Opera and the French Revolution

from Opera Lafayette. Tickets: $20.00 - $110.00

With the French Revolution raging in the streets, how did the artistic milieu of Paris react? Opera Lafayette explores operas that held the stage in the 1790s and reflect the tumultuous emotions of the period. Opera and the French Revolution, a fully-staged program featuring The Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus, sets three dramatic scenes from classical Greek tragedies: 

Sapho by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini (a modern premiere)

Médée by Luigi Cherubini

Œdipe à Colone by Antonio Sacchini


“… a delighted audience had Opera Lafayette to thank for presenting a rarity in such a beguilingly simple production … a winning cast.” - Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, May 2015


Nathalie Paulin, Sapho/Médée/Antigone

Antonio Figueroa, Phaon/Jason

Javier Arrey, Œdipe/Stesichore

Sophie Junker, Cleis/Neris


The Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus

Ryan Brown, conductor

Miřenka Čechová, director

Martin Špetlik, lighting design

Petr Bohac, set design


Opera Lafayette presents a pre-performance discussion one hour prior to the performance.

Opera and the French Revolution is approximately one hour and forty-five minutes with one intermission


Sponsored By:

Opera Lafayette

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