Armide 2023
165, 135, 110, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 € Price

Armide

Jean-Baptiste Lully

June 17 to 25, 2024

165, 135, 110, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 € Price
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Sessions

People with reduced mobility - 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

People with reduced mobility - 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

Audio description (EN) - Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand. More info on this page
People with reduced mobility - 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
Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing - 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.

Audio description (EN) - Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand. More info on this page
People with reduced mobility - 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
Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing - 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.
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

People with reduced mobility - 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

After having staged Gluck’s preclassical Armide in 2022, the Opéra‑Comique invites Christophe Rousset and Lilo Baur to return to the source in the same decor by Bruno de Lavenère.

When Syria was a land of crusades and myths, the Queen Armide captivated her audiences more than she captured Christian knights: her charms were sovereigns. However, when the brave Renaud sets out to free his companions, the unconquerable sorceress falls in love with him. Her unholy love proves to be quite destructive…

Written on a subject chosen by Louis XIV, Quinault’s libretto was the inspiration for Lully’s most beautiful opus of their collaboration. It was also the last, since both of them died soon after. Popular under the name of “ladies’ opera”, Armide was the very first French opera to be performed in Italy. It went on to becoming a model of the genre for Europeans of the Enlightenment.

Musical Tragedy in five acts and one prologue. Libretto by Philippe Quinault based on La Jérusalem délivrée by Le Tasse. Created at the académie Royale De Musique on 15th February 1686.

Editions Nicolas Sceaux 

Musical direction Christophe Rousset • Stage direction Lilo Baur • With Ambroisine Bré, Cyrille Dubois, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Anas Séguin, Lysandre Châlon, Enguerrand de Hys, Florie Valiquette, Apolline Raï-Westphal • Orchestra Les Talens Lyriques • Choir Les éléments

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Estimated duration : 3h, including intermission - Salle Favart
165, 135, 110, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €

Show performed in French with French and English surtitles

The doors of the opera-house open 45 minutes before the performance.

Audio description

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
More info on this page

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
More info on this page

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.

Aged 10 and older

Les pléiades

Around the show
As you will discover, each lyrical production will be supported by “Pleiades” extending and enriching its content in accessible, offbeat, prospective or intimate formats.

Before the show

To discover

45 minutes before the performance : The keys to the show with the dramaturge of the Opéra Comique.

Salle Bizet | Free

To relax

The intermission bar offers drinks and light refreshments as soon as the theatre doors open.

Accessibility

Relax session | Sunday 23 June at 3 pm
Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show. 

 

Audiodescription (In French) | Friday 21 June at 8 pm and Sunday 23 June at 3 pm
This opera is available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.

Distribution

Christophe Rousset © Eric Larrayadieu
Musical direction
Christophe Rousset
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Lilo Baur
Stage direction
Lilo Baur
Choreography
Claudia de Serpa Soares
Bruno de Lavenère © Alain Kaiser
Decor
Bruno de Lavenère
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Alain Blanchot © Simon Larvaron
Costumes
Alain Blanchot
Laurent Castaingt
Lights
Laurent Castaingt
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Stage assist
Robin Ormond
Biographie Sophie Planté
Stage assist / observer*
Sophie Planté
Biographie Korneel Bernolet
Musical assistant
Korneel Bernolet
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Choirmaster
Joël Suhubiette
Biographie Iris Thion-Poncet
Choirmaster assistant*
Iris Thion-Poncet
Biographie Marie Van Rhijn
Vocal conductor
Marie van Rhijn
Armide
Ambroisine Bré
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Cyrille Dubois
Renaud
Cyrille Dubois
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Edwin Crossley-Mercer © Julien Benhamou
Hidraot
Edwin Crossley-Mercer
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Biographie Anas-Seguin
La Haine
Anas Séguin
Biographie Lysandre Châlon
Aronte / Ubalde
Lysandre Châlon
Artémidore / The danish knight
Enguerrand de Hys
Florie Valiquette © François Berthier
Gloire / Sidonie / Lucinde
Florie Valiquette
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Apolline Raï-Westphal DR
Wisdom / Phénice / Mélisse
Apolline Raï-Westphal
Biographie Abel Zamora
The Fortunate Lover*
Abel Zamora*
Dancers
Fabien Almakiewicz, Nicolas Diguet, Rafael Pardillo, Mai Ishiwata, Giota Kallimani, Emilio Urbano
Talens Lyriques © Eric Larrayadieu
Orchestra
Les Talens Lyriques
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Les éléments
Choir
Les éléments
Production
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*Artist of the Académie de l’Opéra-Comique

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