Hippolyte et Aricie


Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie opera to a libretto by Simon-Joseph Pellegrin. Directed 2018 by Aletta Collins at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Stars Anna Prohaska (Aricie), Reinoud Van Mechelen (Hippolyte), Magdalena Kožená (Phèdre), Gyula Orendt (Thésée), Elsa Dreisig (Diane), Adriane Queiroz (Œnone), Sarah Aristidou (La Grande Prêtresse de Diane/Une Matelote), Slávka Zámečníková (Une Chasseresse), Serena Sáenz (Une Bergère), Peter Rose (Pluton/Jupiter), Roman Trekel (Tisiphone), Michael Smallwood (Mercure), Linard Vrielink (Première Parque), Arttu Kataja (Deuxième Parque), and Jan Martinik (Troisième Parque). Features dancers Bruna Diniz Afonso, Ema Jankovic, Patricia Langa, Sophia Preidel, Casia Vengoechea, Yuri Fortini, Daniel Hay-Gordon, Alessandro Marzotto Levy, Will Thompson, Po-Nien Wang, and Victor Villarreal. Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Freiburger Barockorchester and the Staatsopernchor (Chorus Master Martin Wright). Stage design, lighting design and costumes by Ólafur Elíasson; choreography by Aletta Collins; light by Olaf Freese; dramaturgy by Detlef Glese. Directed for TV by Andreas Morell. Sung in French. Released 2019, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Here’s a trailer from the Staatsoper Unter den Linden: