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Hamlet

Ambroise Thomas

December 17 to 29, 2018

135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6 €
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Opera in five acts. Libretto by Michel Carré and Jules Barbier after Shakespeare. Premiered on 9 March 1868 at the Opéra (Salle Le Peletier).

 

 

 

Hamlet refuses to attend the coronation of his uncle Claudius who has married his recently widowed mother the queen. The late King Hamlet already seems to be forgotten in Elsinore, which smarts young Hamlet even more than his being kept away from the throne. The apparition of his late father on the ramparts will precipitate him into a destructive quest for truth.

From the adaptation of Shakespeare’s version by Dumas, Barbier and Carré wrote a romantic and spectacular libretto in which Ophelia shines with a peculiar radiance. With its virtuosic arias, arresting ensembles and vivid orchestra – and the appearance of the saxophone – Ambroise Thomas composed one of the finest scores of the French repertoire.

Louis Langrée is one of the great promoters of Hamlet, Stéphane Degout one of its most resonant incarnations. Sabine Devieilhe makes her debut in the extraordinary role of Ophelia and Cyril Teste stages and puts into perspective this metaphor for the power of drama.

 

Music direction, Louis Langrée • Staging, Cyril Teste • With Stéphane Degout, Sabine Devieilhe, Laurent Alvaro, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Julien Behr, Jérôme Varnier, Kevin Amiel, Yoann Dubruque, Nicolas Legoux • Choir, Les éléments • Orchestre des Champs-Élysées

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3h20 (entracte inclus) - Salle Favart
135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6 €
Spectacle en français, surtitré en français et en anglais 

 

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Cast

Music direction
Louis Langrée
Staging
Cyril Teste
Scenery
Ramy Fischler
Costumes
Isabelle Deffin
Dramaturgy
Leila Adham
Lights
Julien Boizard
Video
Nicolas Doremus
Video
Mehdi Toutain-Lopez
Music direction assistant
Julien Masmondet
Vocal coach
Marine Thoreau La Salle
Vocal coach
Joël Suhubiette
Staging assistant
Céline Gaudier
Scenery assistant
Nina Chalot
Costumes assistant
Marion Duvinage
Dramaturgy assistant
Joséphine Bargas
Dramaturgy assistant
Kilian Francisco
Hamlet
Stéphane Degout
Ophélie
Sabine Devieilhe
Claudius
Laurent Alvaro
Gertrude
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo
Laërte
Julien Behr
Le Spectre
Jérôme Varnier
Marcellus, 2ème Fossoyeur
Kévin Amiel
Horatio, 1er Fossoyeur
Yoann Dubruque
Polonius
Nicolas Legoux

Choir: 

Les éléments

Orchestra: 

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées

 

 

New Production:

Opéra Comique 

Coproduction: 

Collectif MXM, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. Dans le cadre du partenariat Beijing Music Festival / Opéra Comique.

Partnership

La production bénéficie du soutien d’Olivier Théron pour le banquet, agnès b. pour les costumes et Fabien Joly pour les fleurs.

Remerciements à Anaïs Cartier, Coline Dervieux, Johnny Rabines, Victor Figueiras, Olivier Saksik et la Comédie-Française
Vidéo de vague : Heewon Lee pour l’Opéra Comique 
D’après l’édition critique de Hugh Macdonald, Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel – Basel – London – New York – Praha

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