Il primo omicidio

Alessandro Scarlatti

Palais Garnier - from 22 January to 23 February 2019

Photo © Evergon

Il Primo Omicidio overo Cain

Oratorio in six voices (1707)

Music
Alessandro Scarlatti
Libretto
Anonyme
Conductor
René Jacobs
Director
Romeo Castellucci
Caino
Kristina Hammarström
Abel
Olivia Vermeulen
Eva
Birgitte Christensen
Adamo
Thomas Walker
Voce di Dio
Benno Schachtner
Voce di Lucifero
Robert Gleadow
Set design
Romeo Castellucci
Costume design
Romeo Castellucci
Lighting design
Romeo Castellucci
Artistic collaboration
Silvia Costa
Dramaturgy
Christian Longchamp

Coproduction with the Staatsoper Unter Den Linden, Berlin and the Teatro Massimo, Palerme
B’Rock Orchestra

In italian
French and English surtitles

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The murder of Abel by his brother Cain is one of those subjects that fascinated a century preoccupied by theological matters. That first murder was to engender all humanity and cast the ambiguous figure of Cain in the role of the father of civilisation. In the wake of Moses und Aron, stage director Romeo Castellucci returns to the Paris Opera with this oratorio, exploring its metaphysical dimension and the role of evil within the divine plan. Scarlatti’s music evokes the theme

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