23.07.2019 21:15 Oper/Operette 153 Min. Year: 2018

Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle


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For the first time, the Berlin State Opera has tackled one of the French baroque tragédies lyriques by Jean-Philippe Rameau, with Sir Simon Rattle making his debut at the helm of the Freiburger Barockorchester, with Anna Prohaska on top of a fantastic cast and an entire cosmos of nature-turned-art by Ólafur Elíasson, who translated the score's  infinite variety of musical forms and expressive inventions into light, sets and costume design. "Hippolyte et Aricie" transports its audience to a magical realm where two couples experience the intervention of the gods, deep earnestness is paired with fleet-footed entertainment – and love seeks its way according to its own laws.

 

Soloists: Anna Prohaska, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Magdalena Kožená,  Roman Trekel, Elsa Dreisig, Gyula Orendt, Peter Rose

Regie: Aletta Collins

Orchestra: Freiburger Barockorchester

Venue: Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

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Audio pre-program CAVALLI/HÄNDEL/PURCELL/HASSE//IL GIARDINO ARMONICO/ANTONINI/PROHASKA: SERPENT & FIRE (ALPHA 250CD)

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