Hippolyte et Aricie Festival 2013

Your reviews of the Festival 2013 production

Having loved the Fairy Queen, we had high hopes of Hippolyte et Aricie, especially with William Christie and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Possibly helped by our second row seats, last Wednesday’s Hippolyte et Aricie, but we were thrilled. We absolutely loved it. All of it. Willaim Christie, Rameau’s music including the continuo and the flautists, the set designs, the soloists, chorus, choreography and the dancers, lighting, everything.

Very well done to the whole team.

Anonymous 8th July 2013

The performance was spectacular, but was it opera, ballet or a musical? The costumes were truly sensational, the music beautifully played, the staging glorious, only the surtitles were sparse almost beyond imagination.

Eva Green 6th July 2013

Saw Hippolyte et Aricie last evening and loved it. Wonderful production – great fun and tragic as well. When will it be on DVD or Blueray please? I will buy it as soon as it is released.

F.Pyne 4th July 2013

Hippolyte et Aricie was wonderful. What a fine tribute to Rameau. The hunting scene, with all those braying horns, followed by Phèdre’s lament proved a fitting climax to the tragic section of this opera. William Christie has done it again at Glyndebourne and this beats most things I have seen on the stages in London this year. I remember also with great affecrion his Rodelinda, Fairy Queen and Giulio Cesare – the latter with the magnificent Sarah Connolly (who was Phèdre tonight Wednesday 3 June).

bluepumpkin 4th July 2013