Opera Lafayette Acteon Tickets
World famous Pastorale Acteon Opera, which is one of the best known works by Marc-Antoine Charpentier that stands in the form of a small tragedie en musique comprising of six scenes, is now being presented by Opera Lafayette. The latter an American period-instrument group performing works from the eighteenth century opera repertoire along with its precursors, artistic legacies and influences. This piece of opera de chasse is known for being a convincing French classicism performance that will be brought forth in one act, and will bring to life a wonderful semi-staged production directed by Sean Curran, the choreographer who is reputed for his modern style.
Buy Opera Lafayette Acteon Tickets
Opera Lafayette Acteon
Acteon is a story centering on transgression, allegory and transformation, where the ideal pastoral setting changes into a rather poetic landscape of loss, narrated through some of the most exquisitely fascinating choruses and solos by a cast consisting of a chamber ensemble and seven vocalists. Owing to the finesse of Lafayette’s classically French performances, it is no surprise to find Acteon Opera tickets become such a popular favorite among French opera fans.
Acteon Opera was created in the 1684 spring hunting season and was revised later that year when the title role was changed from haute-contre to being a soprano part. The plot of the opera is based on Metamorphoses by Ovid, which is a tale of Acteon, a hunter who stumbles into an unknown region only to discover the beautiful goddess Diana bathing with her maids. Though the hunter tries his best to hide himself, he is soon discovered to the anger of the goddess who transforms him into a stag. Acteon is then pursued, quite tragically, by his own hounds and torn apart. The story is quite similar to the one narrated in the aria from Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, which was performed the first time in 1989.
Opera Lafayette, which is producing the classic Acteon Opera, is based in Washington D.C. and focuses on producing only French operas from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Founded by Ryan Brown in 1995, the company performs at several high-end venues such as Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall of Jazz at Lincoln Center, among others.
The Opera best describes itself as a period-instrument ensemble specializing in the cherished French repertoire, rediscovering masterpieces and creating a legacy of performances. It has received significant critical acclaim alongside a devoted following for its works with internationally renowned vocalists who have a reputation for their classical and baroque operas. As The New York Times puts it, Opera Lafayette has made quite a mark by presenting incredible rarities by the likes of Gretry and Gluck.
The company debuted at the famous Opera Royal de Versailles in February 2012, about which France’s well-known Opera Magazine stated that the Opera’s production should be praised as well as remembered in Versailles’ Annals for its beautiful sets, intelligence of staging, and its brilliant music. Its current board of members comprises of Ryan Brown as artistic director and conductor; Henry Valoris as general manager, Nancy Jo Sinder as the orchestra personnel manager and Joan McFarland as chorus personnel manager. The opera company has done some of the most exciting performances till yet. With its cathartic set, music and ethereally orchestrated symbolic story, Acteon Opera is a performance not to be missed, so get on to booking some cheap Acteon Opera tickets already.
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