Royal College of Music - Les Fêtes d'Hébé Reviews
15 April 2021

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Les Fêtes d'Hébé

Royal College of Music


No. of reviews: 10

This ambitious production offered visual and aural enjoyment
10 Apr 17 / Opera Today
Rameau’s music is beautiful and plangent at times but his mythological subject matter is not involving
9 Apr 17 / Express
Jonathan Williams is one of the top Rameau experts in the country – and it showed
8 Apr 17 / Valeria Vescina
Les Fêtes d'Hébé is an unconvincing, unexceptional opéra-ballet
8 Apr 17 / Telegraph
Lebrun’s rather basic choreography proves curate’s-eggish
8 Apr 17 / Independent
Rameau wanted to charm and delight, and this succeeds
8 Apr 17 / The Guardian
This charming production erfectly captured the élan of the original
7 Apr 17 / The Times
A production of Rameau’s opera that was a pleasing example of European co-operation
7 Apr 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
A for effort, but mixed achievement for an ambitious Les fêtes d'Hébé
7 Apr 17 / Bachtrack
Performances of Rameau's operas remain scarce, especially in the UK
7 Apr 17 / Classical Source
Rameau’s Les Fêtes d’Hébé: making a song and dance about it
It’s taken almost 300 years for the French composer’s genre-crossing opéra-ballet to come to the UK, with a Royal College of Music staging opening tomorrow. Why the wait?
Production details
Cast
Texier, Gonzalez, Penfold, Gonzalez, Marras, de Dios mateos, Timoshenko, Kumiega
(c) Williams (d) Lebrun
Performance dates
5, 6 April 2017
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