Les Huguenots

Music by

Giacomo Meyerbeer


Marguerite de Valois  Lisette Oropesa
Raoul de Nangis  Yosep Kang
Valentine  Ermonela Jaho
Urbain  Karine Deshayes
Marcel  Nicolas Testé
Le Comte de Saint-Bris  Paul Gay
La dame d’honneur  Julie Robard‑Gendre
Une bohémienne  Julie Robard‑Gendre
Cossé, un étudiant catholique  François Rougier
Le Comte de Nevers  Florian Sempey
Tavannes, premier moine  Cyrille Dubois
Méru, deuxième moine  Michal Partyka
Thoré, Maurevert  Patrick Bolleire
Retz, troisième moine  Tomislav Lavoie
Coryphée, une jeune fille catholique, une bohémienne  Élodie Hache
Bois-Rosé, valet  Philippe Do
Un archer du guet  Olivier Ayault
Quatre seigneurs  John Bernard
Quatre seigneurs  Cyrille Lovighi
Quatre seigneurs  Bernard Arrieta
Quatre seigneurs  Fabio Bellenghi


Michele Mariotti


Andreas Kriegenburg

Set Designer

Harald B. Thor


Tanja Hofmann


Andreas Grüter


Zenta Haerter


José Luis Basso


Giacomo Meyerbeer’s visit to Paris in 1825 was to revolutionise opera. By imposing the Grand Opera genre, the composer made History the pivotal theme of 19th century operatic productions. Les Huguenots is a monumental fresco featuring various impossible loves in the context of the Saint Bartholomew Massacre. First performed at the Paris Opera, the work celebrated its centenary there in 1936, after more than a thousand performances, before being stowed in the archives of the Palais Garnier – the “grande boutique”. For its revival, Andreas Kriegenburg places these timeless conflicts of love and religion in an immaculate setting in which the costumes appear yet more flamboyant and the victims’ blood more violently red.


Interview with Lisette Oropesa

Performance History

Lisette has given 0 performances as Marguerite de Valois.