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Video streamed event and on demand: Moïse et PharaonNew production

Watch online on www.arte.tvRecorded at Théâtre de l'Archevêché, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Tuesday 12 July 202221:30
On demand until Tuesday 11 July 2023 23:59Festival: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Performers
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Michele MariottiConductor
Tobias KratzerDirector
Rainer SellmaierSet Designer, Costume Designer
Bernd PurkrabekLighting Designer
Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon
Chœurs de l'Opéra de Lyon
Manuel BraunVideo Artist
Michele PertusiBassMoïse
Adrian SâmpetreanBassPharaon
Jeanine De BiqueSopranoAnaï
Pene PatiTenorAménophis
Vasilisa BerzhanskayaMezzo-sopranoSinaïde
Géraldine ChauvetMezzo-sopranoMarie
Mert SüngüTenorEliézer
Edwin Crossley-MercerBaritoneOsiride, the High Priest, A mysterious voice
Jeroen VerbruggenChoreography

We never stop rediscovering Rossini’s inexhaustible genius and its multiple facets! When Egyptomania was at its height, the French made Rossini their idol and he decided to adapt one of his Neapolitan operas, thus aiming to conquer the Paris Opera. Moses and Pharaoh tells the story of the Hebrew’s departure from Egypt, which climax is the famous crossing of the Red Sea. It is a spectacular grand opera punctuated by plagues and miracles: a work of unique greatness and dramatic power with striking chorus orchestration and demonstrative vocality; a work which fascinated Stendhal and Balzac in their time. Prestigious newcomers are part of this first presentation at the Festival d’Aix: the great specialist of the Italian 19th century Michele Mariotti conducts a very promising cast dominated by Michele Pertusi’s legendary Moses. The multiple award-winner Tobias Kratzer – known for his intelligent rereadings – reminds us of the complex realities of today’s Mediterranean world, between realism and utopia.

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