L'Opera Seria - La Monnaie (2016) - L'Opera Seria - La Monnaie (2016)

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Venue: Cirque Royal
Due to the renovation of the theatre, most of the season will be played "extra muros".

There’s No Business Like Show Business

‘It was from the brain of a demon that the notion emerged of opera as the scourge of mankind.’ Gassmann’s 1769 opera is a comic narrative that aims its fire at opera seria. In this parody, Gassmann was responding to a popular trend in the second half of the 18th century. Together with Calzabigi, he presents an opera company that has only one day to prepare an opera for the stage. But with performers who are only interested in their own ‘moment of glory’ and a composer and a librettist who are at daggers drawn, a positive outcome is by no means assured. And at the end it turns out that the impresario has run off with the night’s takings: ‘Oh Teatro! Oh mestier maledetto!’ La Monnaie is entering into the spirit of this work. And so is René Jacobs, who recently rediscovered the score. We are still waiting to find out who will direct and who will do the sets, costumes, and lighting. Long live the unexpected!

More information is available on the opera house's official website.

Schedule

February 09, 2016 19:30:00

February 10, 2016 19:30:00

February 11, 2016 19:30:00

February 12, 2016 19:30:00

February 14, 2016 15:00:00

February 16, 2016 19:30:00

Casting

René Jacobs

Marcos Fink

Pietro Spagnoli

Thomas Walker

Mark Milhofer

Alex Penda

Robin Johannsen

Sunhae Im

Nikolay Borchev

Magnus Staveland

Dominique Visse

Rupert Enticknap

Work's characters list

Conductor

Fallito

Delirio

Sospiro

Ritornello

Stonatrilla

Smorfiosa

Porporina

Passagallo

Bragherona

Befana

Caverna

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