Opera

Lully's Cadmus et Hermione

Benjamin Lazar (stage director), Vincent Dumestre (conductor) – With André Morsch (Cadmus), Claire Lefilliâtre (Hermione)...

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Cast

Benjamin Lazar — Stage director
Gudrun Skamletz — Choreographer
André Morsch — Cadmus
Claire Lefilliâtre — Hermione
Arnaud Marzorati — Arbas, Pan
Jean-François Lombard — Nourrice, Dieu champêtre
Isabelle Druet — Charite, Melisse
Arnaud Richard — Draco, Mars
Camille Poul — Amour, Pales
Geoffroy Buffière — Le Grand Sacrificateur, Jupiter
David Ghilardi — Le Soleil, Premier Prince Tirien
Romain Champion — Premier Africain, Envie
Vincent Vantyghem — Second Prince Tirien
Luanda Siqueira — Junon, Aglante
Le Poème Harmonique — Dancers, Choir, and Orchestra
Vincent Dumestre — Music director

Program notes

A night in April 1673 at rue de Vaugirard, Paris: lucky spectators discover the very first French opera in a converted tennis court theater. Cadmus et Hermione’s libretto comes from the pen of a renowned academic, the musical score from the King’s brilliant Superintendent of Music. Cadmus et Hermione became one of those exceptional works whose memory stays with audience members forever... a dreamlike experience brought once more to life by the soloists, dancers, choir, and orchestra of the Poème Harmonique under the music direction of Vincent Dumestre. This 2010 production from the Opéra-Comique brims with a baroque elegance and beauty sure to captivate and delight!

Photo: © E. Carecchio

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Venue: Opéra-Comique (Paris, France)
Production date: 2008
Duration: 2 h 9 min
Production: © Amiral Lda, Alpha Productions
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, Fr
Resolution: HD