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Joyce DiDonato (Didon), Michael Spyres (Énée), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Cassandre), Orchestre et Choeur philharmonique de Strasbourg, Badischer Staatsopernchor, Choeur de l’Opéra du Rhin, John Nelson
Nelson drives the drama with unforced tempos but ample theatrical vitality and grandeur…Spyres isn’t as heroic an Aeneas as Jon Vickers…but sings with lyrical grace and spirit and decent if not... — More…
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Stéphane Degout (King), Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston/Stranger), Peter Hoare (Mortimer), Samuel Boden (Boy/Young King)
Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, George Benjamin, Katie Mitchell
His orchestral imagination is prodigious, and both as a composer and conductor he conjures up memorable soundscapes full of jittery tension…the entire cast seems convinced it is creating something... — More…
Stéphane Degout (Hamlet), Sabine Devieilhe (Ophélie), Laurent Alvaro (Claudius), Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo (Gertrude), Nicolas Legoux (Polonius), Julien Behr (Laërte), Jérôme Varnier (Ghost of Old Hamlet), Yoann Dubruque (Horatio), Kevin Amiel (Marcellus)
Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Choeur Les...
[Degout] gives one of his greatest performances here, marvellously sung and acted...it’s an extraordinary achievement. Devieilhe makes an outstanding Ophélie, touching and vulnerable, her coloratura... — More…
New production from the Aix-en-Provence festival, 2005
Erin Wall (Fiordiligi), Elina Garanca (Dorabella), Stéphane Degout (Guglielmo), Shawn Mathey (Ferrando), Ruggero Raimondi (Don Alfonso), Barbara Bonney (Despina), Stage direction - Patrice Chéreau
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding
Patrice Chéreau's production is full of strokes of near-genius from old (Chéreau, his regular set designer Richard Peduzzi, his photogenic Don Alfonso, Ruggero Raimondi), not so old (Barbara... — More…
Ed Lyon (Hippolytus), Christiane Karg (Aricia), Sarah Connolly (Phaedre) & Stéphane Degout (Theseus)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & The Glyndebourne Chorus, William Christie (conductor) & Jonathan Kent (director)
actually the fridge is an appropriate 21st-century metaphor for the frigidity of the goddess...one of the many good things about this production is the way Jonathan Kent and choreographer Ashley... — More…
Topi Lehtipuu (Hippolyte), Anne-Catherine Gillet (Aricie), Stéphane Degout (Thésée), Sarah Connolly (Phèdre), Jaël Azzaretti (L'Amour), Salomé Haller (Oenone), Marc Mauillon (Tisiphone / La Grande Prêtresse de Diane)
Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm, Ivan Alexandre
As a whole, Ivan Alexandre's production is appropriately stately and Antoine Fontaine's set seems superbly authentic...The drama in the first act coalesces around Sarah Connolly's powerful Phèdre,... — More…
Reinoud Van Mechelen (Hippolyte), Elsa Benoit (Aricie), Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo (Phèdre), Stéphane Degout (Thésée), Séraphine Cotrez (Oenone), Arnaud Richard (Neptune/Pluton), Eugénie Lefebvre (Diane), Lea Desandre (Pretresse de Diane/Chasseresse/Matelote/Bergère)
Pygmalion, Raphael Pichon
The stylish staging…is a busy mix of ancient and modern, and it’s an outstanding show musically. Elsa Benoit as Aricie sets the vocal standard with her gorgeous opening aria; Reinoud van Mechelen’s... — More…
Christopher Purves (Protector), Barbara Hannigan (Agnès), Bejun Mehta (First Angel/Boy), Victoria Simmonds (Second Angel/Marie) & Allan Clayton (Third Angel/John), Stéphane Degout (King), Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston/Stranger), Peter Hoare (Mortimer), Samuel Boden (Boy/Young...