Rossini's Viaggio a Reims

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

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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
Edward Tsanga — Lord Sidney
Nikolai Kamenski — Don Profondo
Vladislav Ouspenski — Barone di Trombonok
Alexei Safioulin — Don Alvaro
Alexei Tannovistki — Don Prudenzio
Andrei Ilyushnikov — Don Luigino
Elena Sommer — Maddalena

Program notes

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

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Directed by:
Vincent Bataillon
Production date: 2005
Duration: 2 h 9 min
Production: © Théâtre musical de Paris / Châtelet
Available subtitle(s): EN