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Rameau: Platée from Theater an der Wien

In Robert Carsen’s production, the story takes place in the world of Parisian haute couture and Jupiter is portrayed as the fashion god Karl Lagerfeld.

  • Rameau: Platée from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Unitel Edition / C Major Entertainment

    Rameau: Platée from Theater an der Wien © Unitel Edition / C Major Entertainment

  • Rameau: Platée from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Werner Kmetitsch

    Rameau: Platée from Theater an der Wien © Werner Kmetitsch

  • Rameau: Platée from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Werner Kmetitsch

    Rameau: Platée from Theater an der Wien © Werner Kmetitsch

Jean-Jacques Rousseau hailed Platée as “the best musical play ever to be heard in our theatres.” In Robert Carsen’s production, the mythological events take place in the world of Parisian haute couture and Jupiter is portrayed as the fashion god Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019) – who has now really been transferred up to Olympus. This ingeniously apt transposition of this satirical opera into the modern day has long been a hit! The renowned specialist in baroque music, William Christie, conducts his Les Arts Florissants, the Arnold Schoenberg Chor and a fantastic cast.

“A candy-coloured baroque dream” (Salzburger Nachrichten) // “A must-see - and not only for fashion freaks!” (Bühne)

BONUS:
Interviews with Marcel Beekman, Nicolas Paul (Choreographer), Gideon Davey (Set and Costume Designer), William Christie and Robert Carsen.

Original title Rameau: Platée from Theater an der Wien
Genre Opera
Recording location Theater an der Wien, 2020
Duration 170 mins (Opera: 138 mins + Bonus: 32 mins)
Production Company A co-production of Unitel and ORF III in cooperation with Vereinigte Bühnen Wien and Theater an der Wien with the support of AGRANA
Composer Jean-Philippe Rameau
Orchestra / Band Les Arts Florissants
Conductor William Christie
Choir Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Chorus Master Erwin Ortner
Stage Director Robert Carsen
Soloist Marcel Beekman, Jeanine de Bique, Cyril Auvity, Marc Mauillon, Edwin Crossley-Mercer

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