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Christian Kleiner

Nationaltheater Mannheim

Introduction to Hippolyte et Aricie

Introductions | Rameau

Director Lorenzo Fioroni and conductor Bernhard Forck shed light on the genesis of Hippolyte et Aricie, Jean-Philippe Rameau's first opera composed in a time of upheaval. Set between the Ancien Régime and the Revolution, the opera is equal parts formalist and groundbreaking, a balancing act for which the Mannheim premiere finds spectacular visual and musical forms of expression.

The full performance is no longer available but other material about the production can be found here.