Saison passée ? (prévoir header particulier si oui) : Oui

From the house of dead

Opéra Bastille - from 15 November to 02 December 2017

From the house of dead

New show

Opera Leoš Janáček

See performances Subscribe Book Option booking

Personal offers for this show

Opéra Bastille - from 15 November to 02 December 2017

1h40 no interval

Language : Czech

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 18 November 2017

About

In few words:

Condensing the life stories – memories of prison in Silesia – related by Dostoyevsky in his work The House of the Dead, Leoš Janáček composed an opera filled with burning desire and longing. Contagious savagery, cruelty and brutality are exacerbated by the confines of the prison. However, within its concrete walls emerge both tenderness and cruelty at the sight of an injured bird; a multitude of stories and highly personal monologues. Stripped of all artifice, Janáček’s music, in the words of Kundera, brings us above all “radically closer to reality”. With this production, first performed at the Wiener Festwochen in 2007, the Paris Opera pays tribute to Patrice Chéreau.

Performances

In audiodescription

Advantages

Full

In audiodescription

Advantages

Full

Audio clips

Podcast | De la maison des morts - Leoš Janáček

De la maison des morts (From the House of the Dead)- Peter Mattei

De la maison des morts (From the House of the Dead)- Ladislav Elgr

De la maison des morts (From the House of the Dead)- Štefan Margita

Media coverage

  • « Une production intemporelle et inoubliable »

    Antoine Pecqueur, La Terrasse

About the work

Partners

  • With the support of AROP

  • Sponsor of the Paris Opera initiatives for young people and of the avant-premières