Exit the King

In rehearsal with Bo Skovhus — By Laurent Sarazin

Bo Skovhus is singing the title-role in Aribert Reimann’s Lear, presented for the first time in its original version from the 23rd of May at the Palais Garnier. Directed by stage director Calixto Bieito, the Danish colossus delivers a performance combining power with vulnerability. Interpreting the role with skin-deep sensitivity, the baritone turns the distant crownless king into a poignant reminder of our human condition. In this interview carried out at the heart of rehearsals, Bo Skovhus evokes Lear’s character and working with Calixto Bieito.

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