"Hippolyte et Aricie" by Jean-Philippe Rameau
At the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin
Encounters between the gods and mere mortals often raise tensions and lead to unpredictable outcomes. Hippolyte and Aricie, the couple in Rameau’s tragédie lyrique, experience the power of the gods at first hand through the intervention of Diana and Pluto. Reason is powerless in the face of tormented souls and uncontrollable emotions.