Few nights at the opera will be as rewarding as this one.- The Arts Desk
Director Jonathan Kent
Conductor William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Cast Ed Lyon, Christiane Karg, Sarah Connolly, Stéphane Degout
In our first-ever staging of an opera by Rameau, director Jonathan Kent presents a production which, in his own words, ‘strives to appeal to every sense and show audiences how engrossing and musically ravishing French Baroque opera can be’. Rameau’s inventive take on Racine’s great tragedy Phèdre is brought to life by Paul Brown’s colourful and elegant designs and Ashley Page’s playful choreography. Ed Lyon and Christiane Karg give captivating performances as the titular young lovers, while Sarah Connolly, makes a welcome return.
Running time 187 minutes
Format All regions
Subtitles English, French, Dutch and Korean