Les Indes galantes

Contemporary Baroque

Interview with Leonardo García Alarcón

By Konstantinos Aspiotis 15 October 2019


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A recognised specialist in the Italian and French Baroque repertoire, Leonardo García Alarcón is currently conducting Les Indes galantes at the Opéra Bastille, at the head of his Cappella Mediterranea Orchestra. The production is the first Baroque work to be performed in this auditorium, offering a striking encounter between the world of Baroque opera and contemporary urban cultures. The Swiss-Argentinian conductor talks about his close collaboration with stage director Clément Cogitore and choreographer Bintou Debélé, the challenges overcome during the creation of the production as well as his vision of the place of Baroque opera in contemporary staging.

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