From December 13th until the 29th, the Grand Théâtre de Genève presents a masterpiece of the Enlightenment, Les Indes galantes, a sparkling entertainment. Rameau’s famous opera-ballet reveals our humanity between dance and music in a splendid decor. A signature cocktail and chocolate delicacies will awaken all your senses during a night out at the Opera.
When Jean-Philippe Rameau composed Les Indes galantes in 1735, most faraway shores were known as “The Indies” and “gallantry” in the opera’s title has more to do with things erotic than simply holding the door open for ladies. Exotic and erotic adventures are the common theme of this opéra-ballet, whose vocal parts are liberally laced with dance numbers.
For the first ever staging of a Rameau opera in its history, the Grand Théâtre of Geneva has called on US-born director Lydia Steier, who made the headlines with her Magic Flute at the Salzburg festival in 2018. She will raise the curtain on a conflict between the adepts of free libertine love and the proponents of much stricter morals, that takes place in different countries with devastating consequences until there is nothing more to do except work together on a new community of nations.
Orchestrated by the Grand Théâtre, a few surprises are to be expected during your night out at the Opera: a cocktail signature by Bottle Brothers made of coffee and a chocolate pop-up store and tasting from Paganel who collaborated with Boreal to come up with an exotic selection for this event.
And if this is your first time at the Big Théâtre, this season, seat prices start at CHF 17.- at full price, thanks to a new partnership with La Mobilière.
The Fonjallaz family has settled in the Lavaux vineyard in the 16th century. Patrick, the 13th generation, is the current owner and continues to grow this exceptional heritage. Ladies & gents, the Clos de la République awaits you on-site or online.
On the occasion of the 19th Wright Colloquia for science, a sound and light show on the theme of The Art of Maths will take place at the Uni Bastions, park side, from October 28 to November 22, 2020. Free Admission but obviously masked.
The Grand Théâtre de Genève opens the season 2020-21 with La Cenerentola, which was cancelled in May 2020 due to the pandemic. Composed - in a record time - by Rossini and directed by Laurent Pelly, Cinderella is waiting for you from Sept. 14th until the 26th. You’ll eventually find out if there are any princes left in Geneva…