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Opera

Les Huguenots

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Presentation

As much a historical panorama as an intimate drama, Les Huguenots tells the story of the impossible love between a Catholic and a Protestant in the context of the religious wars that set France ablaze in the sixteenth century, reaching a bloody climax with the St Bartholomew’s day massacre. The 2011 La Monnaie production was a major event, presenting the score in all its extravagance, rich in dramatic contrasts, and altering perceptions of the length of the performance. It helped to usher in a return to the international music scene of ‘French grand opera’, a key musical genre that was omnipresent for much of the nineteenth century. More than a decade after he first offered his vision of the work, the director Olivier Py will bring his influential production back to life with an entirely new cast. Following his success in our production of Robert le diable in 2019, the conductor Evelino Pidò will lead the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra.

Gallery

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Cast
Cast

ConductorEVELINO PIDÒ DirectorOLIVIER PY

Set design & costumesPIERRE-ANDRÉ WEITZ LightingBERTRAND KILLY Chorus masterEMMANUEL TRENQUE

Marguerite de ValoisLENNEKE RUITEN ValentineKARINE DESHAYES UrbainAMBROISINE BRÉ Raoul de NangisENEA SCALA Comte de Saint-BrisNICOLAS CAVALLIER Comte de NeversVITTORIO PRATO De RetzYOANN DUBRUQUE MarcelALEXANDER VINOGRADOV CosséPIERRE DERHET° TavannesVALENTIN THILL ThoréPATRICK BOLLEIRE MéruJEAN-LUC BALLESTRA Dame d’honneur & BohémienneBLANDINE COULON°° Une coryphée & BohémienneMARGAUX DE VALENSART° Maurevert & 3e moineLUCA DALL’AMICO Bois-Rosé & 1er moineMAXIME MELNIK° Un moineEMMANUEL JUNK°° Un valetALAIN-PIERRE WINGELINCKX Deux jeunes filles catholiquesALESSIA BERARDI, MARTA BERETTA Un archer du guetRENÉ LARYEA Un étudiant catholiqueALAIN-PIERRE WINGELINCKX Trois coryphéesALAIN-PIERRE WINGELINCKX, PASCAL MACOU, EMMANUEL JUNK°°

○ MM Laureate
○○ MM Soloist

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
La Monnaie Choral Academy, led by Benoît Giaux

Opéra en cinq actes
Livret d’Eugène Scribe & Émile Deschamps

Premiere Académie Royale de Musique Salle Le Peletier
Paris, 29.2.1836

In co-production with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions, with the support of Taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter

Dates & tickets

Dates & Tickets