LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES

GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813-1901) — SEMI-STAGED CONCERT VERSION

Opera

GRAND OPERA IN FIVE ACTS
LIBRETTO BY EUGÈNE SCRIBE AND CHARLES DUVEYRIER
PREMIERE ON 13 JUNE 1855 AT THE IMPERIAL OPERA HOUSE (SALLE LE PELETIER), PARIS

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Conductor
Daniele Rustioni
Semi-staging
Romain Gilbert
Lighting design
Cécile Giovansili Vissière
Hélène
Marina Rebeka
Henri
John Osborn
Guy de Montfort
George Petean
Procida
Roberto Tagliavini
Béthune
Blaise Malaba
Vaudemont
Sulkhan Jaiani
Thibault
Ronan Caillet
Robert
Jusung Park*
Ninetta
Niamh O'Sullivan*
Danieli
Samy Camps*
Mainfroid
Grégoire Mour
Choir and Orchestra
Opéra de Lyon
*Former artists of the Académie

About

The Bloody Monday of Easter 1282: the call to Vespers launches the uprising of the Sicilians against the French invader. Verdi’s renown heaving reached the whole of Europe, the Opéra de Paris commissioned him to write his first opera in French for the Universal Exhibition in 1855. It will be Sicilian Vespers, a historical drama full of dramatic incident in which he makes some bold experiments. After Moses and Pharaoh and The Prophet, the Festival, together with Daniele Rustioni and the artists of the Opéra de Lyon, continues
its exploration of grand opera. And to take some of the most taxing roles in the whole of Verdi’s music, it’s reuniting a cast of the highest international standing, and capable of making the most out of the French version and language. The flamboyant Marina Rebeka returns in the superb role of Helen; on the strength of his recent successes in Aix, John Osborn tackles the terrifying tessitura of Henry; with their polished style and limpid French, Igor Golovatenko and Roberto Tagliavini provide the bass-clef underpinnings.

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PALAZZETTO BRU ZANE FRENCH ROMANTIC MUSIC CENTER
RECORDING FOR THE « OPÉRA FRANÇAIS » COLLECTION
—  BRU ZANE LABEL

Performance

Tuesday23July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence7:00 PM
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Ticket prices: €190, €158, €128, €96, €60, €32
Youth prices: €57, €47, €38, €28, €18, €10

Performance available with ticket packages.

Sung in French with French and English surtitles
4 hours with interval

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