Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville's Titon et l'Aurore

Basil Twist (stage director), William Christie (conductor) — With Reinoud Van Mechelen (Titon), Gwendoline Blondeel (L’Aurore)

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Basil Twist — Stage director, stage design, puppeteer, costumes
Jean Kalman — Lighting
Alain Blanchot — Assistant costume designer
Constance Larrieu — Artistic collaboration
Daniel Brodie — Video
Gwendoline Blondeel — L’Aurore
Marc Mauillon — Éole
Julie Roset — Amour
Renato Dolcini — Prométhée
Virginie Thomas — Nymphe
Maud Gnidzaz — Nymphe
Juliette Perret — Nymphe
Les Arts Florissants — Orchestra, Choir
William Christie — Conductor

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Live from the famed Opéra-Comique in Paris, discover Titon et l’Aurore by Mondonville. This 1753 opera-ballet follows the tumultuous and seemingly unbreakable liaison between l’Aurore (“Dawn”), a goddess running from her immortal fate, and shepherd Titon. Basil Twist’s masterful staging and a typically impeccable performance by Les Arts Florissants, under the direction of William Christie, make this production a delight for the eyes and ears. The title roles are interpreted by star tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen and acclaimed soprano Gwendoline Blondeel, with Julie Roset as l’Amour, Emmanuelle de Negri as Palès, as well as Marc Mauillon and Renato Dolcini as Éole (Aeolus) and Prométhée (Prometheus).

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Directed by:
François Roussillon
Venue: Opéra-Comique (Paris, France)
Production date: 2021
Duration: 2 h 7 min
Production: © FRA Productions & Opéra Comique
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, ES
Resolution: Full HD

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Friday, April 19, 2024