Hippolyte et Aricie Study Event

29 June 2013

Study Event

Ebert Room
Saturday 29 June 
10.30am - 1.30pm

Come and discover more about this new production for Festival 2013, Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie, in sessions designed to offer historical context and musical insights to illuminate this great opera.

The study event will be led by members of the Glyndebourne production team and complemented by contributions from expert musicologists.

Tickets for the half day event cost £25 

10.30: Introduction
Cori Ellison, Dramaturg, Glyndebourne
10.40: ‘A French Baroque Decoder: Rameau, Hippolyte
and its genre’
Jeanice Brooks, Professor of Music, University of Southampton
11.30: ‘Phaedra Thorugh the Ages’
Cori Ellison, Dramaturg, Glyndebourne
11.45: Break
12.00: Rameau on Original Instruments
Alison Bury, Violin*
Lisa Beznosiuk, Flute*
Joe McHardy, Harpsichord
* Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
A musician’s-eye-view of Hippolyte et Aricie, demonstrating and discussing aspects of historical performance including tuning, technique, reference pitch and notation; exploring the instruments
themselves and their differences from their modern-day counterparts; and revealing how, in French Baroque vocal music, the text and its interpretation inform the musical choices that instrumentalists make.
12.45: Panel discusson: ‘Bringing Rameau to Life in the 21st Century’
Moderator: Cori Ellison
Jeanice Brooks, Professor of Music
William Christie, Conductor
Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-Soprano
Jonathan Kent, Director


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