Médée - Opera - Season 23/24 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

On sale 17 October 2023 from 12 p.m

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    Médée

    Marc-Antoine Charpentier

    Palais Garnier - from 10 April to 11 May 2024

    On sale 17 October 2023 from 12 p.m

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Médée

Palais Garnier - from 10 April to 11 May 2024

On sale 17 October 2023 from 12 p.m

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Opera

Médée

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

On sale 17 October 2023 from 12 p.m

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Palais Garnier - from 10 April to 11 May 2024

3h25 with 2 intervals

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

  • Pre-opening for the young : 8 April 2024

    Opening night : 10 April 2024

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Possibly mythology’s most unfathomable character: Medea, the sorceress, betrayed by her husband Jason, takes revenge by offering the latter’s lover a poisoned dress and then killing her own children. Such a destiny, so often portrayed in the arts, could not but be embodied at the Opera. In 1693, Marc-Antoine Charpentier premiered his only “tragédie lyrique”, based on a libretto by Thomas Corneille, at the Académie royale de Musique – forerunner of the Paris Opera – in the presence of Louis XIV. Three centuries after its creation, this baroque score of great orchestral wealth returns for the first time to the stage of the Paris Opera, under the baton of William Christie. Renowned for his exceptionally articulate interpretations, director David McVicar transposes the action to the Second World War, thus reinforcing the heroine’s tragic character.

  • Opening
  • First part 75 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 35 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 55 mn
  • End

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  • Cloakrooms

    Free cloakrooms are at your disposal. The comprehensive list of prohibited items is available here.

  • Bars

    Reservation of drinks and light refreshments for the intervals is possible online up to 48 hours prior to your visit, or at the bars before each performance.

  • Restaurant

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