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Mathias Vidal: Rameau Triomphant

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Sunday October 3rd 2021
5 pm | 1h10 without intermission

Cast

Mathias Vidal countertenor

Ensemble Marguerite Louise
Gaétan Jarry Direction

Presentation

Rameau was undoubtedly the master of French opera in the 18th century, writing for the stage from 1733 until his death in 1764. During these three decades, he created some thirty operatic works, in which the French countertenor voice is given considerable prominence, to the point of being the chosen tessiture for most of the title roles: Platée, Castor, Dardanus, Zoroastre, Hippolyte, Pygmalion....

This very distinctive voice in French music was embodied in Rameau's time by Pierre de Jelyotte, who created most of the master’s great works.

The singer Mathias Vidal is today one of the most brilliant representatives of the countertenor tessitura, and one of the best specialists of this music to which he dedicates a large part of his operatic work. He has also sung most of Rameau's operas on stage and interprets their characters even more naturally. With Gaétan Jarry, he has devised a programme of the most brilliant and expressive arias, adding two further features: arias accompanied by a choir (traditionally abandoned for budgetary reasons) and magnificent countertenors arias not composed for the title role (Thespis in Platée, Calisis in Les Boréades...)

Here is an anthology that showcases Mathias Vidal's splendid voice - he regularly sings at the Royal Opera of Versailles and has deployed his valiant tenor voice from Mozart to Berlioz and Offenbach; but it is obviously in the great baroque works that he is most "at home". For a French singer with a passion for the 17th and 18th century repertoire, recording a recital of Rameau's Haute-Contre is a high point!

 

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

Programme 

Les Fêtes de Polymnie
Prologue : Opening

Dardanus
Acte IV - scène 3 : Air of Dardanus « Hâtons-nous, courons à la gloire… »
Prologue - scène 2 : Tambourins 1 & 2
Acte IV - scène 3 : Calme des sens (air tendre). Gavotte vive. Air de triomphe (vivement) – Trio des trois songes « Il est temps de courir aux armes… »

Les Indes Galantes
Acte I "Le Turc généreux" : Air pour les esclaves africains. Air de Valère « Hâtez-vous de vous embarquez… »

Platée
Acte I - scène 6 : Orage

Zoroastre
Acte IV - scène 5 : Air grave : Ballet pour les esprits infernaux

Naïs
Acte III - scène 5 : Air of Neptune « Cessez de ravager la terre ». Contredanse

Les Fêtes de Polymnie
Acte III - scène 7 : Air vif

Pygmalion
Scène 5 : Air de Pygmalion « L'Amour triomphe »

Dardanus
Acte V - scène 3 : Chaconne

Pygmalion
Scène 5 : Air of Pygmalion « Règne, Amour »

Castor et Pollux
Acte II - scène 5 : Air pour les athlètes. Air de Pollux « Éclatez fières trompettes »

Les Boréades
Acte III - scène 3 : Air de Calisis « Jouissons, jouissons de nos beaux ans »
Acte IV - scène 4 : Entry of Polymnie

Platée
Prologue - scène 3 : Air of Thespis « Momus, Amour, Dieu des raisins, formons un spectacle nouveau ». Contredanse en Rondeau. « Chantons Bacchus »

Les Fêtes de Polymnie
Acte II - scène 6 : Air d’Antiochus « Peuples heureux, unissez-vous à moi »

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Prices

Catégorie 1

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

Catégorie 2

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

Catégorie 3

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

Prestige

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

Prestige VIP

90€
Web Tarif Plein
90€

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).

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.

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

 

Entrance and placement conditions will be adapted according to the health protocol enforced.
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