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Rameau : Platée

Summary

Opera in concert version
  • Saturday April 27th 2024
  • Royal Opera
  • 7pm | 3h with intermission
Accueil RAMEAU : PLATEE

Cast

  • Opera-ballet bouffon in a prologue and three acts by Jean-Philippe Rameau to a libretto by Adrien-Joseph Le Valois, premièred at the Grand Manège de Versailles in 1745.
  • Mathias Vidal Platée
  • Marie Lys Thalia The Madness
  • Zachary Wilder Thespis, Mercury
  • Alexandre Duhamel Jupiter
  • Juliette Mey Juno
  • David Witczak Cytheron, a Satyr
  • Cécile Achille Cupid, Clarine
  • Cyril Costanzo Momus
  • La Chapelle Harmonique Choir and orchestra
  • Valentin Tournet Conductor
  • Concert in French with French and English surtitles.

Presentation

In a prologue that sets the scene for the action, Thespis, Momus and Thalie announce the subject of the piece: a comedy mocking the folly of men and recounting the trap set by Jupiter to cure Juno of her jealousy. The trap: to make the frog Platée believe that Jupiter is in love with her. Jupiter’s highly official declaration of love for Platée is delivered by Mercury, the faithful and reasonable messenger of the gods. When the god appears before Platée – first in the form of a donkey, then an owl – the nymph calls on the birds of her marshes, who cause Jupiter to flee. Luckily, the handsome god quickly returned and declares his love for poor Platée, saying he even intends to marry her. However, amid preparations for the wedding, Juno, in a fit of jealousy, interrupts the proceedings and insists that Jupiter return with her to the heavens. The humiliated Platée realises the trick that has been played on her. She returns to her marshes to the ironic taunts of the chorus.

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In this madcap opera composed in 1745 for the marriage of the Dauphin Louis, son of Louis XV, and the infanta Maria Teresa of Spain, rumoured to be rather ugly, Jean-Philippe Rameau makes irony the secret weapon of his score. Rameau’s musical intervention overflows at every turn: each scene is an iconoclastic blend of arias, choruses and dances that populate a plot laden with different roles and surprise twists and turns.

 

Rameau is a perfect fit for Valentin Tournet, who conducts and records this masterpiece of humour and musical perspicacity, with the incredible Mathias Vidal in the hilarious title role !

 

 

 

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59€ à 119€

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    103€
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    59€
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    63€
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    63€
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    38€
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45€ à 54€

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    45€
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    45€
Catégorie 3

27€ à 32€

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    32€
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    27€
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    27€

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY : Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

 

PRESTIGE CATEGORY : Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

 

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

 

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.

 

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remains available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

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CD Rameau Triomphant

N°39

Jean-Philippe Rameau’s legacy has undoubtedly left a deep imprint on the French musical scene, through his numerous operas and lyrical tragedies. Let Mathias Vidal’s spellbinding voice guide you through the composer’s universe, from the palace of Love of Cythera to the Indian Seas !

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