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Destouches: Issé

Saturday December 13th 2018
7 pm | 3h with intermission

Cast

Judith Van Wanroij* Issé
Chantal Santon-Jeffery* Doris
Mathias Vidal* Apollo (as the shepherd Philémon)
Matthieu Lecroart Jupiter, Pan
Thomas Dolié* Hylas
Eugénie Lefebvre* The first Hesperides, A Dryad
Étienne Bazola Hercules, Grand Priest
Stephen Collardelle A shepherd, Sleep, The Oracle

*resident artist of the CMBV

Les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (Olivier Schneebeli, artistic director)

Ensemble Les Surprises
Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas Conductor

Presentation

RECREATION

André Cardinal, Seigneur Destouches’s life (1672-1749) is a story in itself: a student of the Jesuits, aged only 15, he went with them on a mission to Siam and entered the military career when he returned. On the battlefield (at the siege of Namur in 1692), he decided to become a musician and studied under Campra. His first opera was performed before Louis XIV in Fontainebleau in 1697: Issé, a heroic pastoral composition on a libretto by Houdar de la Motte who had just finished Europa Galante with Campra, created in Paris at that time. 

The light intrigue of Issé has all the required amorous twists and turns: Apollo, disguised as the shepherd Philemon, has turned his attentions to the nymph Issé… The king enjoyed the work and had it performed again in the Trianon in Versailles. The opera would be played for many years, with Madame de Pompadour still interpreting the role of the nymph in 1749.

Destouches composed many other operas until 1726, notably comedy-ballets and went on to become Superintendent of the Musique du Roi. However, Issé remains a key work of the period when opera was looking for its future, ten years after Lully’s death. Discover the freshness and spontaneity of this first work by Destouches brought back to audiences by Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas and his Surprises, with a magnificent cast.

Coproduction: Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, Festival Baroque de Pontoise, Office Artistique de la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
Supported by ADAMI and SPEDIDAM.
Joint production (“coréalisation“): Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles .
Score published by the CMBV.
This programme was recorded by the label Ambronay.

PROGRAMME


André Cardinal Destouches (1672-1749)
Issé

Heroic pastoral opera with a prologue and three acts on a libretto by Antoine Houdar de la Motte.

"15 MINUTES WITH"

On Saturday October 13th at 6.30 pm, share “15 minutes with” Benoît Dratwicki, Artistic director of CMBV, about Issé in the Grand Foyer of the Royal Opera.
Please show your ticket for the evening performance, subject to availability.

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Prices

Catégorie 3

17€ to 20€
Web Carte CVS
17€
Web CMBV Cercle Rameau
17€
Web Tarif -26 ans
17€
Web Tarif Plein
20€

Catégorie 2

30€ to 35€
Web Carte CVS
30€
Web CMBV Cercle Rameau
30€
Web Tarif -26 ans
30€
Web Tarif Plein
35€

Catégorie 1

42€ to 50€
Web Carte CVS
42€
Web CMBV Cercle Rameau
42€
Web Tarif -26 ans
42€
Web Tarif Plein
50€

Prestige

63€ to 75€
Web Carte CVS
63€
Web CMBV Cercle Rameau
63€
Web Tarif -26 ans
63€
Web Tarif Plein
75€

Prestige VIP

90€
Web Tarif Plein
90€

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.

Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility.

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.

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

Holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport: reduced rate applicable to reservation by telephone only at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability). 
→ Detailed conditions on the Chateau de Versailles website

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 40 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm).

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