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Lully : Armide

Summary

Opera in staged version
Accueil Lully : Armide 2023

Cast

Stéphanie d’Oustrac Armide

Cyril Auvity Renaud

Tomislav Lavoie Hidraot

Marie Perbost Sagesse, Phénice, Mélisse

Eva Zaïcik Gloire, Sidonie, Lucinde

Timothée Varon Artémidore, Hate

David Tricou Danish Knight, Fortunate Lover

Virgile Ancely Aronte, Ubald

Anouk Defontenay (from chorus) Heroic shepherdess, Naiad

Jeanne Lefort (from chorus) Shepherdess

Bruno Benne, Polonie Blanchard, Alix Coudray, Océane Delbrel, Laure Desplan, Catarina Pernao et Anaïs Vignon Dansers

Compagnie Beaux-Champs

Chœur de l’Opéra de Dijon

Le Poème Harmonique

Vincent Dumestre Conductor

Dominique Pitoiset Stage direction and set design assisted by Eléonore Nossent

Christophe Pitoiset Lighting and set design collaboration

Nadia Fabrizio Costumes assisted by Camille Pénager

Bruno Benne Choreography

Marion Bidaud Makeup and wigs

Emmanuelle Vié le Sage Video

Anass Ismat Choir director

 

Presentation

Lully’s Armide holds a distinctive place among the most significant compositions in the history of opera. It was Lully and Quinault’s last lyrical tragedy: undoubtedly Quinault’s strongest dramatic achievement, and the culmination of the project of a tragedy in music carried by Lully, who died the year after its creation. Never has language appeared so beautiful and tragic in Lully’s music, and the drama of the Christian knight falling in love with a Muslim magician who renounces killing him created such strong emotions that it held the stage for a century! For this new production, Armide is interpreted by the outstanding Stéphanie d’Oustrac, and Vincent Dumestre conducts Lully’s last masterpiece with passion.

Programme

Tragedy in music in a prologue and five acts to a libretto by Philippe Quinault after Torquato Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered, first performed at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris in 1686.

 

New production

 

Performed in French with French and English surtitles

 

First part: 1h15

Intermission

Second part: 1h15

The Royal Opera of the Château de Versailles

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