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Il Primo Omicidio

Palais Garnier - from 22 January to 23 February 2019

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Il Primo Omicidio

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Opera ovvero Caino / Alessandro Scarlatti

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Palais Garnier - from 22 January to 23 February 2019

2h40 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

  • Opening night : 24 January

    Pre-opening night : 22 January

About

In few words:

The murder of Abel by his brother Cain is one of those subjects that fascinated a century preoccupied by theological matters. That first murder was to engender all humanity and cast the ambiguous figure of Cain in the role of the father of civilisation. In the wake of Moses und Aron, stage director Romeo Castellucci returns to the Paris Opera with this oratorio, exploring its metaphysical dimension and the role of evil within the divine plan. Scarlatti’s music evokes the theme

  • Opening
  • First part 50 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 80 mn
  • End
  • Il Primo Omicidio ovvero Caino

    Oratorio for six voices (1707)

    • Music :

      Alessandro Scarlatti

    • Libretto :

      Pietro Ottoboni

    • Adamo :

    • Voce di Dio :

    • Voce di Lucifero :

    • Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Chœur d'enfants de l'Opéra national de Paris :

      • Charles Le Vacon (Caino)

        24, 29 Jan., 3, 12, 14, 20 Feb.

      • Hippolyte Chapuis (Caino)

        26, 31 Jan., 6, 9, 17, 23 Feb.

      • Arthur Viard (Abele)

        24, 29 Jan., 3, 12, 14, 20 Feb.

      • Rémi Courtel (Abele)

        26, 31 Jan., 6, 9, 17, 23 Feb.

      • Lucie Larras (Eva)

        24, 29 Jan., 3, 12, 14, 20 Feb.

      • Alma Perrin (Eva)

        26, 31 Jan., 6, 9, 17, 23 Feb.

      • Anton Bony (Adamo)

        24, 29 Jan., 3, 12, 14, 20 Feb.

      • Armand Dumonteil (Adamo)

        26, 31 Jan., 6, 9, 17, 23 Feb.

      • Mayeul Letellier (Voce di Dio)

        24, 29 Jan., 3, 12, 14, 20 Feb.

      • Riccardo Carducci (Voce di Dio)

        26, 31 Jan., 6, 9, 17, 23 Feb.

      • Andréas Parastatidis (Voce di Lucifero)

        24, 29 Jan., 3, 12, 14, 20 Feb.

      • Léo Chatel (Voce di Lucifero)

        26, 31 Jan., 6, 9, 17, 23 Feb.

Performances

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Audio clips

Il Primo Omicidio - « Sommo dio nel mio peccato » (René Jacobs)

Il Primo Omicidio - « Aderite, o figli miei »

Il Primo Omicidio - « L'Innocenza paccando perdeste »

Il Primo Omicidio - « La Fraterna amica pace »

Media coverage

  • Sous la direction engagée de René Jacobs, cette musique à la fois simple et dépouillée dans ses effets, raffinée et complexe dans son écriture harmonique, suit son accomplissement spirituel et narratif.

    Marie-Aude Roux, Le Monde
  • ll primo omicidio d'Alessandro Scarlaîti allie la beauté musicale et plastique à une méditation sur la condition humaine.

    Maurice Ulrich, L’Humanité
  • Romeo Castellucci’s version of an operatic Cain and Abel is awash in stage magic

    Joshua Barone, The New York Times

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