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Cavalli: Egisto

Friday March 19th 2021
8 pm

Cast

Marc MAUILLON Egisto
Zachary WILDER Lidio
Sophie JUNKER Clori
Ambroisine BRE Climène
Romain BOCKLER Hipparco
Victoire BUNEL Cinea, Semele
Floriane HASLER Didone, Volupia
Marielou JACQUARD, Venere, Fedra
Eugénie LEFEBVRE Aurora,  Amore, Hora prima
Caroline MENG Hero, Bellezza
Nicholas SCOTT Dema
David TRICOU Appolo, La Notte

Le Poème Harmonique
Vincent Dumestre
Conductor

Presentation

From 1639, Cavalli was the director of the Teatro San Cassiano in Venice, the first public opera house in Europe and the 1641success of his Didone made him the new star of Venetian opera composers. When he created Egisto in 1643, this work marked a turning point in the composer's fame: it was a huge success throughout the Peninsula. With the librettist Giovanni Faustini, a collaborator as important to him as Quinault was to Lully, Cavalli fashioned a Venetian opera between scenic profusion, burlesque humour and intense musical expressiveness.

In Egisto, a shared musical fable features Egisto and Climene and Lydius and Cloris, two Arcadian couples whose love and fidelity are tested by the gods’ whims, causing a thousand twists and turns. Cross-dressing, abductions, threats, magical illusions, madness: the powers of the imagination trouble hearts, the most extreme passions unfold in classic musical scenes. This still little-known work was revived on stage by Vincent Dumestre in 2012: he is polishing it anew to record it for our record collection, deploying his expert knowledge of Italian baroque music. Orchestral colours and storms of the heart are at the centre of Egisto and its thousand facets, a prolific example of Venetian baroque opera served by a dream cast!

Show in Italian with surtitles in French


PROGRAMME

Francesco Cavalli (1602 – 1676)
Egisto

Opera in three acts with prologue on a libretto by Giovanni Faustini, created in 1643 in Venice. 

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Prices

Catégorie 3

20€ to 25€
Web Carte CVS
20€
Web Tarif -26 ans
20€
Web Tarif Plein
25€

Catégorie 2

38€ to 45€
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38€
Web Tarif -26 ans
38€
Web Tarif Plein
45€

Catégorie 1

50€ to 60€
Web Carte CVS
50€
Web Tarif -26 ans
50€
Web Tarif Plein
60€

Prestige

85€ to 98€
Web Carte CVS
85€
Web Tarif -26 ans
85€
Web Tarif Plein
98€

Prestige VIP

110€
Web Tarif Plein
110€

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders, the Cercle of Rameau members and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

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