Il viaggio a Reims - Opernhaus Zürich (2015-2016) - Il viaggio a Reims - Opernhaus Zürich (2015-2016)


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New production

For once, the Hôtel du Lys-d’Or spa in the French provinces is hosting personalities from all over Europe. All have the same destination: Reims, in order to attend the coronation of Charles X. However, all means of transport, in other words the horses, have suddenly been hired. And so one accepts one’s fate, stays on – and for the time being celebrates oneself. The party includes Corinna (a famous Roman improvisation artist), the Marchesa Melibea (a Polish native and the widow of an Italian general who died on their wedding day during an enemy attack), the Contessa di Folleville (who suffers the cruellest fate in an opera imaginable – her luggage has disappeared), Madama Cortese (the yodelling owner of the hotel), Cavalier Belfiore (dauntless French philanderer), the Russian General Conte di Libenskof (jealously in love with the Marchesa Melibea), Don Profondo (collector of antiquities and member of several academies), and Barone di Trombonok (a musical fanatic and manager of the travel funds) –
in other words, figures whom director Christoph Marthaler himself could have dreamed up.
However, they in fact come from Gioachino Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims. His last opera written in Italian, premièred on the occasion of the coronation of Charles X in 1825, marked the beginning of his career in Paris. Despite its great success, Rossini soon withdrew the work. Only thirty years ago was this gem of opera buffa, which requires no fewer than 13 vocal stars, brought back to life in Pesaro. Our cast of singers, ranging from Julie Fuchs to Rosa Feola and Javier Camarena, echoes the royal occasion, with the only 30-year-old shooting star Daniele Rustioni at the rostrum.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.


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Christoph Marthaler

Daniele Rustioni

Rosa Feola

Anna Goryachova

Julie Fuchs

Serena Farnocchia

Edgardo Rocha

Javier Camarena

Nahuel Di Pierro

Scott Conner

Yuriy Tsiple

Pavol Kuban

Roberto Lorenzi

Spencer Lang

Liliana Nikiteanu

Rebeca Olvera

Estelle Poscio

Iain Milne

Ildo Song

Pavel Petrov

Work's characters list




La Marchesa Melibea

La Contessa di Folleville

Madama Cortese

Il Cavaliere Belfiore

Il Conte di Libenskof

Lord Sidney

Don Profondo

Il Barone di Trombonok

Don Alvaro

Don Prudenzio

Don Luigino