Hippolyte et Aricie

Jean-Philippe Rameau

11 au 22 November 2020

Hippolyte et Aricie Illustration : ©️ Julia Lamoureux
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Rameau adjusted his work of art each time it was played. Here, it is the 1757s version, without prologue, that Raphaël Pichon directs at the head of the Pygmalion group, whose orchestra happens to play period instruments. Jeanne Candel, who always commits at making music a theatre play , couldn’t help but connect with the visionary Rameau.

The prince Hippolyte loves Aricie, a beautiful prisoner devoted to Diana’s cult. As King Theseus’ disappeared in Hell, Hippolyte asks his mother in law, Queen Phaedra, for help. Little does he know that Phaedra secretly loves him and wants to offer him her hand and throne in marriage. And who could imagine that Theseus would come back from Pluto’s kingdom?

On 1st October 1733 was created a lyrical tragedy of such extraordinary intensity it changed the course of French music. Hippolyte and Aricie was based on Euricide and Racine’s work. Rameau, organist and little-known theorist in his fifties, thus produced his first opera. He was from then on going to rule the music scene with his descriptive orchestra and inventive harmony, both always at the service of drama.

Rameau adjusted his work of art each time it was played. Here, it is the 1757s version, without prologue, that Raphaël Pichon directs at the head of the Pygmalion group, whose orchestra happens to play period instruments. Jeanne Candel, who always commits at making music a theatre play , couldn’t help but connect with the visionary Rameau.

Lyrical tragedy in five acts, Libretto by the Abbé Pellegrin. Third version created at the Académie Royale de Musique in 1757.

Vignette interview de Jeanne Candel - Hippolyte et Aricie
Vignette interview de Raphael Pichon - Hippolyte et Aricie
Vignette bande annonce de Hippolyte et Aricie
Hippolyte et Aricie © Stefan Brion

Hippolyte et Aricie © Stefan Brion

Photos du spectacle Hippolyte et Aricie © Stefan Brion - Opéra Comique

Hippolyte et Aricie © Stefan Brion

Photos du spectacle Hippolyte et Aricie © Stefan Brion - Opéra Comique

Hippolyte et Aricie © Stefan Brion

Photos du spectacle Hippolyte et Aricie © Stefan Brion - Opéra Comique

Hippolyte et Aricie © Stefan Brion

Musical direction Raphaël Pichon • Stage direction Jeanne Candel • With Reinoud van Mechelen, Elsa Benoit, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Stéphane Degout, Séraphine Cotrez, Arnaud Richard, Eugénie Lefebvre, Lea Desandre, Edwin Fardini, Constantin Goubet, Arcas Martial Pauliat, Virgile Ancely, Guillaume Gutierrez, Victor Gkoritsas, Yves-Noël Genod, Iliana Belkhadra, Leena Zinsou Bode-Smith • Choir and orchestra Pygmalion

 

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3h - The show is broadcast online
Show sang in french, with french and english subtitles

 

Audio description

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
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Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
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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

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Cast

Raphaël Pichon
Musical direction
Raphaël Pichon
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Jeanne Candel
Stage direction
Jeanne Candel
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Dramaturgy and cast direction
Lionel Gonzalez
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 Lisa Navarro
Decors
Lisa Navarro
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Pauline Kieffer
Costumes
Pauline Kieffer
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Lights
César Godefroy
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Moves collaboration
Yannick Bosc
Staging assistant
Valérie Nègre
Decors assistant
Margaux Nessi
Costumes assistant
Nathalie Saulnier
Reinoud Van Mechelen
Hippolyte
Reinoud van Mechelen
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Elsa Benoit
Aricie
Elsa Benoit
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 Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo
Phèdre
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo
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Stéphane Degout
Thésée
Stéphane Degout
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Séraphine Cotrez
Oenone
Séraphine Cotrez
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Arnaud Richard
Neptune/Pluton
Arnaud Richard
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 Eugénie Lefebvre
Diane
Eugénie Lefebvre
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Lea Desandre
Prêtresse de Diane, Chasseresse, Matelote, Bergère
Lea Desandre
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Edwin Fardini
Tisiphone
Edwin Fardini
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1re Parque
Constantin Goubet
Membre du choeur Pygmalion
2e Parque
Arcas Martial Pauliat
Membre du choeur Pygmalion
3e Parque
Virgile Ancely
Membre du choeur Pygmalion
Mercure
Guillaume Gutierrez
Membre du choeur Pygmalion
Pirithoüs
Victor Gkoritsas
 Yves-Noël Genod
Prologue, Cerf
Yves-Noël Genod
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Cupidon
Iliana Belkhadra
Membre de la Maîtrise Populaire
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Cupidon
Leena Zinsou Bode-Smith
Membre de la Maîtrise Populaire
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Ensemble Pygmalion
Choir and orchestra
Ensemble Pygmalion
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Production
Opéra Comique

Coproduction
Opéra Royal – Château de Versailles Spectacles

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Cette production est soutenue par Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, Mécène principale de l’Opéra Comique

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