Les Indes galantes

Release date
Location
Opéra Bastille
Duration
3:40
Interval
1
Language
French
Subtitles
English,
French
Opera
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Musical direction
Leonardo García Alarcón
Stage direction
Clément Cogitore

Orchestre Cappella Mediterranea
Chœur de chambre de Namur
Compagnie Rualité
Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Paris Opera children's Chorus

Les indes galantes
Photo credit
© Little Shao / OnP

Main informations

A masterpiece of the Enlightenment, Les Indes galantes is a sparkling entertainment. Yet Rameau’s first opera‑ballet also testifies to the ambiguous view held by Europeans concerning other peoples - Turks, Incas, Persians, “Savages”… In 2017, film director Clément Cogitore made an explosive and critically acclaimed film adaptation of an extract from Les Indes galantes in collaboration with the Krump dancers. This time, with choreographer Bintou Dembélé, he takes up Rameau’s box of delights in its entirety to set it once more in an urban and political space whose frontiers he explores.

Les Indes galantes
Artistic team

Opera-ballet in four acts and a prologue (1735)
Music / Jean-Philippe Rameau
Libretto / Louis Fuzelier

Musical direction / Leonardo García Alarcón
Stage direction / Clément Cogitore
Choreography / Bintou Dembélé
Sets / Alban Ho Van
Costumes / Wojciech Dziedzic
Initial Costume Concept / Tim Van Steenbergen
Lighting design / Sylvain Verdet
Musical dramaturgy / Katherina Lindekens
Dramaturgy / Simon Hatab
Chorus master / Thibault Lenaerts

Orchestre Cappella Mediterranea
Chœur de chambre de Namur
Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Paris Opera children's Chorus

Presented by Alain Duault
Directed by François-René Martin

Cast

Prologue
Hébé / Sabine Devieilhe
Bellone / Florian Sempey
L’amour / Jodie Devos

First act: LE TURC GÉNÉREUX
Osman / Edwin Crossley-Mercer
Émilie / Julie Fuchs
Valère / Mathias Vidal

Second act: LES INCAS DU PÉROU
Huascar / Alexandre Duhamel
Phani / Sabine Devieilhe
Don Carlos / Stanislas de Barbeyrac

Third act: LES FLEURS, FÊTE PERSANE
Tacmas / Mathias Vidal
Ali / Edwin Crossley-Mercer
Zaïre / Jodie Devos
Fatime / Julie Fuchs

Fourth act: LES SAUVAGES
Adario / Florian Sempey
Damon / Stanislas de Barbeyrac
Don Alvar / Alexandre Duhamel
Zima / Sabine Devieilhe

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