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Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore

After the success of Rigoletto, Verdi called on librettist Salvadore Cammarano in 1851 for his new opera Il Trovatore, based on the eponymous play by Spanish playwright Antonio García Gutiérrez. Verdi takes us to 15th century northern Spain to witness the tragic destiny of those under the control of the gypsy Azucena, who seeks to [...]

Lulu

Lulu

The nuptials of eros and thanatos unveil their irresistible attraction in this second opera of Alban Berg who, following Wozzeck, describes the sometimes bright and often bestial intensity of human relations. Intoxicatingly enigmatic and deadly for those close to her, Lulu’s secret goes with her unto death. From the folly of love to the humiliation [...]

VIRTUOSITÉ BAROQUE

VIRTUOSITÉ BAROQUE

Joyful, warm, demanding : this is how Jean-Philippe Sarcos, describes the Palais royal which combines a period instrument orchestra with a professional choir. Its name evokes the elegance and the glittering musical life of the European courts of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. With his ensemble, the conductor, works passionately to restore to works [...]

ELEKTRA – CHÉREAU – SALONEN – AIX (DVD)

ELEKTRA – CHÉREAU – SALONEN – AIX (DVD)

Last production staged by Patrice Chéreau, this « Elektra » will remain as the main and most striking lyrical event of these last years in Aix-en-Provence. In 1903, Richard Strauss attended a performance of Elektra, a play by the Viennese poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal based on the tragedy by Sophocles. Three years later, Strauss came to an [...]

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