Les troyens

Hector Berlioz

Opéra Bastille - from 22 January to 12 February 2019

Les Troyens

Opera in five acts and nine parts (1863)

Music
Hector Berlioz
Libretto
Hector Berlioz

After Virgil’s Aeneid

Conductor
Philippe Jordan
Director
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Set design
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Costume design
Elena Zaytseva
Lighting design
Gleb Filshtinsky
Chorus master
José Luis Basso

La Prise de Troie

Cassandre
Stéphanie d'Oustrac
Ascagne
Michèle Losier
Hécube
Véronique Gens
Énée
Bryan Hymel
Chorèbe
Stéphane Degout
Panthée
Christian Helmer
Le Fantôme d'Hector
Thomas Dear
Priam
Paata Burchuladze
Un Capitaine Grec
Jean-Luc Ballestra
Hellenus
Jean-François Marras
Polyxène
Sophie Claisse

Les Troyens à Carthage

Didon
Elīna Garanča
Anna
Aude Extrémo
Ascagne
Michèle Losier
Énée
Bryan Hymel
Iopas
Cyrille Dubois
Hylas
Bror Magnus Tødenes
Narbal
Christian Van Horn
Deux Capitaines troyens
Jean-Luc Ballestra
Tomislav Lavoie
Le Fantôme de Cassandre
Stéphanie d'Oustrac
Le Fantôme de Chorèbe
Stéphane Degout
Le Fantôme d'Hector
Thomas Dear
Le Fantôme de Priam
Paata Burchuladze
Mercure
Bernard Arrieta

Orchestre and Chœurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

In french
French and English surtitles

  • With the support of the Cercle Berlioz

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In 1854, Hector Berlioz confided in his memoirs that, “For three years, I have been tormented by the idea of a vast opera for which I would like to write both words and music.” Held back by the failures of Benvenuto Cellini and La Damnation de Faust, the composer was to wait another two years before throwing himself into Les Troyens, an enterprise based on Virgil’s Aeneid: an ancient text that, galvanised by the master’s brilliant orchestral modernity, breathed new life into an operatic world still dominated by Verdi. In 1990, when the curtain rose for the first time at the Opéra Bastille, it revealed the Trojan plains. Thirty years later, a new production directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov marks the anniversary of the opera house, revealing the work in all its immensity.

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