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Rameau, maître à danser


Jean-Philippe Rameau

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Rameau, maître à danser
Jean-Philippe Rameau


Ensemble

Soloists, choir and orchestra of Les Arts Florissants

Musical direction

William CHRISTIE

Staging

Sophie DANEMAN

Choreography

Françoise DENIEAU

Assistant chorégraphe

Gilles POIRGIERP

Costumes

Alain BLANCHOT

Lighting

Christophe NAILLET


Cast

Élodie FONNARD, Eglé - (Daphnis et Eglé)
Reinoud VAN MECHELEN, Daphnis - (Daphnis et Eglé)
Magali LEGER, Pamilie - (La Naissance d'Osiris)
Virgile ANCELY, Le grand prêtre de Jupiter - (La Naissance d'Osiris)
Sean CLAYTON, Un berger - (La Naissance d'Osiris)
François LIS, Jupiter - (La Naissance d'Osiris)


Program

Jean-Philippe RAMEAU - Daphnis et Églé

Pastorale héroïque sur un livret de Charles Collé, 1753

Jean-Philippe RAMEAU - La Naissance d'Osiris

Acte de ballet sur un livret de Louis de Cahusac, 1754

Les Arts Florissants open their 2017/2018 season with an exceptional tour to South Korea. The programme to be presented is Rameau, maître à danser, a performance associating two “actes de ballet” by Jean-Philippe Rameau, La Naissance d’Osiris and Daphnis et Églé. These intimate and rarely given works were composed for the grand spectacles dansed at the Court. Based on a libretto by Cahuzac, La Naissance d’Osiris was commissioned to celebrate the birth of the Duke of Berry, the future Louis XVI; Rameau went on to use certain passages in his “tragédie lyrique” Zoroastre. Although it was originally destined to liven up the hunting parties at Fontainebleau, Daphnis et Églé is also proof – underneath its frivolity – of Rameau’s artistic genius.

Thanks to a semi staging which captures the spirit of the fairground theatre, this spectacle available on DVD (Alpha Editions) has already achieved an enormous public and critical success when it was first performed in France in 2014.

This revival is given in memory of Françoise Denieau, choreographer of this production.

 

Production of the théâtre de Caen, in coproduction with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles
Associate coproducer : Les Arts Florissants (with the support of The Selz Foundation)
Executive producer of the rerun : Les Arts Florissants

Previous dates

Season 2017/2018

Seoul / Corée
Seoul Arts Center

  • Saturday, September 23 2017, 8pm

Daejon / Corée
Daejon Arts Center

  • Sunday, September 24 2017, 5pm

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