CAVALLI : ERISMENA

Cultural ,  Concert ,  Opera ,  Opera at Versailles
Marc Vidal-retouche
  • A king haunted by nightmares, fickle princes charming, a young woman disguised as a warrior to find her unfaithful fiancé, a slave who wants to become queen without giving up her lovers – and an old nurse dreaming of love!

    Surtitles in French and English

    The portrait gallery in Erismena promises a dizzying toing-and-froing of lovers. Composed by Cavalli when he became the most eminent composer of his time, Erismena was an immediate success when it was created in Venice in 1655 and performed many times for almost 20 years. Maestro Leonardo García Alarcón, a fervent supporter of Cavalli, has partnered with the director Jean Bellorini, a poet of the stage and troupe manager, to revive this work at the Festival in Aix-en-Provence. With a wealth of arias and tragi-comical situations, Erismena is a type of opera which is both fanciful and human, unlike the mythological compositions of previous decades. Not a single god here, no antique hero, but kings, princesses, soldiers and slaves carried away into a wonderfully intricate plot, where dressing-up and hidden identities ally with powerful desire, to which the magnificent Erismena/Francesca Aspromonte (unforgettable Euridice in Rossi’s Orfeo at the Royal Opera) languidly resists…

    ♦ PROGRAMME
    Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
    Erismena

    Dramma per musica with a prologue and three acts on a libretto by Aurelio Aureli.

    Created on 26 (or 30) December 1655 in Venice.
    Surtitles in French and English
  • Spoken languages
    • English
Rates
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  • From December 2, 2017 to December 2, 2017
  • From December 3, 2017 to December 3, 2017
  • Reduce rate

    • Annual - 3rd category : 38€ (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) / 2nd category : 55€ / 1st category : 72€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 105€ REDUCED RATE APPLICABLE TO : - under 26, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people - holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport. Reservation by telephone only at +33 (0) 130 837 889 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability). Detailed conditions on the Chateau de Versailles internet site.

    From 38 € to 105 €
  • Standard rate - adult full price

    • Annual - 3rd category (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) : 45€ / 2nd category : 65€ / 1st category : 85€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 120€ / Prestige VIP (glass of champagne + programme) : 140€

    From 45 € to 140 €
  • Reduce rate

    • Annual - 3rd category : 38€ (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) / 2nd category : 55€ / 1st category : 72€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 105€ REDUCED RATE APPLICABLE TO : - under 26, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people - holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport. Reservation by telephone only at +33 (0) 130 837 889 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability). Detailed conditions on the Chateau de Versailles internet site.

    From 38 € to 105 €
  • Standard rate - adult full price

    • Annual - 3rd category (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) : 45€ / 2nd category : 65€ / 1st category : 85€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 120€ / Prestige VIP (glass of champagne + programme) : 140€

    From 45 € to 140 €
Schedules
Schedules
  • On December 2, 2017 from 19:00 at 21:40
  • * Duration 2h40 with intermission
  • On December 3, 2017 from 15:00 at 17:40
  • * Duration 2h40 with intermission
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