About This Show

A close relative to the familiar myth of Semele, Plateee is a character whose self-deception and entrancement places her in the middle of a heartless plot, devised by the gods to cure Juno of her obsessive jealousy over Jupiter and his romantic attachments. Jupiter pretends to fall in love with Plate´e only to abandon her once Juno arrives, proving she has no reason to be jealous.A comic-tragic opera with grand choruses and fabulous dances plays out in a world of glamour and deception. Rameau’s Plate´e is a first for Garsington Opera as we delve into the world of French Baroque opera, made possible by our special partnership with The English Concert. We are thrilled that director Louisa Muller and designer Christopher Oram return after their RPS Award-winning production of The Turn of the Screw, and we welcome conductor and French Baroque specialist Paul Agnew, who makes his Garsington debut. Sung in French with English supertitles.

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Dates: First Preview: 29 May 2024 Final Performance: 30 June 2024