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Donizetti's La Favorite

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, February 7 - 17, 2013.

Photographs © Vincent Pontet/WikiSpectacle, courtesy of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées


Photographs from a new production of La Favorite, which, unfortunately, suffered a number of latish changes as well as illness in the run up to the first night. Francis Carlin from the (February 13) was not impressed subtitling his review with "This may not be Donizetti’s best opera but Valérie Nègre’s misfortune-dogged production does it no favours".  His general dissatisfaction was echoed by Didier van Moere on Concerto Net .


The Team

Direction - Paolo Arrivabeni

Mise en scène - Valérie Nègre

Scénographie - Andrea Blum

Dramaturgie - Guillaume Poix

Costumes - Aurore Popineau

Chorégraphie - Sophie Tellier

Lumière - Bertrand Couderc


Leonor di Gusmán - Alice Coote

Fernand - Marc Laho

Alphonse XI - Ludovic Tézier

Balthazar - Carlo Colombara

Don Gaspar - Loïc Felix

Inès - Judith Gauthier


Orchestre National de France

Chœur de Radio France / Chœur du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées -  direction Lucie Deroïan


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Fernand and Balthasar



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Leonor and Alphonse



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Alphonse, Fernand and Leonor



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Ines and Leonora



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