La Belle-mère amoureuse - Parody of Hippolyte et Aricie by Jean-Philippe Rameau - Opéra national de Paris

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    La Belle-mère Amoureuse

    Parody of Hippolyte et Aricie by Jean-Philippe Rameau - Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

    Amphithéâtre Olivier Messiaen - from 11 to 13 February 2016

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La Belle-mère Amoureuse

Amphithéâtre Olivier Messiaen - from 11 to 13 February 2016

La Belle-mère Amoureuse

Young Audiences - Opera - Production by the Academy Parody of Hippolyte et Aricie by Jean-Philippe Rameau - Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

Amphithéâtre Olivier Messiaen - from 11 to 13 February 2016

1h20 no interval

About

In few words:

Rameau’s first opera Hippolyte et Aricie (1733) was such a huge success that it earned the honour of being parodied on several occasions at the Comédie-Italienne in Paris. Blending the best pages of the score with popular refrains, the show, created by Jean-Philippe Desrousseaux from Favart’s 1742 parody, presents singers and marionettes around a miniature baroque theatre. A simpleton Hippolyte, a hysterical Phaedra, and a Theseus harassed into hell by his first wife, bring to life a playful adaptation which transforms at leisure the sublime into the grotesque through a distorting mirror rich in surprises. A performance which invites us to discover the parodic inventiveness that once occupied the fringes of the official culture of the Enlightenment.
Public Performance - See performances
12 Feb. 2016 at 8 pm
13 Feb. 2016 at 3 pm and 8 pm

School Performances - How book?
11 Feb. 2016 at 2 pm
12 Feb. 2016 at 2 pm

  • La belle-mère amoureuse

    Parody of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie. Centre de la musique baroque de Versailles

    After texts by Riccoboni and Romagnesi (1733) and Favart (1742)

    • Mezzo-Soprano :

      Caroline Meng

    • Baritone :

      Alain Buet

    • Puppeteer :

      Gaëlle Trimardeau

      Bruno Coulon

      Jean-Philippe Desrousseaux

    • Conception :

      Jean-Philippe Desrousseaux

    • Director :

      Jean-Philippe Desrousseaux

    • Conductor :

      Mira Glodeanu

    • Set design :

      Antoine Fontaine

      Edith Dufaux-Fontaine

    • Lighting design :

      François-Xavier Guinnepain

    • Scenography :

      Petr Řezač

    • Soft sculpture puppets :

      Petr Řezač

    • Dramatic advisor :

      Françoise Rubellin

    • Adaptation :

      Benoît Dratwicki

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