Cycle
Camille Saint-Saëns, the one-man band

Déjanire

Tragédie lyrique in four acts, music by Camille Saint-Saëns, libretto by the composer and Louis Gallet (from a tragedy of the same name by Louis Gallet), premiered at the Théâtre de Monte-Carlo on 14 March 1911.
Opera
Déjanire was conceived as an outdoor theatrical production for the Béziers Arena in 1898. Completely rewritten as a grand opéra for Monte Carlo in 1911, the score shows Saint-Saëns at the height of his stylistic powers: rich harmonies and orchestral opulence colour Hercules’ progress to his mortal agony.

Dates

Sun 13 December 2020
18.00
Prinzregententheater, Munich

Performers

CHOR DES BAYERISCHEN RUNDFUNKS
MÜNCHNER RUNDFUNKORCHESTER
Stefan Blunier conductor
Déjanire Véronique Gens
Hercule Michele Angelini
Iole Chantal Santon-Jeffery
Philoctète Boris Pinkhasovich
Phénice Marie Gautrot

Programme

Déjanire by Camille SAINT-SAËNS
Concert performance
Production Münchner Rundfunkorchester
In collaboration with the Palazzetto Bru Zane
World premiere recording for the ‘French opera’ series - Bru Zane Label
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