Viaggio a Reims – Rossini

Valery Gergiev, Alain Maratrat – Irma Guigolachvili (Corinna), Elena Sommer (Maddalena) – Théâtre du Châtelet

At the Hotel of the Golden Fleur-de-lis, the most important people of Europe are on their way to the coronation of French king Charles X. But the luggages are lost, the horses are missing, and the love stories are taking the little hotel by storm... And no one will get to Reims!

At the Théâtre du Châtelet, Valery Gergiev conducts a brilliant cast made up of young singers from the Mariinsky Theatre's Academy. Alain Maratrat stages Rossini's last Italian opera, premiered in Paris in 1825, and composed for the coronation of Charles X. The director's highly original and clever production of Il Viaggio a Reims, developed over several seasons by the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Mariinsky Theatre, took both theatres by storm.

© Picture: MN Robert/Théâtre du Châtelet


DVD CHOICE BBC Music Magazine (July 2007)

In the press:

"A bubbly, spiritual spectacle…" (Le Figaro)
"The depth of talent that the Mariinsky Academy and Gergiev have formed is impressive. Many major opera houses would hesitate before programming a Rossini opera that demands so many expert Rossinians. The academy miraculously managed to double cast the work."
Opera News

Valery Gergiev music director
Alain Maratrat stage director
Pierre Alain Bertola set designer
Mireille Dessingy costumes
Pascal Mérat lighting

Irma Guigolachvili (Corinna)
Anna Kiknadze (Marchesa Melibea)
Larissa Youdina (Contessa di Folleville)
Anastasia Belyaeva (Madama Cortese)
Dmitri Voropaev (Cavalier Belfiore)
Daniil Shtoda (Conte di Libenskof)
Edouard Tsanga (Lord Sidney)
Nikolai Kamenski (Don Profondo)
Vladislav Ouspenski (Barone di Trombonok)
Alexei Safioulin (Don Alvaro)
Alexei Tannovistki (Don Prudenzio)
Andrei Iliouchnikov (Don Luigino)
Elena Sommer (Maddalena)
Olga Kitchenko (Modestina)
Pavel Chmoulevitch

Mariinsky Orchestra

Movie director : Vincent Bataillon
Playlists : The World's Greatest Concert Halls, The Best of Italian Operas
Music genres : Voice, Opera

Duration : 02 h 09 min
Production date : 2005
Production : © Théâtre musical de Paris / Châtelet
Available version(s) : IT ST FR

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