L’infedeltà delusa

Franz Joseph Haydn

Richard Brunel has approached this burlesque farce as a tale of cruelty and power struggles, gracing it with new depths and a tragic background, without foregoing moments of pure comedy.

Le Monde

Spirited theatrical games and droll bouts of cross-dressing are guaranteed to make this court opera into a good time of popular entertainment.

Le Monde

Haydn’s L’Infedelta Delusa, interpreted in the yard of the Hôtel Maynier in Oppède by the Académie Européenne de Musique, has delighted both critics and audiences.

Le Monde

Richard Brunel, an incomparable director of actors, now establishes himself as a master of screwball comedy.


Infedelta delusa” is an explosive little ball of talent.

Libre Belgique

A skilful direction and an unquestionable sense of drama – Everything clicks.

Forum opera

Richard Brunel’s lively and frequently humorous staging underlines the harshness of social relations in the countryside.

Le devoir

An exceptionally dazzling mise-en-scène.


L’infedeltà delusa (Deceit Outwitted)
Franz Joseph Haydn

Burletta per musica in two acts.

Libretto Marco Coltellini

Music director Jérémie Rhorer
Director Richard Brunel
Set designer Anouk Dell’Aiera and Céline Perrigon
Costume designer Marianne Delayre
Lighting designer David Debrinay
Dramaturg Catherine Ailloud-Nicolas
Assistant director Grégoire Aubert

Produced by Festival international d’Aix-en-Provence, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, MusikFest – Bremen, Opéra de Toulon Provence Méditerranée, Opéra national de Lille, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Teatro Calderon – Valladolid, Theatro Arriaga Bilbao, Les 2 scènes – Besançon, Oldenburgishes Staatstheater- Oldenburg.


Claire Debono/ Eduarda Melo,
Irina Kringelborn/Mari Eriksmoen,
Yves Saelens/Ian Paiton,
James Eliott/Julian Prégardien,
Andreas Wolff/Thomas Tatzl

Orchestra Le Cercle de l’Harmonie
Harpsichord François Guerrier