Hélène Guilmette Zélime
Jean-Gabriel Saint-Martin Husca & Florestan
Marie Perbost Almaïde
Pierre Derhet Saint-Phar
Enguerrand de Hys Tamorin
Robert Gleadow Osman Pacha
Lili Aymonino French slave
Chantal Santon Jeffery Italian slave
Lucie Edel German slave
Benoît Descamps Osmin
Samuel Guibal Furville
Emma Brest, Malory Delenclos, Vincent Gerbet, Margritte Gouin, Ludovick Le Floc’h, Laurine Ristroph, Edward Tracz and Dominic Who Dancers
Royal Opera Ballet
Le Concert Spirituel Chœur et orchestre
Hervé Niquet Conductor
Marshall Pynkoski Stage direction
Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg Choreograph
Antoine Fontaine Settings
Camille Assaf Costumes
Hervé Gary Lighting
Stéphane Le Bel Lighting assistant
Elisabeth Geiger Vocal coach
The performance is in french with french and english subtitles.
Opera-ballet in three acts to a libretto by Étienne Morel de Chédeville, first performed at the Théâtre royal de Fontainebleau in 1783.
Watch out the resurrection of a masterpiece!
La Caravane du Caire was a triumph when it was first performed in 1783 and continued to resonate through the ranks of Napoleon's army with the chorus "La Victoire est à nous! Grétry's colourful piece, with its patriotic accents, is a true hymn to France: in the sands of Egypt, the "brave Frenchman" Saint-Phar tries to free his beloved Zélime from the slave trader who is going to sell her to the Pacha, the true ogre in the fable! Grétry's dazzling music constantly scores in this stylish entertainment! The crazy situations and ballets highlight a sparkling cast, a veritable gallery of characters carried off to a music-hall Orient by the winning duo behind Richard the Lionheart by the same Grétry: Marshall Pynkoski and Hervé Niquet!
Coproduction Royal Opera / Palace of Versailles Shows, Opera of Tours
Creation the 24th april 2022 at the Opera of Tours
Settings, costumes et accessories created in ateliers de l’Opéra de Tours
Under the patronage of Aline Foriel-Destezet
Avec le soutien exceptionnel de l’ADOR – les Amis de l’Opéra Royal
This show is being recorded by Mezzo for a airing on December 27th 2023 on Mezzo Live.
Royal OperaMore info
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PRESTIGE CATEGORY : Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.
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