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La Vestale, Spontini – Opera

Jérémie Rhorer, Eric Lacascade – Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

La Vestale like you have never seen before, in a new production by Eric Lacascade at the prestigious Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris!

Premiered in Paris in 1807, Gaspare Spontini's La Vestale is set in Ancient Rome. The subject fills the France of Napoleon with enthusiasm: the opera encounters great success and a hundred of performances are immediately scheduled. In the 1950s, the world re-discovers Spontini's masterpiece with Maria Callas singing the part of Julia.

The young and brilliant Jérémie Rhorer, music director of the Cercle de l'Harmonie, conducts La Vestale, performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris in a new staging by Eric Lacascade, who makes his first steps on the opera scene. Don't miss the live broadcast of this special event on October 23 on medici.tv!

Click here to download Étienne de Jouy's libretto for La Vestale (original French version).

Picture: © Vincent Pontet WikiSpectacle.

NEW PRODUCTION. A coproduction of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées/Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels.

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Broadcast date : Oct. 23, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Jérémie Rhorer musical direction
Eric Lacascade stage director
Emmanuel Clolus set designer
Marguerite Bordat costumes
Philippe Berthomé lighting
Daria Lippi dramaturgy


Ermonela Jaho (Julia)
Andrew Richards (Licinius)
Beatrice Uria Monzon (La Grande Vestale)
Jean-François Borras (Cinna)
Konstantin Gorny (Le Souverain Pontife)


Le Cercle de l’Harmonie
Chœur Aedes
Mathieu Romano chorus master

Movie director : Christian Leblé

Location : Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris, France)
Production date : 2013
Production : © Camera Lucida productions – Radio France – Le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Available version(s) : FR



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