Les huguenots

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Opéra Bastille - from 28 September to 24 October 2018

Les Huguenots

Opera in five acts

Music
Giacomo Meyerbeer
Libretto
Eugène Scribe
Émile Deschamps

In French

Conductor
Michele Mariotti
Łukasz Borowicz
Director
Andreas Kriegenburg
Marguerite de Valois
Diana Damrau
Raoul de Nangis
Bryan Hymel
Valentine
Ermonela Jaho
Urbain
Karine Deshayes
Marcel
Nicolas Testé
Le Comte de Saint-Bris
Paul Gay
Une dame d'honneur
Julie Robard‑Gendre
Cossé, un étudiant catholique
François Rougier
Le Duc de Nevers
Florian Sempey
Tavannes, premier moine
Cyrille Dubois
Méru, deuxième moine
Michal Partyka
Thoré, Maurevert
Patrick Bolleire
Retz, troisième moine
Tomislav Lavoie
Coryphée, une jeune fille catholique, une bohémienne
Élodie Hache
Bois-Rosé, valet
Philippe Do
Un archer du guet
Olivier Ayault
Quatre seigneurs
John Bernard
Cyrille Lovighi
Bernard Arrieta
Fabio Bellenghi
Set design
Harald B. Thor
Costume design
Tanja Hofmann
Lighting design
Andreas Grüter
Choreography
Zenta Haerter
Chorus master
José Luis Basso

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

French and English surtitles

  • With the support of the Cercle Berlioz

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Giacomo Meyerbeer’s visit to Paris in 1825 was to revolutionise opera. By imposing the Grand Opera genre, the composer made History the pivotal theme of 19th century operatic productions. Les Huguenots is a monumental fresco featuring various impossible loves in the context of the Saint Bartholomew Massacre. First performed at the Paris Opera, the work celebrated its centenary there in 1936, after more than a thousand performances, before being stowed in the archives of the Palais Garnier – the “grande boutique”. For its revival, Andreas Kriegenburg places these timeless conflicts of love and religion in an immaculate setting in which the costumes appear yet more flamboyant and the victims’ blood more violently red.

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