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    L’Incoronazione di Poppea

    Claudio Monteverdi 



    Photo Le Couronnement de Popée
    Livret du Couronnement de Popée
    Christophe Rousset, Stephen Langridge
    Christophe Rousset © Ignacio Barrios - Stephen Langridge - DR
    Anne-Catherine Gillet, Marie-Nicole Lemieux
    Anne-Catherine Gillet, Marie-Nicole Lemieux - DR

    Christophe Rousset direction
    Stephen Langridge staging
    Alison Chitty design and costumes
    Philippe Giraudeau choreography
    Fabrice Kebour lights

    Anne-Catherine Gillet Poppea
    Marie-Nicole Lemieux Nerone
    Alice Coote Octavia
    Chantal Santon-Jeffery Fortuna
    Delphine Galou Ottone
    Mathias Vidal Arnalta
    Emilie Renard Amore
    Jean Teitgen Seneca
    Judith van Wanroij Drusilla
    Robert Getchell The nurse / First member of Senaca's
    Catherine Trottmann Virtù / Damigella / Pallade
    Lucia Martin Carton Valetto
    Philippe Estèphe Mercurio / A lictor / First Consul
    Manuel Nunez-Camelino Liberto / Second Soldier / A tribune
    Emiliano Gonzalez Toro First Soldier / Lucano / Second member of Senaca's / A tribune
    Thibault De Damas Third member of Senaca's / Second Consul

    Les Talens Lyriques

    Sung in Italian with French and English subtitles
    Approximate running time 2h45

    L'Incoronazione di Poppea is probably the first opera with a historical theme. However the political content ultimately takes second place and the work is essentially a depiction of a love which is all the more sublime and pure because it unites characters tarnished by evil and infamy, as recounted in the ancient Chronicles of Tacitus. Although this last opera by the Master of Cremona symbolises the birth of modern opera by inventing a new form of theatricality, it also innovates with bold rhythms, harmonies and vocals which intensify the dramatic impact. A reduced orchestra gives pride of place to singing, and the articulation of passion is made strikingly real by the luminous quality of the exposed voices.

    Twenty-five years after first bringing it to the stage, Christophe Rousset refamiliarises himself with Monteverdi’s masterpiece with a top-flight cast led by the pairing of Anne-Catherine Gillet (Poppaea) and Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Nero). We shiver in anticipation of their closing “pur ti miro”. This elegant multifaceted gem will be staged by Stephen Langridge, who directed a refined Theodora at the Théâtre a few seasons ago, and has recently been appointed artistic director of the Glyndebourne Festival in addition to his duties at the Gothenburg Opera House.

     Wednesday 3 June 2020 6.30pm 
    Meeting with the artistic team / Free entrance - Register online

    Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Théâtre du Capitole
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