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Opera

Platée

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Ballet bouffon in a prologue and three acts Text by Adrien-Joseph Le Valois d’Orville Performed in French with German and English supertitles


Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ballet opera »Platée« is one of the most unusual works of music theatre from the 18th century. We are presented with a mythological tale of an ugly nymph whose longing for love and recognition is mercilessly mocked by Jupiter and the other gods. For Rameau, the great and the good of his time are simply a band of opportunists, whom he makes croak like a choir of frogs. This production of »Platée« is staged by star tenor Rolando Villazon, here makes his directing debut at the Semperoper.



Summary


Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ballet opera »Platée« is one of the most unusual works of music theatre from the 18th century. We are presented with a mythological tale of an ugly nymph whose longing for love and recognition is mercilessly mocked by Jupiter and the other gods. For Rameau, the great and the good of his time are simply a band of opportunists, whom he makes croak like a choir of frogs. This production of »Platée« is staged by star tenor Rolando Villazon, here makes his directing debut at the Semperoper.



Complete Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sinfoniechor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Recommendations

Selected Performance Premiere

  • Saturday 6 Apr 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sinfoniechor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 11 Apr 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Im Anschluss an die Vorstellung sind Interessierte zu einem etwa einstündigen Nachgespräch mit Dramaturg Kai Weßler und weiteren Gästen in den Opernkeller eingeladen.

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sinfoniechor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Tuesday 16 Apr 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sinfoniechor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Tuesday 23 Apr 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sinfoniechor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Selected Performance

  • Monday 29 Apr 2019
  • Starting Time 1 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sinfoniechor Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden