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Il Primo Omicidio

Palais Garnier - from 22 January to 23 February 2019

Il Primo Omicidio

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Opera ovvero Caino / Alessandro Scarlatti

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Palais Garnier - from 22 January to 23 February 2019

2h55 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

  • Opening night : 24 January

    Pre-opening night : 22 January


In few words:

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

  • Opening
  • First part 60 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 85 mn
  • End


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Audio clips

Il Primo Omicidio - « Sommo dio nel mio peccato » (René Jacobs)

Il Primo Omicidio - « Aderite, o figli miei »

Il Primo Omicidio - « L'Innocenza paccando perdeste »

Il Primo Omicidio - « La Fraterna amica pace »

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