• Flûte enchantée - copyright Shlemil
    Flûte enchantée - copyright Shlemil
  • Flûte enchantée - copyright Shlemil
    Flûte enchantée - copyright Shlemil
  • Flûte enchantée - copyright Shlemil
    Flûte enchantée - copyright Shlemil
  • Flûte enchantée - copyright Shlemil
    Flûte enchantée - copyright Shlemil
  • Flûte enchantée - copyright Shlemil
    Flûte enchantée - copyright Shlemil

Friday 10 January 2020, 8pm
Saturday 11 January 2020, 7pm
Sunday 12 January 2020, 3pm
Tuesday 14 January 2020, 8pm
Opéra royal du Château de Versailles

Florie Valiquette Pamina
Mathias Vidal Tamino
Marc Scoffoni Papageno
Chantal Santon-Jeffery La Reine de la Nuit
Tomislav Lavoie Sarastro
Pauline Feracci Papagena
Olivier Trommenschlager Monostatos
Suzanne Jerosme Première Dame
Marie Gautrot Deuxième Dame
Mélodie Ruvio Troisième Dame
Matthieu Lécroart L’Orateur
Matthieu Chapuis Premier Prêtre, Homme en armure
Jean-Christophe Lanièce Deuxième Prêtre, Homme en armure

Hervé Niquet Conductor
Cécile Roussat, Julien Lubek Stage director, scenography, lights
Sylvie Skinazi Costumes
Élodie Monet Assistan stage sets
Marco Gingold Assistant lights

Choir and Orchestra Concert Spirituel

Coproduction Royal Opera / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera of Avignon

Mozart in French

In 1791 at the Theater auf der Wieden, in a suburb of Vienna, Mozart gave the premiere of his Singspiel Die Zauberflöte. Emanuel Schikaneder's libretto, which also directs the production in his own theatre, aims to speak to a popular audience in his own language. Thanks to the dramatic and dreamlike qualities of the work, and Mozart's brilliant music, it has surpassed 100 performances in one year, and its success has grown to this day.

But to excite young and old, music lovers and novice audiences alike, Mozart and Schikaneder's asset was to speak to the audience in their own language - and not in Italian as in court opera. This is what this new production offers, in an entirely French version, directed by Cécile Roussat and Julien Lubeck (remember their splendid Dido and Aeneas by Purcell) and directed by Hervé Niquet with a team of soloists fully invested in their roles as singer-actors: and flute then, to give even more strength to Mozart's masterpiece, here is La Flûte in French !

La Flûte enchantée par Julien Lubek et Cécile Roussat