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Rameau drew on ancient Greek tragedy and 17th-century classical French drama to create a version of the story of Theseus, Phaedra and Hippolytus that is his own unique construct. Hippolyte et Aricie was Rameau's first work for the stage, written when he was nearly 50. New Production. Sung in French with English supertitles.Performers Ed Lyon (Hippolyte), Christiane Karg (Aricie), Sarah Connolly (Phedre), Stephane Degout (Thesee), Francois Lis (Pluton/Jupiter/Neptune), Stephanie D'Oustrac (Diane), Julie Pasturaud (oenone), Samuel Boden (Mercure), Aimery Lefevre (Arcas/Parque 2), Loic Felix (Tisiphone), Ana Quintans (L'Amour/Unu Matelote), Emmanuelle de Negri (Grande-Pretresse/Chasseresse), Mathias Vidal (Suivant de L'Amour/Parque 1), Callum Thorpe (Parque 3).
Music Jean-Philippe Rameau. Lyrics Simon-Joseph Pellegrin. Producer Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Conductor William Christie. Director Jonathan Kent. Design Paul Brown. Lighting Mark Henderson. Choreographer Ashley Page. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Company The Glyndebourne Chorus.
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