Zoroastre

Jean-Philippe Rameau  (1683 - 1764)

18 July
OPERA IN CONCERT VERSION
Lyric tragedy in five acts, libretto by Louis de Cahusac
First performed on 5 december 1749
at the Théâtre du Palais Royal in Paris
Ensemble Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon
© Piergab
Conductor
Raphaël Pichon*
Zoroastre
Reinoud Van Mechelen
Abramane
Nicolas Courjal
Erinice
Emmanuelle de Negri*
Amélite
Katherine Watson
La vengeance, Oromasès
Christian Immler
Céphie
Léa Desandre*
Zopire
Virgile Ancely
Narbanor
Etienne Bazola
Orchestra & chorus
Ensemble Pygmalion

One of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s greatest successes, Zoroastre – the quintessential initiatory opera – promotes the ideals of freemasonry, paving the way for Mozart’s Magic Flute. Despite being threatened by evil powers, the couple formed by Zoroastre and Amélite emerge victorious from the hardships they have endured. In a dramatic illustration of the universal struggle between good and evil, this tragic opera revisits these legendary themes in a tempestuous lovers’ chase brought to us here by the top French baroque voices.

 

Introduction to Zoroastre by Patrick Florentin (pdf in French)

 

Programme (pdf in French)

*former artists of the Académie

Version of 1756 : Éditions musicales • Graham Sadler - Opéra Omnia Rameau - Sylvie Bouissou - © Bärenreiter Verlag Kassel - Basel - London - New York - Praha
Excerpts from the version of 1749 : Editions Billaudot • Graham Sadler

Monday 18 July 2016
8:00pm

Prices: 100€, 75€, 50€, 25€, 15€
With the Pass: 90€, 70€, 45€
Youth ticket price: 8€
Children's dicovery offer

2 hours 50 minutes with one interval