La ronde

Philippe Boesmans

Amphithéâtre Bastille - from 02 to 11 November 2017

Photo © Martin Hill

Reigen

Opera in ten scenes

Music
Philippe Boesmans
Fabrizio Cassol
Libretto
Luc Bondy

After Arthur Schnitzler
In German

Conductor
Jean Deroyer
Director
Christiane Lutz
Dirne (La prostituée)
Sarah Shine
Soldat (Le soldat)
Juan de Dios Mateos
Stubenmädchen (La femme de chambre)
Jeanne Ireland
Junger Herr (Le jeune monsieur)
Maciej Kwaśnikowski
Junger Frau (La jeune femme)
Marie Perbost
Marianne Croux
Gatte (Le mari)
Mateusz Hoedt
Süsses Mädchen (La grisette)
Farrah El Dibany
Dichter (Le poète)
Jean-François Marras
Sängerin (La cantatrice)
Sofija Petrovic
Angélique Boudeville
Graf (Le comte)
Danylo Matviienko
Scenography
Christian Tabakoff
Costume design
Natascha Maraval
Lighting design
Daniel Levy
Dramaturgy
Stefan Ulrich

Artistes de l’Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris
Orchestre-Atelier Ostinato

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Come,come,come,come, beautiful angel. Come with me, will tou?

- La prostituée, Scène 1

Based on Arthur Schnitzler’s Reigen (round dance), Philippe Boesmans’ work is structured around ten amorous encounters. From the prostitute who opens and closes the round in the manner of a danse macabre, to the disillusioned and cynical aristocrat, destinies cross paths only to go their separate ways. There is no harmony between the protagonists and no permeability between social classes. Lyrical and acerbic, light and voluptuous, the music perfectly espouses the dialogues, slipping into the gaps within the text to bring out the underlying meaning of this violently powerful erotic human comedy. This new production brings together the singers, instrumentalists and craftsmen in residence at the Paris Opera Academy under the artistic direction of Christiane Lutz and the baton of the conductor Jean Deroyer.

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