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Teatro Real: Igor Stravinsky: Perséphone


Perséphone "an ideal of beauty, poetry and hope” forms this new production in Madrid from the Teatro Real. In this work the progression from darkness to light acts as an initiation rite that completely transforms the existential attitude of the leading character.

Perséphone has only one singer, the priest Eumolpus, who functions largely as a narrator. The orchestral writing is melodious, with a solo woodwind or brass instrument often presenting an arresting, even jaunty theme over a simple rhythmic accompaniment.


Production Notes

  • Theatre Company
  • Teatro Real
  • Parental rating
  • Parental rating information not available.
  • Duration
  • 59 min
  • Original language
  • French
  • In theaters
  • No
  • Category / Genre
  • Opera

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