Opéra de Paris

Platée

In Cinemas 30 & 31 Jul, 3 Aug 2022
Conductor
Marc Minkowski
Orchestra
Orchestre des Musiciens du Louvre
Cast
Lawrence Brownlee (Platée), Julie Fuchs (Thalie, la folie), Jean Teitgen (Jupiter), Nahuel di Pierro (Un satyre, Cithérone), Marc Mauillon (Momus)
Composer
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Director
Laurent Pelly
Set Design
Chantal Thomas
Duration
Approx. 2h40 incl. interval
Sung in French, with English subtitles
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris, 21 Jun 2022
Official Event Listing

Opera in a prologue and three acts (1745)

Delightfully whimsical and joyful, Laurent Pelly's classic Paris Opera staging of Rameau's one-of-a-kind jewel returns to Palais Garnier, with renowned Baroque specialist Marc Minowski conducting his Orchestre les Musiciens du Louvre.

The fantastic cast is led by award-winning American tenor Lawrence Brownlee as the titular Platée, an ugly and conceited nymph, who falls victim to a machination of the gods of Olympus who make her believe she is loved by Jupiter.

With this work, composed for the marriage of the Dauphin Louis, son of Louis XV, to the Infanta Maria Teresa of Spain - reputedly a woman of little beauty - Rameau is clearly enjoying himself, and the fun is infectious.

 

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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