CARMEN en directes des de ROyal Opera House / CARMEN live from the Royal Opera House


06/03/2018 a les 19:45

Òpera en quatre actes / Four acts Opera


L’ÒPERA CLÀSSICA FRANCESA CREADA PER BIZET I PROTAGONITZADA PER ANNA GORYACHOVA.

Carmen és l’obra més coneguda del compositor francès Georges Bizet i una de les òperes més famoses: números com “La Habanera” i la “Cançó del Torer” han impregnat la consciència popular com molt poques músiques ho han aconseguit.

Una embriagadora combinació de passió, sensualitat i violència, amb un èxit espectacular que va arribar desprès de la mort del seu autor.

Aquesta producció compta amb el nou punt de vista de Barrie Kosky, el director d’escena Australià, que ha creat una producció enormement física. Amb Barrie Kosky, un dels directors d’escena més sol·licitats del món arriba una visió molt allunyada de la tradicional, que incorpora músiques escrites per Bizet, però que no s’escolten habitualment i ofereix una nova veu al personatge central de l’òpera.

THE CLASSIC FRENCH OPERA CREATED BY BIZET AND STARRING ANNA GORYACHIVA AS “CARMEN”

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a farfrom-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.


CENTENARIO DE BERNSTEIN en directes des de Royal Opera House / BERNSTEIN CENTENARY live from the Royal Opera House


27/03/2018 a les 20:15

Ballet en queatre actes / Three acts ballet.


THE ROYAL BALLET CELEBRA EL CENTENARI DEL NAIXIMENTDE LEONARD BERNSTEINAMB UN PROGRAMA MONOGRÀFIC BERNSTEIN DELS COREÒGRAFS WAYNE MCGRGOR, LIAM SCARLETT I CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

Leonard Bernstein fou un dels primers compositors clàssics que va lograr un èxit de crítica i públic als Estats Units. Inspirat pel jazz i el modernisme, influenciat per la música jueva i els musicals de Boradway, moltes partitures de Bernstein s’adeqüen extraordinàriament a la dansa.

El programa inclou dos estrenes mundials del Coreògraf Resident Wayne Mc Gregor i de l’Associat Artístic Christopher Wheeldon, que suposa la primera incursió en Bernstein d’ambdós artistes. Al centre del programa fugura la primera reposició de The Age of Anxiety, de l’Artista Resident Liam Scarlett, creat al 2014 a partir de la Segon Simfonia de Bernstein. Tant la simfonia com el ballet s’inspiren en el magistral poema modernista de W. H. Auden, escrit en resposta a l’ambient de desil·lusió desprès de la II Guerra Mundial.
 

THE ROYAL BALLET CELEBRATES THE CENTENARY OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S BIRTH WITH AN ALL-BERNSTEIN PROGRAMME FROM THE COMPANY’S THREE ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHERS WAYNE MC GREGOR, LIAM SCARLETT I CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.


MACBETH en directes des de Royal Opera House / MACBETH live from the Royal Opera House


04/04/2018 a les 20:15

Òpera en quatre actes / Four acts opera.


L’ÒPERA DE VERDI SOBRE LA TRAGÈDIA DE SHAKESPEARE.

La relació d’amor de Verdi amb les obres de Sakespeare va durar tota la seua vida i va començar amb Macbeth, un obra que considerava “una de les més grans creacions de l’home”. Amb el seu llibreter, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi es va proposar crear “una cosa fóra de lo comú”. El seu èxit queda plasmat en cadascun dels compassos d’una partitura en la que Verdi mostra la seua faceta més teatral: és exemple constant d’energia demoníaca.

La producció és rica en matisos i està tenyida pels colors negre, roig i daurat. Les bruixes són omnipresents agents del destí. La producció inclou la fascinant ària de Lady Macbeth “La luche langue”

VERDI’S OPERA INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE

Verdi's life-long love affair with Shakespeare's works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be 'one of the greatest creations of man'. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create 'something out of the ordinary'. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored. Phyllida Lloyd's 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths' childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera's production uses Verdi's 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth's riveting aria 'La luce langue'.