• Ile du rêve
    Ile du rêve

Sunday 26 January 2020, 7pm
Munich, Prinzregententheater

Hélène Guilmette, Soprano
Ludivine Gombert, Soprano
Anaïk Morel, Mezzo-Soprano
Artavazd Sargsyan, Tenor
Cyrille Dubois, Tenor
Thomas Dolié, Baritone

Le Concert Spirituel, Choir
Munich Radio Orchestra
Hervé Niquet, Direction


A collection of art songs with orchestra by Hahn, Massenet and Fauré will be performed before the first part of L’Île du rêve.

Éditions musicales Alphonse Leduc
En collaboration avec le Palazzetto Bru Zane
En collaboration avec l’Orchestre de la Radio de Munich et le Chœur du Concert Spirituel
Enregistrement pour la collection « Opéra français » – BRU ZANE

A polynesian Idyll in three acts

L’île du rêve, the Island of Dreams: That is Tahiti – and also the setting for Reynaldo Hahn’s opera, which was first performed in 1898. Only the here and now counts in this place of longing. For the star-crossed love between the European officer Loti and the native Mahénu has no future. An exotic paradise is expressed in the most subtle tonal colours. This is French fin de siècle in its purest form! Songs by Hahn and his teacher Jules Massenet complete the programme.