JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU
HIPPOLYTE et ARICIE
Sunday, February 2, 2014— 2:30pm
in french with english surtitles
250th commemorative anniversary of rameau's death.
The opera’s main characters are all taken from classic Greek mythology. Hippolyte is the son of Theseus, the legendary founding king of Athens and the stepson of Phaedra, Theseus’ second wife. Hippolyte is in love with Aricie. Theseus has taken her captive, and she and Hippolyte have fallen in love. The innocence of Hippolyte is tragically revealed only after his perceived death and Phaedra’s demise.
With Kevin Mallon and the Aradia Ensemble.
Kevin Mallon, Conductor
Aradia Ensemble, Orchestra
Guillermo Silva-Marin, Dramatic Advisor
Robert Cooper, Chorus Director
Colin Ainsworth as Hippolyte
Meredith Hall as Aricie
Allyson McHardy as Phèdre
Alain Coulombe as Thésée
Max van Wyck as Pluton
Edward Larocque as Mercure
Benjamin Covey as Tisiphone
Vania Chan as Une Bergère / Une Chasseresse / Diane
Keenan Viau as 1st Parque
Janaka Welihinda as 2nd Parque
Domenico Sanfilippo as 3rd Parque