La Périchole (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées)

Release date
Location
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Duration
2:22
Interval
1
Language
French
Subtitles
Spanish,
English,
French
Opera
Jacques Offenbach
Musical direction
Marc Minkowski
Stage direction
Laurent Pelly

Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre
Bordeaux National Opera Chorus

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Photo credit
© Vincent Pontet

Main informations

La Périchole, has its origins in the story of the life of the Peruvian actress and courtesan Camila Périchole, who was herself inspired by the historical figure Micaëla Villegas, known as “la perra chola” (literally the “mixed-race bitch”), an actress and also the mistress of the Viceroy of Peru, Don Manuel. Mérimée had already used her as his inspiration for his play Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement, and she became a street singer courtesy of Offenbach’s librettists. La Périchole, which is more “political” with its caricature of the upper echelons of power than La Vie parisienne, nevertheless exudes the immoral libertine spirit which made the musician so popular. 25 years after the beginning of their successful collaboration on Offenbach's works, the tandem Marc Minkowski - Laurent Pelly reunites to set this striking social and political satire to music and stage.

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Artistic team

Opéra-bouffe in three acts (1868)
Music / Jacques Offenbach
Libretto / Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac

Musical direction / Marc Minkowski
Stage direction and costumes / Laurent Pelly
New dialogues adaptation / Agathe Mélinand
Sets / Chantal Thomas
Lighting design / Michel Le Borgne
Costume collaborator / Jean-Jacques Delmotte

Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre
Bordeaux National Opera Chorus

Cast

La Périchole / Marina Viotti
Piquillo / Stanislas de Barbeyrac
Don Andrès de Rebeira / Laurent Naouri
Le Comte Miguel de Panatellas / Rodolphe Briand
Don Pedro de Hinoyosa / Lionel Lhote
Guadalena/Manuelita / Chloé Briot
Berginella/Ninetta / Alix Le Saux
Mastrilla/Brambilla / Eléonore Pancrazi
Frasquinella / Natalie Pérez
Le vieux prisonnier / Le Marquis de Tarapote, Eddy Letexier
Le premier notaire / Mitesh Khatri
Le deuxième notaire / Jean-Philippe Fourcade

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