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01.03.2023 to 01.03.2023 - Halle E+G



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wed, 01.03.2023
19.00 h

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Tragédie Lyrique in One Prologue and Five Acts

Libretto by Philippe Quinault

At the court of the Sun King all the available art forms were expected to join together in praise of the monarchy: in the "tragédies lyriques" song, poetry, dance and spectacular sets merged to form an artistic synthesis. At the premiere of "Thésée", for example, flying demons or an enchanted banquet not only became highlights of the action on stage but were above all transformed into an acoustically spectacular experience by Jean-Baptiste Lully’s colourful music. The varied score features virtuoso trumpet fanfares, but also ardent poetry: the perfect piece for Christophe Rousset and his ensemble Les Talens Lyriques. The plot centres on the war hero Theseus who, however, finds himself embroiled not so much in military conflicts but romantic ones with Princess Aegle and the sorceress Medea.

Concert performance

In French with German surtitles

Introduction to the work 30 min before the performance

Tickets: Thésée

Halle E+G


Halle E + G BetriebsgesmbH
Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 524 33 21-0



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