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Destouches: Semiramis

Wednesday March 4th 2020
8 pm | 3h with intermission

Cast

Éléonore Pancrazi Sémiramis
Emmanuelle de Negri Amestris
Mathias Vidal Arsane
Thibault de Damas Zoroastre
NN The Priestess, a Babylonian
Clément Debieuvre A genius, a Babylonian
NN The Oracle

Chœur du Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet Preparation of the choir
Les Ombres
Margaux Blanchard, Sylvain Sartre Musical conductor

Presentation

André Cardinal Destouches had an exceptional life. He began as a missionary in Siam, and went on to fight in the royal army at the siege of Namur (1692); he then discovered his talent for music, took lessons with Campra and became very close to the musician. His first opera composition Isse was performed in 1697 in front of Louis XIV with great success.

Twenty years later, he composed his last opera Semiramis (1718). Its powerful libretto retraces the ill-fated destiny of the Queen of Babylon, who fearing an oracle predicting her son would be the cause of her death, abandoned him at birth. But Arsane, the adoptive son she adores without knowing about his birth, will accomplish the gods’ will to save his beloved Amestris, after being turned mad by Zoroaster’s magic. From this powerful libretto, Destouches draws striking effects which turn his ultimate composition into a torrent of passion. Margaux Blanchard and Sylvain Sartre bring together the best artists for a fiery interpretation of this score recorded for our CD collection.


La Caisse des Dépôts is the principal patron of Les Ombres. The ensemble is supported by the DRAC and the Region Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée. Les Ombres are “artists in residence” at the Fondation Singer-Polignac and are members of FEVIS and PROFEDIM.

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PROGRAMME

André Cardinal Destouches (1672–1749)
Semiramis

Musical Tragedy in five acts on a libretto by Pierre-Charles Roy, created in 1718 in Paris.

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17€
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17€
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17€
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20€

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42€
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42€
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42€
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42€
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50€

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63€
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63€
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63€
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63€
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75€

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90€
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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.

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