Opéra Bastille - from 22 January to 12 February 2019
5h10 with 2 intervals
Pre-opening night : 22 January 2019
Opening night : 25 January 2019
In few words:
In 1854, Hector Berlioz confided in his memoirs that, “For three years, I have been tormented by the idea of a vast opera for which I would like to write both words and music.” Held back by the failures of Benvenuto Cellini and La Damnation de Faust, the composer was to wait another two years before throwing himself into Les Troyens, an enterprise based on Virgil’s Aeneid: an ancient text that, galvanised by the master’s brilliant orchestral modernity, breathed new life into an operatic world still dominated by Verdi. In 1990, when the curtain rose for the first time at the Opéra Bastille, it revealed the Trojan plains. Thirty years later, a new production directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov marks the anniversary of the opera house, revealing the work in all its immensity.
Ce spectacle fait l’objet d’une captation réalisée par Andy Sommer, coproduite par l’Opéra national de Paris, BelAir Média et Arte, avec le soutien du CNC et de la Fondation Orange, mécène des retransmissions audiovisuelles de l’Opéra national de Paris. This performance will be broadcast near-live on ARTE and ARTE Concert on January 31 at 10:45 pm, as part of Arte Opera's first European opera season.
Radiodiffusion sur France Musique ultérieurement.