Penthesilea - Opéra national du Rhin (2015) - Penthesilea - Opéra national du Rhin (2015)

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World Creation

Commissioned by the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie / De Munt in collaboration with the OnR
Coproduction with the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie / De Munt Brussels
(in Brussels on 31 March 2015)

Opera in 1 prologue, 11 scenes and 1 epilogue by Pascal Dusapin
Libretto by Pascal Dusapin and Beate Haeckl after the play by Heinrich von Kleist

Love and Death are closely linked in Pascal Dusapin's latest opera adapted from Kleist's famous tragedy. In this drama centred on the relationship of attraction-repulsion between the Queen of the Amazons and the Greek hero Achilles at the heart of the Trojan War, he once more finds a text to match his music, imbued with cruel emotions and violent language that had shocked contemporary society. His offering is a sumptuous opportunity to give full rein to the German playwright's prose, who, behind the mythology, once more pleads against all forms of arbitrary behaviour.

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

 

Schedule

September 26, 2015 20:00:00

September 28, 2015 20:00:00

September 30, 2015 20:00:00

October 01, 2015 20:00:00

Casting

Pierre Audi

Franck Ollu

Natascha Petrinsky

Marisol Montalvo

Georg Nigl

Werner Van Mechelen

Eve-Maud Hubeaux

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Penthesilea

Prothoe

Achilleus

Odysseus

Oberpriesterin

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