Claudio Monteverdi


Salle Favart

from 4
to 10 June 2021


4 June 2021 8.00 pm

6 June 2021 audiodescription relax 3.00 pm

7 June 2021 8.00 pm

9 June 2021 8.00 pm

10 June 2021 audiodescription 8.00 pm

All dates


01 70 23 01 31 / billetterie@opera-comique.com / 2h30

All audiences


145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €


In order to find Eurydice, who’s disappeared on their wedding day, the singer Orpheus must charm the netherworld with his divine art. His complaints will eventually prompt Pluton to free Eurydice, under certain conditions… By the end of the ordeal, the master of harmony turns out to be a profoundly human infallible figure, inheriting form Monteverdi’ sensitivity.

It is quite exceptional to be able to date the birth of a new art form. However, it is the case with opera: On 24th February 1607, in Mantoue, the creation of L’Orfeo by Striggio and Monteverdi gave birth to a new form of art, where theatre meets music. It combined the recital cantanto’s new expressiveness with various court art forms, with great mastery.

The artwork was both conceived as a synthesis and a prototype. Its success led to other performances, its dissemination and other commissions… Three decades later, Monteverdi presided over the emergence of opera as a economic and cultural phenomenon in Venice. Orfeo’s character addresses this transition.
Following Alcione in 2017, Jordi Savall comes back to the Opéra Comique and goes back to the source with the Concert des Nations. With Marc Mauillon, Pauline Bayle brings this universal inner drama to life.

Musical direction Jordi Savall
Stage direction Pauline Bayle

With Luciana Mancini, Marc Mauillon, Sara Mingardo, Marianne Beate Kielland, Furio Zanasi, Salvo Vitale

Choirr et orchestra Le Concert des Nations

Around the show


Musical direction Jordi Savall

Stage direction Pauline Bayle

Decors Emmanuel Clolus

Costumes Bernadette Villard

Lights Pascal Noël

Musica/Euridice Luciana Mancini

Orfeo Marc Mauillon

Messaggera Sara Mingardo

Speranza/Proserpina Marianne Beate Kielland

Apollo Furio Zanasi

Caronte/Plutone Salvo Vitale

Pastore I /Spirito II Victor Sordo

Ninfa Lise Viricel

Pastore II /Spirito IV Gabriel Diaz

Pastore III /Spirito I /Eco Alessandro Giangrande

Pastore IV/Spirito III Ivan Garcia

Choir et orchestra Le Concert des Nations

Production Opéra Comique

Coproduction Opéra Royal - Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opéra Grand Avignon

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