Message to spectators of the ballet Ashton / Eyal / Nijinski on 3, 4 and 5 December at the Palais Garnier

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  • Alcina

    Opera

    Georg Friedrich Haendel

    Palais Garnier - from 25 November to 30 December 2021

  • Jean-Marc Lisse / OnP

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  • Sébastien Mathé / OnP

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Alcina

Palais Garnier - from 25 November to 30 December 2021

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Alcina

Opera Georg Friedrich Haendel

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Palais Garnier - from 25 November to 30 December 2021

3h40 with 2 intervals

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 25 Nov. 2021

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The history of opera has never ceased to be haunted by temptresses bewitching men. Alcina is no exception: she seduces her victims to the point where they forget their own homeland. Is it a risk of perverted love or the delights of unbridled passion? Beyond the supernatural, Handel’s stroke of genius was to portray Alcina as a woman who suffers: profoundly human and touching. The song of the vanquished sorceress awakens a strange compassion within us. Robert Carsen, whose production brought the work into the Paris Opera’s repertoire, plays with immensesubtlety on this ambiguity and the chiaroscuro subtlety on this ambiguity and the chiaroscuro of emotions and hidden desires.

CHARACTERS

Alcina: An enchantress in love with Ruggiero
Ruggiero: A knight betrothed to Bradamante
Bradamante: Ruggiero’s fiancée disguised as Ricciardo, her brother
Oronte: The leader of Alcina’s troops, betrothed to Morgana
Morgana: Alcina’s sister, betrothed to Oronte, in love with Bradamante
Melisso: Bradamante’s confidant
  • Opening
  • First part 55 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 70 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 55 mn
  • End

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