Hippolyte et Aricie (Rameau), 2013
Jonathan Kent's production of Hippolyte et Aricie which, in his own words, 'strives to appeal to every sense and show audiences how engrossing and musically ravishing French Baroque opera can be'.
Jonathan Kent's five-star production with Ed Lyon (Hippolyte), Christiane Karg (Aricie) and Sarah Connolly (Phèdre). Conductor William Christie leads the Orchestra of the Age Of Enlightenment.
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Photo: Bill Cooper
Hippolyte et Aricie - full opera
When Rameau died in 1764, the Mercure de France concluded its epitaph to him with the words ‘Here lies the God of Harmony’. In many ways he defined 18th-century French music, publishing his widely influential Treaty on Harmony in 1722. He was known as the leading music theorist of his time and as...