Les fêtes d'hébé

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Amphithéâtre Bastille - from 22 to 27 March 2017

Photo © Federico Manella

Les Fêtes d'Hébé

Opera in a prologue and three acts (1739)

Music
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Libretto
Antoine Gautier de Montdorge

In French

Conductor
Jonathan Williams
Director
Thomas Lebrun
Choreography
Thomas Lebrun
Directoc collaboration
Raphaël Cottin
Assistant stage director
Maëlle Dequiedt
Églé
Pauline Texier
Hébé
Pauline Texier
Sapho
Adriana Gonzalez
Naïade
Eleanor Penfold
Iphise
Adriana Gonzalez
Momus
Jean-François Marras
Thélème
Juan de Dios Mateos
Hymas
Mikhail Timoshenko
Alcée
Tomasz Kumiega
Amour
Laure Poissonnier
Lycurgue
Jean-François Marras
Mercure
Juan de Dios Mateos
Tirtée
Mikhail Timoshenko
Eurilas
Tomasz Kumiega
L’oracle
Joel Williams
Le fleuve
James Atkinson
Bergère/Le ruisseau
Julieth Lozano
Bergère/Naïade
Eleanor Penfold
Danseurs
Antoine Arbeit
Maxime Camo
Karima El Amrani
Lucie Gemon
Léa Scher
Julien-Henri Vu Van Dong
Set design
Thomas Lebrun
Costume design
Laurianne Scimemi Del Francia
Lighting design
Françoise Michel
Video
Charlotte Rousseau
Chorus master
Olivier Schneebeli

Chanteurs de l’Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris
Royal College of Music International Opera School
Royal College of Music Baroque Orchestra
Les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Avec la participation de danseurs invités

Coproduction avec le Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
En partenariat avec le Royal College of Music, London

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"Let us dance and sing one and all, let us enjoy tender moments, and charming hours for happy lovers!"

 

Chœur des mariniers, Première entrée, scène V


After the scandal surrounding the first performance of Hippolyte et Aricie and the stormy reception of Les Indes galantes, Jean-Philippe Rameau finally gained incontestable fame with the opera‑ballet Les Fêtes d’Hébé ou Les Talens liriques. First performed at the Paris Royal Academy of music on 21st May 1739, the work was to be performed many times to constant acclaim up until 1770. The Prologue portrays Hébé, the goddess of youth, harassed by the Pleasures and obliged to flee Olympus and find solace in the arms of Love. The work recounts the victories of the God of Love in three acts or “Entrées” entitled “La Poésie”, “La Musique” and “La Danse”. With a libretto designed above all to show the arts of dancing and singing to full advantage, first in epic, then lyric and finally pastoral style, Rameau is able to give unfettered rein to his genius. The choreographer Thomas Lebrun proposes a resolutely contemporary interpretation of Rameau’s “opéra-ballet” with the artists of the Paris Opera Academy, choristers from the Centre de Musique Baroque in Versailles and the musicians of London’s Royal College of Music.


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22 mars 2017 à 20h
23 mars 2017 à 20h
25 mars 2017 à 20h

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27 mars 2017 à 14h

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