Producer: Teatru Manoel Recommended Age: 6+ Venue: Teatru Manoel
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice” (1859 Berlioz revision)
Presented as part of the BOV Performing Arts Season.
Pre-opera talk at 7.15pm
Orphée et Eurydice: Two names that will always belong together. Two people who loved each other even beyond the shadow of death itself.
Music and dance come together in this story of loss and obsession in this new production of “Orphée et Eurydice” (1859 Berlioz revision). Composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck based on the myth of Orpheus and set to a libretto by Jean Louis Molineit features leading local soloists and chorus with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Philip Walsh. Directed by Denise Mulholland.
Re-imagined in the Victorian era, this production promises to be both moving and visually striking.
The concept of resurrection, the fixation about life after death and the contemplation of the mystery of death itself have, since prehistory, obsessed mankind. When this obsession is linked up to the power of Love the result is an immortal mythological tale which has inspired generations of artists, poets and composers to reinterpret. This is the story of the triumph of Love over Death, a story that since Isis and Osiris has triggered so many questions about our own mortality and about ‘what lies beyond’. The fact that Orpheus was a musician is the reason why there exist a great number of operas with variations on the Orpheus theme. From Monteverdi to Offenbach composers sought to give their own version of these primordial legends but none was more universally successful than Christoph Willibald Gluck. Till today Orphee et Eurydice remains his best known and most popular work and as Artistic Director I am delighted that Teatru Manoel will be staging this glorious opera next month: an opera ideally suited to the style and ambience of our beautiful theatre and one which promises to be a visual feast in addition to being a rich emotional adventure.
Orphée et Eurydice: żewġ ismijiet li dejjem imorru flimkien. Żewġ persuni li jinħabbu b’imħabba bla konfini, lil hinn anke mid-dell tal-mewt infisha.
Iż-żfin u l-mużika jiltaqgħu u jingħaqdu f’din l-istorja ta’ telfien u ossessjoni f’din il-produzzjoni ġdida tal-opra Orphée et Eurydice (ir-reviżjoni ta’ Berlioz, 1859) tal-kompożitur Christoph Willibald Gluck. Hija bbażata fuq il-mit ta’ Orfew, b’librett ta’ Ranieri de’ Calzabigi. Jieħdu sehem solisti u kor lokali prinċipali flimkien mal-Orkestra Filarmonika Nazzjonali. Surmast Philip Walsh. Direttur Denise Mulholland.
Interpretata mill-ġdid fil-perjodu Vittorjan, din il-produzzjoni, apparti li se tkun kommoventi, se tkun ukoll waħda li tpaxxi l-għajn.