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Crescentini, Napoleon's Castrato

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Saturday October 2nd 2021
7 pm | 2h including intermission

Cast

Franco Fagioli Countertenor

Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal
Under the Patronage of Madam Aline Foriel-Destezet

Stefan Plewniak Conductor 

Presentation

Castrato Girolamo Crescentini (1762-1846) was the last true star of this voice category, which disappeared at the beginning of the 19th century. The greatest Italian composers wrote operas for him: Cherubini (Pimmalione, 1809), Cimarosa (Gli Orazi e li Curiaci, 1796) and above all Zingarelli (Giulietta e Romeo, 1796) brought Crescentini to European fame, from Milan to Vienna and Paris, performing the great heroic roles. Napoleon was often brought to tears when he listened to him and he granted the artist the greatest marks of honour and affection.

He is now embodied by a singer unequalled today for his wide vocal range, his virtuosity and expressiveness, which enable him to revive early bel canto at its peak. Franco Fagioli thus sumptuously creates the link between the castrati tradition and the great singers of the following century.

This new concert is made possible thanks to the exceptional support of Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.

Available in the discographic collection of Château de Versailles Spectacles' label.


Find the CD+DVD - Giulietta e Romeo - L'opéra de Napoléon


PROGRAMME

Crescentini, Napoleon's Castrato
Arias from Giuletta e Romeo by Zingarelli, bravura arias from early bel canto: Crescentini’s repertoire

Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli (1752 – 1837)
Giulietta e Romeo : Opening
Giulietta e Romeo : “Qual sarà il mio contento… Ciel pietoso” (air of Romeo and choir)
Antigone : Opening
Giulietta e Romeo : “Ecco il luogo, ecco l’urna” (air of Romeo)
Giulietta e Romeo : “Idolo del mio core... Ombra adorata aspetta” (air of Romeo)

Entracte

Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)
Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra : Opening
Semiramide : “Eccomi al fine in Babilonia” (air of Arsace)

Pierre Rode (1774 – 1830)
Concerto pour violon n°1 : final Polonaise

Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)
La Donna del lago : “Mura Felici“ (air of Malcolm)

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38€ to 45€
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38€
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38€
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45€

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55€ to 65€
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55€
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55€
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72€ to 85€
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72€
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105€ to 120€
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105€
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105€
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120€

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140€
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140€

Doge

220€
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220€

DOGE CATEGORY: Best seats of the theater, a free programme, an invitation to the cocktail reception (opening 45 min before the show) and unlimited champagne.

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

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

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

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