Dutch National Touring Opera/O.T. Rotterdam
Assistent conductor: Arnaud Oosterbaan
Composed bij Jean Philip Rameau
Lyrics by Adrien-Joseph Le Valois d’Orville
Based on a play from Jacques Autreau
First première at Versailles on 31 March 1745
Juno is outraged by her husband Jupiter’s constant love affairs. To prove to Juno that her jealousy is unfounded, Jupiter decides to play a trick on her: He begins to court and flatter the nymph Platée who is as narcissistic as she is ugly.
With the help of instrumental tricks Jean-Philippe Rameau’s musical score acoustically makes the most of the comical situations thus being a paradigm of baroque musical humour.
Conductor: Jan Willem de Vriend
Assistant conductor: Arnaud Oosterbaan
Director: Mirjam Koen/Gerrit Timmers
Designer: Carley Everaert
Costume design: Paul van Laak
Lighting: Ton Lutgerink
Eugenie Warnier, Claron Mc. Fadden, Machteld Baumans, Frans Fiselier, Ashly Catling, Harry Nicoll, Philippe Kahn and Vincent Lesage.
Chorus of the Dutch National Opera
The Combattimento Consort Amsterdam
3 januari 2011