Re Orso - REPORTED IN MAY 2012

Re Orso - REPORTED IN MAY 2012

Marco Stroppa - SPECTACLE REPORTED IN MAY 2012

FAVOLA PER MUSICA by Marco Stroppa
THE SHOW REPORTED IN MAY 2012 : Re Orso

Libretto by Luca Fontana after Arrigo Boito
World premiere on 9 June 2011 REPORTED TO 19 May 2012

Musical direction, Susanna Mälkki
Stage direction, Richard Brunel

Re Orso, Brian Asawa
Le Ver, Monica Bacelli
Oliba, Marisol Montalvo

Ensemble InterContemporain

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In the literary output of composer and librettist Arrigo Boito there is a harsh and mysterious epic poem, Re Orso, published in 1865. The text in lyrical verse of utmost musical refinement recounts the legend of an appalling king, Bear, who reigned over Crete before the year 1000 in the darkest times of our era. Mingling the legendary character of the ancient king of animals with the myth of the Minotaur, Boito elaborates a new cursed figure steeped in crime and excess, awaiting punishment. The composer, researcher and teacher at IRCAM Marco Stroppa picks up this text and writes his first musical drama as a dance of death.

Cast

Musical direction, Susanna Mälkki
Stage direction, Richard Brunel

Re Orso, Brian Asawa
Le Ver, Monica Bacelli
Oliba, Marisol Montalvo
Papiol, buffon, NN

Ensemble InterContemporain

Commande de : l'État français, Opéra Comique, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Ircam-Centre Pompidou, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Françoise et Jean-Philippe Billarant.
Production : Opéra Comique
Co-production : Théâtre de la Monnaie, Ircam-Centre Pompidou

Performance in Italian with French supertitles

With the support of :