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Les Indes Galantes

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

  • Patrice Nin

  • Patrice Nin

  • Patrice Nin

  • Patrice Nin

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Music direction & harpsichord, Christophe Rousset
Director & choregraphy, Laura Scozzi
Set design, Natacha Le Guen de Kerneizon
Costume design, Jean-Jacques Delmotte
Lighting, Ludovic Bouaud
Choral direction, Alfonso Caiani

 

 

Cast

Hébé, Phani, Fatime : Hélène Guillemette
Émilie, Atalide : Judith Van Wanroij
Bellone, Don Alvaro : Aimery Lefèvre
Osman : Vittorio Prato
Don Carlos, Damon : Cyril Auvity
Valère, Tacmas : Kenneth Tarver
Huascar : Nathan Berg
Amour, Zima, Roxane : Julia Novikova
Adario : Thomas Dolié
Chœur et ballet du Capitole
Les Talens Lyriques

New production

Intro

The second lyric work of Rameau, Les Indes Galantes is an opera-ballet of dazzling richness: a mixture of genres, tender and savage atmospheres, French and Italian styles. A fine orchestration and music full of wild dances and tenderness. This opus, with a libretto of Fuzelier in four acts and a prologue, is easy and light, the exact opposite of the noble and lofty tragedies of Lully. The intrigue is not its most important element; it is rather the thematic link of the libretto – an implausible one moreover - which is essential. This allowed Rameau to compose a spectacular work, with machinery, dancing, splendor and décor. The chorus of Les Sauvages, an emblematic part of this opera, was only added in 1736 in light of the success of the performances. In this case the Indies are a very approximate place: Le Turc généreux, Les Incas du Pérou, Les Fleurs, Fête persane, Les Sauvages (Native Americans of North America) constitute the four acts. It is the figure of the good and noble savage of the 18th century, depicted by Rousseau among others, who presides here. Exoticism, ''savage'' energy and tenderness reign supreme and were one of the keys of the opera’s success. It had its premiere on August 23, 1735 at the Royal Academy and was performed more than three hundred times in various forms over the course of some fifty years before its revival in 1925.

 

New production.


Coproduction Théâtre du Capitole, Opéra national de Bordeaux, Staatstheater Nürnberg.


Toulouse version established by Les Talens Lyriques based on the manuscript stored at the Toulouse library.

 

 

 

Events' dates

DATE TIME VENUE RESERVATIONS' INFORMATIONS
Fri 4 May 2012 20h00 Théâtre du Capitole / Toulouse / France

+33 5 61 63 13 13

Sun 6 May 2012 15h00 Théâtre du Capitole / Toulouse / France

+33 5 61 63 13 13

Tue 8 May 2012 20h00 Théâtre du Capitole / Toulouse / France

+33 5 61 63 13 13

Fri 11 May 2012 20h00 Théâtre du Capitole / Toulouse / France

+33 5 61 63 13 13

Sun 13 May 2012 15h00 Théâtre du Capitole / Toulouse / France

+33 5 61 63 13 13

Tue 15 May 2012 20h00 Théâtre du Capitole / Toulouse / France

+33 5 61 63 13 13

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