Hippolyte et Aricie (Hippolytus and Aricia)


Hippolyte, the Prince of Athens and son of Theseus, is in love with the beautiful Aricie. But Aricie has devoted herself to the goddess Diane at her father's command, and sworn herself to chastity.
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Overview


Genre: Opera
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Festival:Grimeborn 2019
Starts: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Closes: Saturday 17 August 2019
Running time:3 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


After the success of Lully's Armide in 2017 and Cavalli's Xerse in 2018, Ensemble OrQuesta return to Grimeborn with Hippolyte et Aricie, Jean-Philippe Rameau's Baroque masterpiece of love, loyalty and obsession.


Performed in French with English surtitles. Accompanied by a baroque ensemble.


Synopsis


Hippolyte, the Prince of Athens and son of Theseus, is in love with the beautiful Aricie.


But Aricie has devoted herself to the goddess Diane at her father's command, and sworn herself to chastity.


As the couple struggle to be together against the odds, Theseus' wife Phaedra finds herself consumed by a forbidden passion for her stepson.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
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London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 13 August 2019

Closes:Saturday 17 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:

Best £25


Standard £22


Value £15


Restricted £12


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Cast


Alexandra Bork - Phèdre

Kathleen Nic Dhiarmada - L'Amour/Œnone/La Grande-Prêtresse de Diane

Oguzhan Engin - Un suivant de l'Amour/Parque

John Holland-Avery - Pluton/Parque

Helen May - Diane

Juliet Petrus - Aricie

Marcio da Silva - Thésée

Oscar Smith - Tisiphone/Parque

Kieran White - Hippolyte


Creatives


Author: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Lyricist: Simon-Joseph Pellegrin
Director: Marcio da Silva
Designer: Christian Hey
Production: Ensemble OrQuesta

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