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Les Fêtes d'Hébé: Opéra Comique

Paris, Opéra Comique — Salle Favart

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About the Event

Hebe, the goddess of youth, grows weary of Mount Olympus and decides to experience human pleasures along the banks of the river Seine.

In tribute to Hebe, Love arranges three performances showcasing the influence of youth on hearts when combined with 'lyrical talent' – poetry, music, or dance. Sapho, Iphise, and Eglé are the stars of these musical and dance numbers.

The opera ballet from the eighteenth century was a grand spectacle. Its 1739 premiere highlighted the virtuosity of ballet, music, ensemble, and orchestra, along with its captivating sets and romantic storylines. Rameau displayed his brilliance and enjoyed a resounding success.

William Christie, an iconic figure at the Opéra‐Comique since the revelation of Atys in 1987, returns for his 80th birthday with Les Arts Florissants, along with the direction of Robert Carsen. Together, they celebrate the arts' eternal power to rejuvenate love and promote youthfulness.

This Opera‐Ballet consists of one Prologue and three Entrées with a libretto by Antoine‐César Gautier de Montdorge. It originally premiered on 21st May 1739 at the Académie Royale de Musique (Opera).

Cast / Production

Musical direction, William Christie • Stage direction, Robert Carsen • With Emmanuelle de Negri, Lea Desandre, Ana Vieira Leite, Antonin Rondepierre, Cyril Auvity, Marc Mauillon, Lisandro Abadie, Renato Dolcini, Matthieu Walendzik • Choir and Orchestra Les Arts Florissants


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