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Orphée et Eurydice

Christoph Willibald Gluck

October 12 to 24, 2018

135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6 €
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Opera in four acts. French libretto by Pierre-Louis Moline. Version reworked by Hector Berlioz. Premiered on 19 November 1859 at the Théâtre-Lyrique.

Amour, the messenger of the gods, tells Orpheus that he may descend to the underworld and return with Eurydice. His singing has the power to appease the Furies and animate the blessed Shadows. Yet, his voice cannot reassure Eurydice who despairs of the feigned indifference of Orpheus, put to the test by Jupiter.

Orphée et Eurydice shook up Europe of Enlightenment. Berlioz, a worshipper of Gluck, achieved a synthesis of the Italian and original French versions for Pauline Viardot whose voice could revive the vanished art of castrati for the romantic public. The beauty of the work owes as much to the intensity of the exchanges as to the power of the orchestra and the spectacular implication of the choir.

Raphaël Pichon conducts the opera of operas and Aurélien Bory displays the giddiness of the mental and supernatural spaces traveled by Orpheus and beyond. Marianne Crebassa plays a new breeches role with Hélène Guilmette (Hélène in Le Timbre d’argent) and Lea Desandre (the title role in Alcione).

 

Music direction, Raphaël Pichon • Staging and scenery, Aurélien Bory • With Marianne Crebassa, Hélène Guilmette, Lea Desandre • Choir and orchestra, Ensemble Pygmalion

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1h40 (sans entracte) - Salle Favart
135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6 €

 

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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

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Cast

Raphaël Pichon
Music direction
Raphaël Pichon
Staging and scenery
Aurélien Bory
Dramaturgy
Taïcyr Fadel
Scenery
Pierre Dequivre
Costumes
Manuela Agnesini
Lights
Arno Veyrat
Costumes assistant
Claire Schwartz
Vocal coach
Alain Muller
Orphée
Marianne Crebassa
Biographie Helene Guilmette © Luc Robitaille
Eurydice
Hélène Guilmette
Lea Desandre
Amour
Lea Desandre

Dancers / Circassians:

Claire Carpentier, Elodie Chan, Yannis François, Tommy Entresangle, Margherita Mischitelli, Charlotte Siepiora

 

 

Choir and orchestra: 

Ensemble Pygmalion

 

 

New production: 

Opéra Comique

Coproduction: 

Opéra de Lausanne, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Théâtre de Caen, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. Dans le cadre du partenariat Beijing Music Festival / Opéra Comique

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