Platée

Live
Location
Palais Garnier
Interval
1
Language
French
Subtitles
German,
Spanish,
Italian,
English,
French
Opera
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Musical direction
Marc Minkowski
Stage direction
Laurent Pelly

Orchestre des Musiciens du Louvre
Paris Opera Chorus

Photo Platée
Photo credit
© Agathe Poupeney/OnP

Main informations

“A nymph reigning over a watery empire” or an “absurd Naiad”? Who exactly is Rameau’s strange creature sung by a countertenor and who shatters the conventions of opera? The ugly and conceited frog Platée is the victim of a machination of the gods who make her believe that she is loved by Jupiter. In this opera, composed to mark the marriage of the Dauphin Louis, son of Louis XV, to the notoriously unbecoming Princess Maria Teresa of Spain, Jean‑Philippe Rameau turns irony into the principal weapon of his score. This cruel yet moving farce returns to the stage of the Opera in a delightfully whimsical production by Laurent Pelly.

Poster
Artistic team

Opera in a prologue and three acts (1745)
Music / Jean-Philippe Rameau
Libetto / Adrien-Joseph Le Valois d’Orville
From Jacques Autreau

Conductor / Marc Minkowski
Director and costume design / Laurent Pelly
Set design / Chantal Thomas
Lighting design / Joel Adam
Choreography / Laura Scozzi
Dramaturgy / Agathe Mélinand
Chorus master / Ching-Lien Wu

Orchestre des Musiciens du Louvre
Paris Opera Chorus

Presented by Alain Duault

Directed by François René Martin

Cast

Thespis / Mathias Vidal
Un Satyre / Cithéron, Nahuel di Pierro
Momus / Marc Mauillon
Thalie, La Folie / Julie Fuchs
L’Amour, Clarine / Tamara Bounazou
Platée / Lawrence Brownlee
Jupiter / Jean Teitgen
Mercure / Reinoud Van Mechelen
Junon / Adriana Bignani-Lesca

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