Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
1:45, no intermission
Love and suffering at the origins of opera
Le Lacrime di Eros approaches the 16th and 17th centuries as a breeding ground and a laboratory for opera as an experimental art form. In a dialogue between original Renaissance material by, among others, Caccini, Peri and Monteverdi and contemporary composer Scott Gibbons, love is explored in its many facets. In their unorthodox opera, Raphaël Pichon and Romeo Castellucci celebrate the richness of the artform with Ensemble Pygmalion.
Libretto Combination of original texts with supplements by Claudia Castellucci
Musical direction, concept, arrangements Raphaël Pichon
Stage direction, concept, set, costume and, lighting design Romeo Castellucci
Dramaturgy Piersandra di Matteo
Sound Rémy Bréan
Huw Montague Rendall
Nahuel di Pierro
Orchestra & Chorus Pygmalion
Florentine music from 1580 to 1620
Sung in Italian
Since its foundation by Raphaël Pichon in 2006, the French ensemble Pygmalion has acquired both national and international fame. The ensemble is in residence at the Opéra National de Bordeaux and regularly performs on the world’s most prestigious stages. With their distinctive identity as a chorus and orchestra playing historical instruments, Pygmalion strives to create original creations that underline their individuality. In January 2022, the acclaimed French ensemble will celebrate the richness of opera as an art form with Le Lacrime di Eros, conducted by their own Raphaël Pichon and directed by Romeo Castelluci.