Platée by Jean-Philippe Rameau - live (World)

Platée by Jean-Philippe Rameau - live (World)

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Opera in a prologue and three acts (1745), in French with English subtitles.
After Jacques Autreau.

“A nymph reigning over a watery empire” or an “absurd Naiad”? Who exactly is Rameau’s strange creature sung by a countertenor and who shatters the conventions of opera? The ugly and conceited frog Platée is the victim of a machination of the gods who make her believe that she is loved by Jupiter. In this opera, composed to mark the marriage of the Dauphin Louis, son of Louis XV, to the notoriously unbecoming Princess Maria Teresa of Spain, Jean‑Philippe Rameau turns irony into the principal weapon of his score. This cruel yet moving farce returns to the stage of the Opera in a delightfully whimsical production by Laurent Pelly.

Direction musicale : Marc Minkowski
Mise en scène : Laurent Pelly
Décors : Chantal Thomas
Lumières : Joël Adam
Costumes : Laurent Pelly
Chorégraphie : Laura Scozzi
Dramaturgie : Agathe Mélinand
Cheffe des Chœurs : Ching-Lien Wu

Spectacle coproduit avec le Grand théâtre de Genève, l'Opéra national de Bordeaux, l'Opéra national de Montpellier, le Théâtre de Caen et l'Opéra de Flandre

Distribution :

Thespis : Mathias Vidal
Un satyre, Cithéron : Nahuel di Pierro
Momus : Marc Mauillon
Thalie, la folie : Julie Fuchs
L'amour, Clarine : Tamara Bounazou
Platée : Lawrence Brownlee
Jupiter : Jean Teitgen
Mercure : Reinoud Van Mechelen
Junon : Adriana Bignagni Lesca

Directed by: François-René Martin
© Opéra national de Paris – Telmondis - 2022

Platée by Jean-Philippe Rameau - live (World)
  • Platée by Jean-Philippe Rameau - live (World)

    Opera in a prologue and three acts (1745).
    After Jacques Autreau.

    “A nymph reigning over a watery empire” or an “absurd Naiad”? Who exactly is Rameau’s strange creature sung by a countertenor and who shatters the conventions of opera? The ugly and conceited frog Platée is the victim of a machina...