Jordi Savall returns to the Liceu with a dramatized opera produced by the Opéra Comique
Stage director Louise Moaty sees Marin Marais' Alcone as an opera affording great scope to the imagination. Hence her decision to include circus acrobats in her production. Their feats thrill the audience, as did those of the dancers who traditionally took part in a tragédie lyrique such as Alcione.
Following its triumphant Paris premiere, Alcione was reprised time and again and even gave rise to a parody. It bridges the gap between the lyric tragedies of Lully and those of Rameau.
Jordi Savall, of worldwide fame, returns to the Liceu with a dramatized version of this opera by one of the most distinguished French Baroque composers, which he helped to popularize in the sound track of the film Tous les matins du monde.
Tragédie lyrique consisting of a prologue and five acts. Libretto by Antoine Houdar de la Motte. World premiere: Académie Royale de Musique de Paris. 09/04/1709. First performance in Spain.
- Jordi Savall
- Stage director
- Louise Moaty
- Raphaelle Boitel
- Set design
- Tristan Baudoin
- Alain Blanchot
- Lighting design
- Arnaud Lavisse
- Circus master
- Nicolas Lourdelle
- Opéra Comique (Paris) and Gran Teatre del Liceu
- Château de Versailles Spectacles, Théâtre de Caen, La Brèche and Pôle national des arts du cirque de Normandie / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
- Le Concert des Nations
- Director of the Chorus
- Lluís Vilamajó
|Alcione||Marianne Beate Kielland|
|Tmole/High Priest/Neptune||Antonio Abete|
|Ismène/first sailor||Jeanne Lefort|
|A pastora/second sailor/Junon||Hanna Bayodi-Hirt|
|Aeglé||Maria Chiara Gallo|
|Chief sailor||Yannis François|
|A servant of Ceix||Benoît-Joseph Meier|
Information of Interest
Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins.
Reasons not to miss'ALCIONE'
- The convergence of modern and Baroque, seen through a contemporary prism.
- Jordi Savall returns to the Liceu with a dramatized opera.
- One of the first French operas of the early 18th century, in a much applauded interpretation that blends opera and circus.
- Marin Marais and Jordi Savall: a well-matched team.
- A chance to discover the great tragédie lyrique of 18th century France.