Ariadne auf Naxos – Theatre Champs-Elysees

March 21, 2019 – March 30, 2019 all-day
Theatre Champs-Elysees

Jérémie Rhorer Director
Katie Mitchell Directed
Martin Crimp Dramaturgy
Joseph W. Alford Head of Movements
Chloe Lamford Sets
Sarah Blenkinsop Costumes
James Farncombe Lights

Camilla Nylund Ariane
Roberto Sacca Bacchus
Kate Lindsey Composer
Olga Pudova Zerbinette
Huw Montague-Rendall Arlequin
Jonathan Abernethy Brighella
Emilio Pons Scarabouche
David Shipley Truffaldin
Beate Mordal Naiad
Lucie Roche Dryade
Elena Galitskaya Echo
Jean-Sebastien Bou A music teacher
M arcel Beekman A master of ballet
Petter Moen An officer
Jean-Christophe Lanièce A wigmaker
Maik Solbach A butler
Guilhem Worms A lackey

Paris Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 18:30
Meeting with the artistic team

Duration of the book 2h50 approximately
Opera sung in German, surtitled in French and in English

From the first steps of the prologue, one is struck by the vertiginous invention of the composer, never belied by the way until the end of the book. Probably the origin of this success, the libretto by Hoffmansthal, who uses with subtlety the artifice of theater in the theater. Strauss and his librettist are indeed confronting the “spoken” and the “sung” under the pretext of the organization of a representation of a small opera (the very one who bears the name of Ariadne in Naxos)and entertainment in the Commedia dell’arte style. The two convoked troops then compete in aesthetic debates and amorous protests that will constantly spice up the preparations and the representation. But all this is also an opportunity to bring to the top the idea of ??vocal virtuosity (we will only mention the famous Zerbinetta tune … 11 minutes of pure lyrical invention), all served by the orchestral sumptuousness of a Strauss at the peak of his means of composition. Delight of the senses assured.

For this “mise en abîme” to which Strauss and Hofmannsthal agree, we find Jérémie Rhorer, this time on the pulpit of the Orchester de chambre de Paris (called “Mozart” formation) found in this chamber opera in Paris. the undeniable classical perfume all its obvious vocation) and a distribution which should make a marvel, notably the immense straussienne that is the Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund, the tenor Roberto Saccà, also a regular of the universe of the Viennese master, the Delicious Olga Pudova and Kate Lindsey and the perfect music master Jean-Sébastien Bou. Several recent collaborations with the Festival of Aix-en-Provence have allowed to appreciate all the richness of the dramaturgical work and direction of actor of the British Katie Mitchell. This new production of Arianewill be presented in July 2018 as part of the Festival d’Aix. Parisians will enjoy the following spring.

New production of the Aix-en-Provence Festival
In coproduction with the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Theaters of the City of Luxembourg / National Opera of Finland