Hippolyte et Aricie

Jean-Philippe Rameau

#HippolyteetAricie

Salle Favart

from 12
to 22 November 2020

Dates

12 November 2020 8.00 pm

14 November 2020 8.00 pm

16 November 2020 8.00 pm

18 November 2020 8.00 pm

20 November 2020 8.00 pm

22 November 2020 relaxe 3.00 pm

All dates

Information

+33 (0)1 70 23 01 31 / Estimated duration: 2h30

All audiences

Price

145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €

Book

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, Nahuel di Pierro, Eugénie Lefebvre, Chasseresse, Lea Desandre, Edwin Fardini, Constantin Goubet, Olivier Coiffet, Virgile Ancely

Choir and orchestra, Pygmalion

Before the show

Cast

Musical direction Raphaël Pichon

Stage direction Jeanne Candel

Decor Lisa Navarro

Costumes Pauline Kieffer

Dramaturgy and cast direction Lionel Gonzales

Hippolyte Reinoud van Mechelen

Aricie Elsa Benoit

Phaedra Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo

Theseus Stéphane Degout

Œnone Séraphine Cotrez

Neptune/Pluto Nahuel di Pierro

Diana Eugénie Lefebvre

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

Tisiphone Edwin Fardini

1re Parque Constantin Goubet*

2e Parque Olivier Coiffet*

3e Parque Virgile Ancely*

Mercure Guillaume Gutierrez*

Arcas Martial Pauliat*

Choir and orchestra Pygmalion

Production Opéra Comique

*artists from Choir Pygmalion

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