Celebrating french music

In conversation with Vello Pähn

By Coline Delreux 17 January 2020

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With this program joining Claude Debussy’s and Maurice Ravel’s works, the Paris Opera celebrates two of the most illustrious French composers of the 20th century. Guided by a endless fascination for the relationship between movement and music, choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker takes up Prélude à l’après‑midi d’un faune with the dancers of the Rosas Company. Then, the singers of the Paris Opera Academy will interpret L’Enfant et les sortilèges, a major work by Ravel, staged by Richard Jones and Antony McDonald. Between two rehearsals, Estonian Conductor Vello Pähn discusses on the musical specificities and techniques of these two pieces and explains us the challenges behind this unique performance. 

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