Les Fêtes Vénitiennes - Opéra Comique (2015) - Les Fêtes Vénitiennes - Opéra Comique (2015)

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  • Production title :Les Fêtes Vénitiennes - Opéra Comique (2015)
  • Creation date :2015
  • Work - Composer :Les Fêtes Vénitiennes - André Campra
  • Opera house :L'Opéra Comique

Description

New production

When the noble and pompous Paris Opera decided to renew itself in the Age of Enlightenment, it adopted comedy. Comedy, that is to say intrigue, chivalry, the diversity of tone and the modernity of language: all that which made a work livelier for its contemporaries.

Dance, which had always been part of French operas, rose to prominence. Opéra-ballet emerged, magnificent and pleasing to the eye, and won audiences with its succession of entrées: autonomous and indefinitely combinable plots.

The dazzling and lasting success of Les Fêtes vénitiennes was instrumental in the advent of this new form of entertainment. André Campra, who prevailed over French music since Lully’s death, displayed all his art in these gallant and witty intrigues against a background of unbridled carnival. William Christie and Robert Carsen are reunited after their 2014 Platée so as to revive the splendor of opéra-ballet.

More information is available on the operahouse's official website.

Schedule

January 26, 2015 20:00:00

January 27, 2015 20:00:00

January 29, 2015 20:00:00

January 30, 2015 20:00:00

February 01, 2015 20:00:00

February 02, 2015 20:00:00

Casting

Robert Carsen

William Christie

Emmanuelle De Negri

Elodie Fonnard

Emilie Renard

Rachel Redmond

Cyril Auvity

Reinoud Van Mechelen

Marc Mauillon

François Lis

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Soprano

Soprano

Soprano

Soprano

Haute contre

Haute contre

Basse

Basse

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