Iolanta - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2015) - Iolanta - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2015)

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  • Production title :Iolanta - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2015)
  • Creation date :2015
  • Work - Composer :Iolanta - Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
  • Opera house :Grand Théâtre de Provence

Description

Coproduction with the Teatro Real Madrid (2012)

With Perséphone in second part

Between Iolanta and Persephone, between Tchaikovsky’s tormented soul and Stravinsky’s shrewd virtuosity, there is a secret kinship. That is Peter Sellar’s intuition at least, who will be directing both plays for a double-bill performance. Tchaikovsky’s single act opera, with its poignant shimmering music, tells the story of King René’s blind daughter who is held secluded, far away from the world of men, and how she is eventually cured by the love a young knight. Stravinsky’s melodrama, based on a text by André Gide, dramatises how Demeter’s daughter is confronted with despair in Hades’ underworld until she discovers compassion. After the stylised and grand tableaux that he conceived for Romantic opera, Peter Sellars has created a production unlike any other, where Cambodian dancers will perform, eliciting both trance and revelation.

More information is available on the festival's official website.

Schedule

July 05, 2015 19:00:00

July 11, 2015 19:00:00

July 14, 2015 19:00:00

July 17, 2015 19:00:00

July 19, 2015 19:00:00

Casting

Peter Sellars

Teodor Currentzis

Sir Willard White

Diana Montague

Maria Bochmanova

Karina Demurova

Vasily Efimov

Ekaterina Scherbachenko

Dmitry Ulyanov

Arnold Rutkowski

Maxim Aniskin

Pavel Kudinov

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Ibn-Hakia

Marta

Brigitta

Laura

Almeric

Iolanta

René

Comte Vaudémont

Robert

Bertrand

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