De 6€ à 138€

Ercole Amante

Francesco Cavalli

November 04 to 12, 2019

De 6€ à 138€ Price
Le spectacle est diffusé sur Arte Concert le 12 novembre, pendant 6 mois et le 30 novembre 2019 à 20h sur France Musique
Ercole Amante
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Opera in a prologue and five acts to a libretto by Francesco Buti
Premiered in Paris (Tuileries) in 1662

 

Hercules loves young Iole but is married to Dejanira. Besides, Iole is also loved by their son Hyllus. Venus, who favors love, or Juno, who protects fidelity, who will win?

Hercules in love or love allied to seduction. No more flattering a subject could have been chosen to celebrate the wedding of young Louis XIV and the Infanta of Spain. Mazarin mobilized the best Italian artists for this opera in order to spread the image of an irresistible monarchy. Opera was still an Italian art form and prolific Cavalli was its best representative since Monteverdi’s death.

The work mingles bigwigs with mythology, emotions with natural and cosmic phenomena. The result, a court ballet, a machine piece and an opera, is perfectly sumptuous and baroque. Sung in Italian, Ercole amante was hardly understood at the time, and yet it was to inspire a young ballet master named Lully.

The beauty of this rare piece is displayed by Raphaël Pichon and an ideal cast. Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq give the Baroque the freshness and fantasy that made the success of their Domino noir in 2018.

Production in Italian with French supertitles

Ercole Amante novembre 2019 - DR Stefan Brion

Ercole Amante - DR Stefan Brion 

Ercole Amante novembre 2019 - DR Stefan Brion

Ercole Amante - DR Stefan Brion 

Ercole Amante novembre 2019 - DR Stefan Brion

Ercole Amante - DR Stefan Brion 

Music direction, Raphaël Pichon • Staging, Valérie Lesort et Christian Hecq • With  Nahuel di Pierro, Anna Bonitatibus, Giuseppina Bridelli, Francesca Aspromonte, Krystian Adam, Eugénie Lefebvre, Giulia Semenzato, Luca Tittoto, Ray Chenez, Dominique Visse • Choir and orchestra, Pygmalion

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3h30 (entracte inclus) - Salle Favart

138, 122, 97, 75, 50, 34, 16, 6 €

Spectacle en italien, surtitré en français et en anglais

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

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.

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Distribution

Raphaël Pichon
Music direction
Raphaël Pichon
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Valérie Lesort © Gulliver Hecq
Staging
Valérie Lesort
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Christian Hecq © Comédie Française
Staging
Christian Hecq
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Scenery
Laurent Peduzzi
Vanessa Sannino
Costumes
Vanessa Sannino
Christian Pinaud
Lights
Christian Pinaud
Moves collaboration
Rémi Boissy
Carole Allemand
Puppets realisation
Carole Allemand
Puppets realisation
Sophie Coeffic
Valérie Lesort © Gulliver Hecq
Puppets realisation
Valérie Lesort
Staging assistant
Olivier Podesta
Scenography assistant
Maïté Vauclin
Costumes assistant
Peggy Sturm
Vocal coach
Pierre Gallon
Membre de Pygmalion
Ercole
Nahuel di Pierro
Giunone
Anna Bonitatibus
Dejanira
Giuseppina Bridelli
Jole
Francesca Aspromonte
Hyllo
Krystian Adam
 Eugénie Lefebvre
Pasithea Clerica, Terza Grazia, Secondo Pianeta
Eugénie Lefebvre
Venere, Bellezza, Cinthia (prologo)
Giulia Semenzato
Nettuno, Eutyro
Luca Tittoto
Il Paggio
Ray Chenez
Licco
Dominique Visse

Prima Grazia Marie Planinsek
Seconda Grazia, Primo Pianeta Perrine Devillers
Terzo Pianeta Corinne Bahuaud
Prima Aura Olivier Coiffet
Seconda Aura, un Sacrificatore Renaud Brès
Ruscello, Busiride, un Sacrificatore Nicolas Brooymans
Un Sacrificatore Constantin Goubet
Membres de Pygmalion

Dancers: Anna Beghelli, Rémi Boissy, Leslie Dzierla, Mikaël Fau, Florence Peyrard

Ensemble Pygmalion
Choir and orchestra
Ensemble Pygmalion
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New production
Opéra Comique

Co-production
Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opéra National de Bordeaux

We thank Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, Collaboration scientifique de Barbara Nestola, CNRS-CESR/CMBV

Compositions et orchestration Miguel Henry & Raphaël Pichon © Edition Nicolas Sceaux - Pygmalion - Tous droits réservés

Before the show

Meet the artists, Tuesday 15 October at 7 pm
Presentation of the production 45 minutes prior to the performance :

- Keys to the production, salle Bizet
- Sing Ercole amante, Foyer Favart

Partnership

France Musique
Logo de France Musique
Arte
Transfuge
France Télévisions

Behind the scene

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« C'est le foisonnement de cette partition qui me fascine. » Ercole Amante, du 4 au 12 novembre. Opéra de Francesco Cavalli. Hercule amoureux ou la force alliée à la séduction. Valérie Lesort et Christian Hecq s’emparent de l’oeuvre créée pour Louis XIV, avec la fraîcheur et la fantaisie qui ont fait le succès de leur Domino noir en 2018. Direction musicale, Raphaël Pichon Mise en scène, Valérie Lesort et Christian Hecq Avec Nahuel di Pierro, Anna Bonitatibus, Giuseppina Bridelli, Francesca Aspromonte, Krystian Adam, Eugénie Lefebvre, Giulia Semenzato, Luca Tittoto, Ray Chenez, Dominique Visse Choeur et Orchestre, Pygmalion

« Pour nous la mythologie c'est du pain béni car ça développe un imaginaire infini... » Ercole Amante, du 4 au 12 novembre. Opéra de Francesco Cavalli. Hercule amoureux ou la force alliée à la séduction. Valérie Lesort et Christian Hecq s’emparent de l’oeuvre créée pour Louis XIV, avec la fraîcheur et la fantaisie qui ont fait le succès de leur Domino noir en 2018. Direction musicale, Raphaël Pichon Mise en scène, Valérie Lesort et Christian Hecq Avec Nahuel di Pierro, Anna Bonitatibus, Giuseppina Bridelli, Francesca Aspromonte, Krystian Adam, Eugénie Lefebvre, Giulia Semenzato, Luca Tittoto, Ray Chenez, Dominique Visse Choeur et Orchestre, Pygmalion

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