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Le Ballet royal de la Nuit

Musics from Jean de Cambefort, Antoine Boësset, Louis Constantin, Michel Lambert, Francesco Cavalli, Luigi Rossi

A real "cabinet of curiosities", this baroque enchantment recreates one of the mythical feasts of the court of Louis XIV.

Ballet royal de la Nuit
Ballet royal de la Nuit © Vincent Pontet
Ballet royal de la Nuit
Ballet royal de la Nuit © Vincent Pontet
Ballet royal de la Nuit
Ballet royal de la Nuit © Vincent Pontet
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Cast

Sébastien Daucé | direction and musical reconstitutions 
Francesca Lattuada | staging, choreography, scenograpy, costumes
Olivier Charpentier, Bruno Fatalot | costumes
Christian Dubet | lights 
Catherine Saint-Sever | make-up, hairstyle, wigs 
Aitor Ibáñez | video

Lucile Richardot | La Nuit / Vénus
Violaine Le Chenadec | Une heure / Cintia / Une grâce française
Caroline Weynants | Eurydice / Une grâce française
Ilektra Platiopoulou | Junon
Caroline Dangin-Bardot | Vénus / Le Silence
Perrine Devillers | Pasitea / Mnémosyne / L’Aurore
Deborah Cachet | La Lune / Déjanire / Une grâce française / La Beauté
David Tricou | Apollon
Etienne Bazola | Le Sommeil
Renaud Bres | Hercule
Nicolas Brooymans | Le Grand Sacrificateur
Sean Patrick Mombruno | danseur
Jive Faury, Yan Oliveri, Vincent Regnard | jongleurs
Julien Amiot, Marianna Boldini, Pierre-Jean Bréaud, Frédéric Escurat, Alexandre Fournier, Caroline Le Roy, Pierre Le Gouallec, Pablo Monedero de Andrès, Jordi Puigoriol, Michael Pallandre, Etienne Revenu | acrobates

 Ensemble Correspondances Orchestra and Choir

Opera sung in French, subtitled in French and English

To read

Commissioned by Mazarin the day after the Fronde to establish the power of the young Louis XIV, this Royal Ballet left its mark on both musical and political history by consecrating the personification of the monarch as the Sun King. Indeed, the king, a great follower of dance, which he loved to perform, appeared at the end of the show in sun costume, a symbol he adopted, presenting himself as the one who drives out the darkness and shines on the world. Musicologist and conductor Sébastien Daucé patiently and passionately reconstructed the score of this show, which is as historical as it is legendary, since it had never been performed since its creation in 1653. As director, choreographer, set designer and costume designer, Francesca Lattuada was able to bring back to life the magic of the libretto, which draws on myths, legends and various tales. A true "cabinet of curiosities" colored in the purest spirit of French Baroque.

Production : théâtre de Caen
Coproduction : Opéra de Dijon, Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Ensemble Correspondances
Avec le soutien de la Fondation Rothschild
Coproducteur associé pour la nouvelle production : Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg
En partenariat avec france.tv

In the press

Le Ballet royal de la nuit : dazzling and magical, solar reverie and total enchantment ... A performance in every way fabulous.

- Télérama

A dazzling and magical Ballet royal de la nuit

- Le Monde

Acrobats, jugglers, singers and musicians: Le Ballet royal de la nuit is an enchanting and total spectacle which gives way to the marvelous

- Sceneweb

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