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.
Baden-Baden: Puccini: Manon Lescaut
In this, Puccini's first successful opera, the composer paints a portrait of a woman who has everything, only to lose it because she is incapable of holding on to anything. Likewise Puccini, who identified closely with his heroine, helping himself to many things.
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).
“Procure me the unconditional fulfillment of my every wish for the rest of my life, let me embrace the world – the East and the South, which call out to me –, let me understand completely man’s actions and extend them in unheard-of ways; give me genius, and give me also his suffering, so that I may be happy like no other.” (Ferruccio Busoni)
Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata
The first ever production of La Traviata by Peter Konwitschny of the Graz Opera is a highly-focused, intelligent reading of the music that was widely acclaimed by audiences.
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