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From September 14 to October 15, 2016, Palais Garnier presents Eliogabalo, a baroque opera composed by Francesco Cavalli.
Cavalli was born on February 14th, 1602, at Crema, a city in northern Italy. He started his career as a soprano at St Mark’s Basilica, in Venice, at the age of 14. Then, he progressed gradually to become second organist, in 1639, and then, first organist, in 1665. Three years after that he succeeded to become maestro di cappella. However, he was best-known for his operas, with Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo being his first opera.
Eliogabalo was originated from the story of Heliogabalus, the Roman emperor who reigned the Roman Empire from 218 until 222. It is written in Italian, with a libretto to an unknown librettist.
Eliogabalo will be performed at Palais Garnier under the conduction of the Argentinian conductor who’s best known for being specialized in baroque music, Leonardo García Alarcón, with Thomas Jolly directing.
Guests staying at our hotel Louvre Marsollier Opera Paris are at a walking distance from Palais Garnier.
Interested in attending this new performance of Cavalli’s Eliogabalo? Hurry up and book your ticket before it’s too late. The seats are limited. 😉
Eliogabalo Franco Fagioli
Alessandro Cesare Paul Groves
Giuliano Gordio Valer Sabadus
Flavia Gemmira Nadine Sierra
Atilia Macrina Mariana Flores
Anicia Eritea Elin Rombo
Lenia Emiliano Gonzalez Toro
Nerbulone, Tiferne Scott Conner
Zotico Matthew Newlin