Nicholas Scott Zephyr, The Slumber
Marta Fontanals-Simmons Melpomene
Matthew Newlin Atys
Giuseppina Bridelli Goddess Cybele
Ana Quintans Sangaride
Andreas Wolf Celaenus
Gwendoline Blondeel Iris, Doris, Fountain Goddess
Michael Mofidian Idas, Phobetor, A Fateful Dream
Valerio Contaldo Morpheus, River God
José Pazos Phantasy
Luigi De Donato Time, The Sangar River
Lore Binon Goddess Flora, Melisse, Fountain Goddess
Choir of the Grand Théâtre de Genève
Ballet of the Grand Théâtre de Genève
Leonardo García Alarcón Director
Angelin Preljocaj Director and choreographer
Prune Nourry Sets
Jeanne Vicérial Costumes
Eric Soyer Lighting
Gilles Rico Dramaturgy and assistant director
Sammy Van den Heuvel Assistant Set Designer
Alan Woodbridge Choir director
Marion Moinet Assistant Costume Designer
The two myths of Atys converge in this new production: this masterpiece by Lully and Quinault, described as the "King's Opera" when first performed at court in 1676, was also, three centuries later, a high point in the rediscovery of great French Baroque operas in the Christie-Villégier production presented at the Royal Opera House in Versailles on two occasions.
Atys is a paragon of emerging lyric art: it places love at the centre of the plot, and its hero, for the first time in Lully's work, dies on stage, provoking a sumptuous lamentation that brings tears to the most callous heart. Lully's incredible music magnifies Philippe Quinault's splendid tragic text, creating their first joint masterpiece.
The time has come for a new version, which combines Leonardo García Alarcón's musical passion and Angelin Preljocaj's choreographic beauty, to give back to the wonders of Atys the joy of subjecting the audience's souls to so many charms and tears.... This incredible opera is the result of the combined forces of the Royal Opera of Versailles, and the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
This new production of Lully’s Atys is made possible thanks to the exceptional support of Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.
Saturday March 19th share "15 minutes with" at 18h30. Upon presentation of your ticket for that evening and within the limits of available seats.
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DOGE CATEGORY: Best seats, a free programme, an invitation to the cocktail reception (opening 45 min before the show) and unlimited champagne.
PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats 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).
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