Opera

Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie

Aletta Collins (stage director), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) – With Anna Prohaska (Aricie), Magdalena Kožená (Phèdre), Elsa Dreisig (Diane), Reinoud Van Mechelen (Hippolyte)

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Cast

Aletta Collins — Choreographer, stage director
Ólafur Elíasson — Set designer, costume designer, lighting designer
Olaf Freese — Lighting
Anna Prohaska — Aricie
Magdalena Kožená — Phèdre
Elsa Dreisig — Diane
Reinoud Van Mechelen — Hippolyte
Gyula Orendt — Thésée
Staatsopernchor Berlin
Martin Wright — Chorus director
Freiburger Barockorchester
Sir Simon Rattle — Conductor

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Jean-Philippe Rameau is now one of the most celebrated opera composers of all time—but he didn’t make his debut in the genre until he was nearly fifty! Already highly respected as a music theorist and harpsichord composer, his encounter with Montéclair’s Jephté in 1732 ignited a burst of creative energy that Rameau would forge into dozens of now-beloved operas, the very first of which was 1733’s Hippolyte et Aricie.

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Directed by:
Andreas Morell
Venue: Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin, Germany)
Production date: 2018
Duration: 2 h 32 min
Production: © EuroArts Music International
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, De
Resolution: Full HD