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    Georges Enesco

    Opéra Bastille - from 20 September to 14 October 2021

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Opéra Bastille - from 20 September to 14 October 2021

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Opéra Bastille - from 20 September to 14 October 2021

3h15 with 1 interval

Language : French

  • Pre‑opening for the young : 20 Sept. 2021

    Opening night : 23 Sept. 2021

About

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In 1909, after attending a performance of OEdipus Rex at the Comédie-Française, George Enescu hastened to transcribe the first bars of his one and only opera. Sophocles’ play had the effect of an electroshock on the Romanian composer, spurring him to begin work on his score before he even had a libretto. The completed work would ultimately have its world premiere at the Paris Opera in 1936. The influences of his teacher Fauré, of Stravinsky, Debussy and Romania’s ancestral musical traditions all fuelled an orchestral and vocal composition of unparalleled originality. Surprisingly, despite receiving a rapturous reception, the work was rarely staged at opera houses during the 20th century. For his Paris Opera debut, Wajdi Mouawad evokes the life of OEdipus – the man unaware of his own identity – in a continuum of organic, vegetal, ethereal and aquatic images.

  • Opening
  • First part 85 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 80 mn
  • End

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