Pier Francesco Cavalli’s “EGISTO” in Luxembourg



Pier Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)

Favola Drammatica musicale with a prologue and three acts 

 Libretto by Giovanni Faustini
Premiere in 1643 at the Teatro San Cassiano in Venice
In Italian, with subtitles in French and German

Pier Francesco Cavalli’s opera of love, intrigue and misadventure is part of an impressive repertoire written by the prolific Italian composer between 1639 and 1673. Unfortunately very few of his operas are preserved today. Some of his major works have been presented at the Grand Théâtre before – La Calisto in 2003 and more recently La Didone in 2011 with William Christie and his Arts Florissants. It reunites the same creative team that was behind Landi’s Sant’Alessio and Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione: director Benjamin Lazar, conductor Vincent Dumestre and his Poème Harmonique.

Direction artistique & musicale Vincent Dumestre
Mise en scène Benjamin Lazar
Scénographie Adeline Caron
Costumes Alain Blanchot
Lumières Christophe Naillet
Maquillage & coiffures Mathilde Benmoussa

Thursday 5 DÉCEMBER 2013 at 20h00

Sunday 7 DÉCEMBER 2013 at 20h00

DURÉE 2h25

Introduction à l’opéra par Stéphane Gilbart des Amis de l’Opéra et le metteur en scène Benjamin Lazar une demi-heure avant chaque représentation (en langue française)

Egisto Marc Mauillon
Lidio Reinoud Van Mechelen
Clori Claire Lefilliâtre
Climene Isabelle Druet
Hipparco Cyril Auvity
Aurora, Amore, Prima Hora Ana Quintans
Notte, Dema Serge Goubioud
Didone, Volupia Luciana Mancini
Bellezza, Hero Caroline Meng
Venere, Fedra Mélodie Ruvio
Semele, Cinea Hasnaa Bennani
Apollo David Tricou

Orchestre Le Poème Harmonique

Production Opéra Comique (Paris)
Coproduction Opéra de Rouen-Haute Normandie, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Le Poème Harmonique

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