• Richard Cœur de Lion
    Richard Cœur de Lion

Thursday 10 an Friday 11 October 2019, 8pm
Saturday 12 October 2019, 7pm
Sunday 13 October 2019, 3pm
Opéra royal du Château de Versailles

Rémy Mathieu Blondel
Reinoud Van Mechelen Richard
Melody Louledjian Laurette, Amie de Blondel
Marie Perbost Antonio, La Comtesse
Geoffroy Buffière Sir Williams
Jean-Gabriel Saint-Martin Urbain, Florestan, Mathurin
François Pardailhé Guillot, Charles
Cécile Achille Madame Mathurin, Collette

Hervé Niquet Conductor
Marshall Pynkoski Stage director
Jeanette Lajeunesse Zingg Choregrapher
Antoine Fontaine Stage sets
Camille Assaf Costumes
Hervé Gary Lights
Géraldine Moreau-Geoffrey Fighting director

Choir and Orchestra Concert Spirituel

Coproduction Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Le Concert Spirituel, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

With the support of the ADOR (Amis de l'Opéra Royal)

Comic-opera in three acts

"Let's face it, this book is a series of successes at all levels. 
A delightful comic opera whose romance will be on the lips of the whole of France, it is one of the first historical operas with a "rescue" at the heart of the work that will be copied many times during romanticism. It contains scenes of battles, crowds, frantic dances, in a medieval setting so exotic at the end of the 18th century! And no longer about the love stories of spoiled gods or bewitched princesses, but about a moment of history where all social classes are involved.

In short, it is a French musical comedy that will remain in the repertoire until recently. Everything is there: colourful orchestra, distinctive roles, energetic choirs, dramatic efficiency, lightness on a well built structure. This Grétry is a master in the art of capturing an audience. Laughter and emotion are mixed, simplicity and virtuosity. I fear that we will have a lot of fun performing this comic opera, because all the trades are at work, from carpenter to choir member, from dancer to costume designer, from accessoirist to diva. 
A very good show in a historic building. We're going to have fun."

Hervé Niquet