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Paris Opera live in cinemas season 2018/19

The cinema season starts on 4 October with a live relay all over Europe of "Les Huguenots".

  • Paris Opera live in cinemas season 2018/19 | Copyright: © FRA Cinéma

    © FRA Cinéma

  • Paris Opera live in cinemas season 2018/19 | Copyright: © Agathe Poupeney

    © Agathe Poupeney

  • Paris Opera live in cinemas season 2018/19 | Copyright: © Agathe Poupeney

    © Agathe Poupeney

Giacomo Meyerbeer’s visit to Paris in 1825 was to revolutionise opera. By imposing the Grand Opera genre, the composer made history the pivotal theme of 19th century operatic productions. Les Huguenots is a monumental fresco featuring various impossible loves in the context of the Saint Bartholomew Massacre. First performed at the Paris Opera, the work celebrated its centenary there in 1936, after more than a thousand performances, before being stowed in the archives of the Palais Garnier – the “grande boutique”. For its revival, Andreas Kriegenburg places these timeless conflicts of love and religion in an immaculate setting in which the costumes appear yet more flamboyant and the victims’ blood more violently red.

Opera in five acts (1836)
Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Libretto by Eugène Scribe, Émile Deschamps

Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Director: Andreas Kriegenburg
Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Marguerite de Valois, Lisette Oropesa
Raoul de Nangis, Yosep Kang
Valentine, Ermonela Jaho
Urbain, Karine Deshayes
Marcel, Nicolas Testé
Le Comte de Saint-Bris, Paul Gay
Une dame d'honneur, Julie Robard-Gendre
Le Duc de Nevers, Florian Sempey

Presented by FRA Cinéma and Opéra national de Paris
A co-production of Opéra national de Paris / ACT4 productions
With the participation of France 3
With the support of CNC and of Fondation Orange, sponsor for the Paris Opera’s audiovisual broadcasts
In partnership with UGC

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