Chantal Santon-Jeffery Soprano
Bénédicte Tauran Soprano
Mathias Vidal Tenor
Romain Dayez Baritone
Douglas Williams Basse
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet Adaptation and conductor
Corinne et Gilles Benizio (alias Shirley et Dino) Adaptation, design and staging
Caroline Bibring Staging assistant
Catherine Rigault Costumes
Jacques Rouveyrollis Lights
Jessica Duclos Lights assistant
Elisabeth Geiger Vocal coach
Performance in English with French subtitles
Semi-opera in five acts on a booklet by John Dryden, created in London in 1691.
A true baroque gem, signed by Henry Purcell, with a plot rich in twists and turns and colourful characters; King Arthur has met with continuing success since its first performance in 1690.
The legend comes back to life conducted by Hervé Niquet, one of the masters of this repertoire, directing the Concert Spirituel, in a staging by Corinne and Gilles Benizio, aka Shirley and Dino, who combine poetry and fantasy, without affecting Purcell’s powerful music: an original and fascinating evening which enchanted the public when it was created!
An Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie
Editions : Hervé Niquet for Le Concert Spirituel
This show is presented with the exceptional support of Aline Foriel-Destezet
Friday 18th November –"15 minutes with" at 7.30
On presentation of your ticket for that evening and subject to availability.
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PRESTIGE CATEGORY : Excellent seats 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).
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