Orphée et Eurydice (Orpheus and Eurydice)

Orphée et Eurydice (Orpheus and Eurydice)

Ballet national de Marseille (France)

Sunday, 09. November 2014 // 19.30-21.00 Uhr (final night)

    German première

    Transit – between love and death … The singer Orpheus is in despair about the death of his beloved wife Eurydice. Following Amor’s advice, he vanquishes the underworld with his singing and brings Eurydice back to Earth with the help of the mollified furies. However, he breaks the commandment of not looking at her during the return from the Kingdom of the dead and loses her anew. Amor once again takes pity upon them and reunites the lovers for eternity.

    The opera »Orfeo ed Euridice« (»Orpheus and Eurydice«) by the composer Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-87) is one of the most important works for the stage of the 18th century. It received its world première in the Italian version in 1762 in Vienna and premiered in French in Paris in 1774. The work is based on Ovid’s »Metamorphoses«. 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of Gluck’s birth date.

    The well-known choreographer Frédéric Flamand, born in 1946 in Brussels, founded his companies Plan K in 1973 and Charleroi/Danses in 1991. He directed the 1st Biennale danza in Venice in 2003 as well as the International Dance Festival in Cannes in 2011 and 2013. He served as the Artistic director of Ballet national de Marseille and the Academy of dance in Marseille from 2004-14. His piece »Metapolis – Project 972« with the company Charleroi/Danses – Plan K, designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid, was seen at euro-scene Leipzig in 2002.

    Ab 14 Jahre

    28,00 / 24,00 / 18,00 € (erm. 24,00 / 19,00 / 13,00 €)

    In französischer Sprache mit deutscher Übertitelung
    Im Anschluss: Festivalausklang im Festivalcafé Barcelona

    Uraufführung: 13.06.2012, Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Etienne
    Kontakt: www.ballet-de-marseille.com

    Produktion: Ballet national de Marseille
    Koproduktion: Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Etienne / Opéra Royal de Versailles

    Das Gastspiel in Leipzig erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch Institut français d’Allemagne, Berlin und Leipzig Französisches Ministerium für Kultur und Kommunikation – DGCA, Paris.

    HINWEIS: Am 07. Nov., 16.30 Uhr, Film »Orpheus und Eurydike«, Tanzoper von Pina Bausch

    Inszenierung und Choreografie: Frédéric Flamand

    Musik: Christoph Willibald Gluck (Bearbeitung: Hector Berlioz)
    (Einspielung / mit Anne Sofie von Otter, Barbara Hendricks, Brigitte Fournier,
     Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon unter John Eliot Gardiner, EMI Classics 1989)

    Video, Bühnenbild und Kostüme: Hans Op de Beeck

    Lichtdesign: Bertrand Blayo, Frédéric Flamand

    Tänzer: Malgorzata Czajowska, Nonoka Kato, Yoshiko Kinoshita,
     Ji-Young Lee, Kety Louis-Elizabeth, Béatrice Mille,
    Valeria Vellei, Thibault Amanieu, David Cahier, Vito Giotta,
    Gabor Halasz, David Le Thai, Angel Martinez Hernandez,
    Diego Tortelli, Nahimana Vandenbussche, Anton Zvir

    archive 2014

    24th Festival year