It has long been believed that it would be impossible to get out of his head the magic’s poetic le Bourgeois gentilhomme how Vincent Dumestre and Benjamin Lazar. In 2005, the head of the Poème Harmonique and the founder of the theatre of Doubting, sharing a passion for the French baroque, and the interpretation of “historically informed”, had delivered, already under the golds of Versailles, a version that fit date. Lighting the candle, gestural, baroque, painted canvas, declamation to the former… And a complex equilibrium between theatre and music that helped to transcend the only historical curiosity.
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Then there was the version richly decorated, enhanced with costumes by Christian Lacroix and a comical situation is highly fast paced, Denis Podalydès, associated to the opportunity for the cellist Christophe coin, before Paris, and then Versailles. For his third resurrection at the royal Opera house, this time under the guise of the colorful Jérôme Deschamps that will Mr. Jordan, in a version that will undoubtedly be the most fanciful of the three, driven by the management no less theatrical Marc Minkowski, and the young soloists of the Academy of musicians of the Louvre.
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The Bourgeois gentleman, Opéra royal, Château de Versailles (78). From 19 to 23 June.
Tel: 01 30 83 78 89. Places: from 38 to 140 €.