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Patricia Petibon: Flames of magicians

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Thursday July 2nd 2020
8 pm | 1h50 with intermission

Cast

Patricia Petibon Soprano

Ensemble Amarillis
Héloïse Gaillard Flutes, baroque oboe and musical conductor
Violaine Cochard Harpsichord and choirmaster

Presentation

During one concert, Patricia Petibon brings life to the powerful heroines of French baroque opera, guilty of abominable crimes and evil spells.

Medea, passionately in love, unleashes her cruelty and vengeance when her lover Jason betrays her. She often appears in the history of opera, but it is certainly Charpentier who drew her most vibrant portrait in his 1693 opera. Circe’s fury culminates in the Magician’s invocation and given powerful and dramatic music by Leclair. Finally, Jean-Michel Rameau constantly put to music characters in love, torn by passion, tormented by the emotions of their heart. His heroes experience sacrifice, revealing their suffering and despair with touching intensity.

Patricia Petibon will deploy her talent and remarkable expressivity in the interpretation of these tender and passionate magicians, with Circe’s fury responding to Medea’s passionate pleas.


PROGRAMME

Arias and symphonies by Rebel, Charpentier, Marais, Leclair, Rameau

Cruel and vengeful Medea

Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747)
Le Chaos (extract from his symphony Les Éléments)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Prelude and instrumental aria« C'en est fait on m'y force » (Médée, act III, scene 4)

Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Tempête (extract fromAlcyone, 1706, act IV, scene 4)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Aria « Noires filles du Styx » (Médée, III, scene 5)
Les combattants (IV, scene 6)
Aria « Dieux du Cocyte et des royaumes sombres » (III, scene 7)
Second entry of the demons
Aria « Ne les épargnons pas. Ah ! Trop barbare mère » (V, scene 1)

Medea in love and human

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Ritournelle pour les flûtes (Médée, act III, scene 2)
Aria « Quel prix de mon amour » (Médée, III, scene 3)

Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Chaconne (extract fromSémélé, act II)

Circe’s love torments

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Aria « Serments trompeurs » (Scylla et Glaucus, act III, scene 1)
First rondeau aria (act III, scene 3)
Loure (act III, scene 3)

Circe’s invocation

Invocation Noires divinités (act IV, scene 4)
Second aria of the demons (act IV, scene 5)
From desperation to madness

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Aria of Phèdre « Cruelle mère des Amours » (Hippolyte et Aricie, act III, scene 1)
Air for Loves Prelude (Castor et Pollux, act I, scene 1)
Aria of Télaïre « Tristes Apprêts » (Castor et Pollux, act I, scne 3)
Soft aria« Calme des Sens » and Gavotte (Dardanus, 1739, act IV, scene 2)
Rigaudons 1 and 2 (Zais et Zélidie, act IV, scene 5)
Entrée des égyptiens et des égyptiennes (Les Fêtes de l'hymnen, act III, scene 3)
Air de la Folie « Formons les plus brillants concerts » (Platée, 1749)

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Catégorie 3

42€ to 50€
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42€
Web Tarif -26 ans
42€
Web Tarif Plein
50€

Catégorie 2

63€ to 75€
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63€
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63€
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75€

Catégorie 1

88€ to 100€
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88€
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88€
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100€

Prestige

115€ to 130€
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115€
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115€
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130€

Prestige VIP

150€
Web Tarif Plein
150€

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.

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

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.

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