Fin de partie - Opera - Season 21/22 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    György Kurtág

    Palais Garnier - from 28 April to 19 May 2022

    Emma Birski / OnP

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Fin de partie

Palais Garnier - from 28 April to 19 May 2022

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Fin de partie

Opera György Kurtág

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Palais Garnier - from 28 April to 19 May 2022

2h00 no interval

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

  • Pre‑opening for the young : 28 April 2022

    Opening night : 30 April 2022

About

In few words:

As Clov points out from his appearance, the performance is over before it has even begun. At the age of 90, György Kurtág composes his first opera and seizes upon Samuel Beckett’s 1957 play of the same name for a subject. This centrepiece of the new theatre that emerged after the Second World War presents a post‑apocalyptic world and four characters whose relationships have deteriorated to the extreme: an aged paraplegic, his handicapped servant and his parents who live in dustbins. To accompany these absurd figures, shadows of themselves, director Pierre Audi adds nothing more than a house to the set. In this no man’s land, the sombre, penetrating tones of the orchestra – the fifth character in the opera – serve a score as rich as the life on stage appears meaningless.

CHARACTERS

Hamm: Elderly gentleman confined to a wheelchair
Nagg:  Hamm’s father
Nell:  Hamm’s mother
Clov: Hamm’s servant

  • Opening
  • First part 125 mn
  • End

Performances

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Audio clips

Fin de partie (saison 21/22)- Leigh Melrose (Clov), Frode Olsen (Hamm)

Fin de partie (saison 21/22)- Frode Olsen (Hamm), Hilary Summers (Nell), Leonardo Cortellazi (Nagg)

Fin de partie (saison 21/22)- Frode Olsen (Hamm), Leonardo Cortellazi (Nagg)

Fin de partie (saison 21/22)- Hilary Summers (Nell), Leonardo Cortellazi (Nagg)

Media coverage

  • Conducted by Markus Stenz with a precise and flexible gesture, 66 musicians of the Opera Orchestra perform prowess of virtuosity and restraint. The cast is perfect.

    La Croix - Bruno Serrou
  • At the head of a brilliant orchestra, Markus Stenz conducts with as much flexibility as precision a music written with a clarity that contrasts with the darkness of the subject.

    Les Échos - Philippe Venturini
  • Leading a virtuoso Paris Opera orchestra, the precise and expressive conduction of Markus Stenz, who was already on the conductor’s desk for the work's premiere, is a major addition.

    Le Monde - Marie-Aude Roux

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