Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide - Tragedy lyrique (opera)

Theatre

  • Valtice ()
  • 24. 8. 2017
  • 17.00

  • Aug 25, 2017
  • 17.00
  • 900 / 600 / 300 CZK

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687)

Armide

Tragédie lyrique (opera) in five acts with a prologue to a libretto by Philippe Quinault LWV 71 (first performed in Paris on 15 February 1686)

Lully was bold, grandiose, and noble in the best sense of the word. Like Mansart, the great architect, he managed to combine the royal and the comfortable, the pompous and the idyllic, in a blend as attractive as it was superior to the prevailing style.

Paul Henry Lang (Pál Láng; 1901-1991): George Frideric Handel. W. W. Norton & Company, New York - London 1977; p. 219.

Cast:

Anna Bineta Diouf – Armide

Christopher Wattam – Renaud

Johanna Neß – Phénice

Sophia Körber – Sidonie

Mathias Tönges – Hidraot

Daniel Preis – Le Chevalier danois

Chorus Projektchor Göttingen (Germany)

Hartig Ensemble – Dances and Ballets of Three Centuries, Prague (leader: Helena Kazárová)

Göttingen Baroque Orchestra/Germany (on period instruments)

Costumes: Waltraud Hermann (Göttingen) and Markéta Stormová (Prague)

Choreography: Helena Kazárová (Prague)

Stage director: Freimund Pankow (Göttingen)

Conductor: Antonius Adamske (Basle/Switzerland)

 

Sung in French

Czech première

 

Tickets can be purchased here (24.8.2017) or here (25.8.2017) or at the Visitors' Office of Castle Valtice.

more information - http://www.haendel.cz/en2017armide.php