145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6€

Armide

Christoph Willibald Gluck

November 05 to 15, 2022

145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6€
Illustration Armide - Julia Lamoureux

© Julia Lamoureux

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When Syria was a land of crusades and myths, the Queen Armide did not only abduct christian knights but captivated them by her charms. As Renaud, the bravest one, undertakes the liberation of his comrades, the unconquerable witch unexpectedly falls in love with him. This unholy passion proves to be devastating…

Inspired by Tasso, Lully’s Armide had been illustrating the climax of French opera since 1686. Writing a new score from Quinet’s libretto, 91 years later, was a challenge. But as he settled in Paris, Gluck pushed his conception of scenic truth, musical expression and tragedy effectiveness forward thanks to Queen Marie-Antoinette, who witnessed the triumph of her protégé.

Lilo Baur, stage director, and Christophe Rousset, musical director, enliven the battles, the enchantments and giddy passions overwhelming one of the greatest heroines of the repertoire, embodied by Véronique Gens, for her first leading role at the Opéra Comique.

Heroic drama in five acts. Libretto by Philippe Quinault. Created at the Académie royale de musique (Opéra) in 1777

Musical direction Christophe Rousset • Stage direction Lilo Baur • With Véronique Gens, Ian Bostridge, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Anaïk Morel, Philippe Estèphe, Enguerrand de Hys, Florie Valiquette, Apolline Rai-Westphal • Choir Les éléments • Orchestra Les Talens lyriques

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2h40 including intermission
145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €
Performing in French, French and English subtitles

Emplacements

16 seats are dedicated to people with reduced mobility, on reservation at the box office or by phone. Access to the lift is located 5 rue Favart
+33 1 70 23 01 44 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

16 seats are dedicated to people with reduced mobility, on reservation at the box office or by phone. Access to the lift is located 5 rue Favart
+33 1 70 23 01 44 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

Sourds ou malentendants

Headsets and magnetic loops are available at the ticket inspection desk, on deposit of your ID. Material in Braille and large prints is available free of charge, on site.

Headsets and magnetic loops are available at the ticket inspection desk, on deposit of your ID. Material in Braille and large prints is available free of charge, on site.

Séances relax Relax sessions

Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

À partir de 10 ans

Before the show

Keys to the show

With Agnès Terrier | Salle Bizet
Free 45 min. before the performance

Sing some tunes

Foyer Favart
Free 45 min. before the performance

Accessibility

Relax sessions
One Relax session is available on 13 November 2022
RELAX sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

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Cast

Christophe Rousset © Eric Larrayadieu
Musical direction
Christophe Rousset
Lilo Baur
Stage direction
Lilo Baur
Bruno de Lavenère © Alain Kaiser
Decors
Bruno de Lavenère
Alain Blanchot © Simon Larvaron
Costumes
Alain Blanchot
Laurent Castaingt
Lights
Laurent Castaingt
Staging assistant
Céline Gaudier
Vocal coach
Brigitte Clair
Véronique Gens © Franck Juery
Armide
Véronique Gens
Ian Bostridge © Kalpesh Lathigra
Renaud
Ian Bostridge
Edwin Crossley-Mercer © Julien Benhamou
Hidraot
Edwin Crossley-Mercer
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Anaïk Morel © Ruth Kappus
La Haine
Anaïk Morel
Philippe Estephe © Romane Bégon
Aronte / Ubalde
Philippe Estèphe
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Artémidore / Le Chevalier danois
Enguerrand de Hys
Florie Valiquette © François Berthier
Sidonie, Mélisse, Bergère
Florie Valiquette
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Apolline Raï-Westphal DR
Phénice, Lucinde, Plaisir, Naïade
Apolline Rai-Westphal

Dancers

Fabien Almakiewicz, Nicolas Diguet et Mai Ishiwata

Les éléments
Choir
Les éléments
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Talens Lyriques © Eric Larrayadieu
Orchestra
Les Talens Lyriques

Production
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With the support of

Mrs. Aline Foriel-Destezet, Major Patron of the Opéra Comique

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