Carmen by Olivier Py
Georges Bizet's 19th-century masterpiece of French opera has constantly been a worldwide success since its laborious creation at the Opera Comique in Paris; to such an extent, in fact, that today it is the most popular opera in the world. Olivier Py is directing it in Lyon just four years after having presented Curlew River by Britten.
Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila
A surprisingly actual opera about the mechanisms of fanaticism: the biblical story of Samson and Dalila is an exemplary illustration of how reconciliation is found wanting in the face of religious and political motives.
Georg Friedrich Händel: Alcina
Alcina is a great musical experience geared to the Baroque curiosity. The highly-acclaimed conductor Marc Minkowski and his Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble revive Handel’s music in an outstanding way.
La Monnaie: Dvořák: Rusalka
Antonín Dvořák’s next to last opera draws its substance from the underwater wonderland of little mermaids, Undines and Melusines: Rusalka, a water nymph, wishes to become human in order to be loved by the young prince.
Donizetti: L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love)
Set in the scenario of a Western Film Production, this is the second directorial work of Rolando Villazón (after his directorial debut in 2011 “Werther”, Lyon).
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