnership with

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