28 March 1903
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
This is the first modern stage production of Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie (see Production ID 9841 for the 1733 première in Paris). The opera includes ballets. It was preceded by a concert performance at the Schola Cantorum in Paris in 1902, organised by Charles Bordes. Following the 1903 production in Geneva, the Paris Opéra staged it on 13 May 1908, the first time since the 1733 première. Among later productions, that at Birmingham University in 1965 led to the earliest near-complete recording of the work (L’Oiseau-Lyre), conducted by Sir Anthony Lewis, with John Shirley-Quirk (Theseus) and Janet Baker (Phaedra) in the cast.
Media of production:
Opera, musical and related genres
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)