The Golden Cockerel - La Monnaie (2016) - Le Coq d'Or - La Monnaie (2016)

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Coproduction Teatro Real de Madrid 2017, Opéra national de Lorraine (Nancy) 2017

‘A beautiful song – a shame that it shows such disrespect to the Mayor!’ This remark from the score of The Golden Cockerel highlights the delicious ambiguity of this work. Principally inspired by Washington Irving and Pushkin, Rimsky-Korsakov called on the talents of Vladimir Belsky, an author of other libretti of a fairy-tale, legendary nature and an expert on Russian folk literature. The composer, a genius at orchestration, has given us sparkling music, with oriental touches, that creates fully rounded characters. This is the perfect occasion for Alain Altinoglu to direct his first opera in his new role as Music Director of La Monnaie. After the success of his Don Quichotte and Cendrillon, Laurent Pelly returns to La Monnaie to stage this exuberant political satire, an adventure in unrestrained rhythm. More than a century has passed since its first performance, yet the opera has lost none of its boisterous sarcasm.

More information is available on the official website of the opera house.

Schedule

December 13, 2016 20:00:00

December 14, 2016 20:00:00

December 16, 2016 20:00:00

December 18, 2016 15:00:00

December 20, 2016 14:00:00

December 21, 2016 20:00:00

December 22, 2016 20:00:00

December 23, 2016 20:00:00

December 27, 2016 20:00:00

December 28, 2016 20:00:00

December 30, 2016 15:00:00

Casting

Laurent Pelly

Alain Altinoglu

Pavlo Hunka

Alexey Tikhomirov

Alexey Dolgov

Konstantin Shushakov

Alexander Vassiliev

Agnes Zwierko

Alexander Kravets

Venera Gimadieva

Sheva Tehoval

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Tzar Dodon

Tzar Dodon

Tzarevich Guidon

Tzarevich Afron

General Polkan

Amelfa

Astrologer

Little Golden Cockerel

Little Golden Cockerel

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