Amel Brahim-Djelloul dans Amadigi
Amel Brahim-Djelloul sings the role of Oriana, in Georg Friedrich Haendel's Amadigi, from 12 January to 8 March 2019 in Sénart, CDBM, Paris (Athénée), Opéra de Massy, Maison-Alfort, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Compiègne.
Unfortunately, contrary to what is claimed, lovers are not alone in the world. If Amadigi and Oriana were not so desirable, perhaps they could love each other at will. But, woe to them, they will unleash the fervour of a powerful prince and a sublime witch... Vengeance, plots, singular battles, dark spirits and "the fountain of true love", Handel's opera unleashes the most passionate forces, and makes the most heartbreaking incantations flow. "The large number of strong, even extreme situations contained in this opera eliminates decorative moments in favour of constant tension," says musical director Jérôme Correas. An enlightened expert in 17th and 18th century operatic works, the Paladins' conductor met Bernard Levy for the first time.
The hero, Amadigi, lives with Princess Oriana a shared love. But this double inclination is very badly seen by two jealous people who intend to upset this idyll: the magician Melissa, herself in love with Amadigi, and the Prince of Thrace Dardano, in love with Oriana. Before the lovers can surrender to the bliss of a cloudless love to the sound of pastoral care, they will go through a series of trials to which demons and furies are no strangers and from which they will triumph.
Conductor: Jérôme Correas.
Stage director : Bernard Lévy.
With Rodrigo Ferreira, Aurélia Legay, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Séraphine Cotrez et l’orchestre Les Paladins.
Set design : Alain Lagarde | Lighting : Christian Pinaud | Costumes : Alain Lagarde | Video : Romain Vuillet