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!
Picture: © Vincent Pontet WikiSpectacle.
NEW PRODUCTION. A coproduction of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées/Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels.