20-30 Jan 2022
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage
1:45, no intermission
Love and suffering at the origins of opera
Eros cries, and in the glistening of his tears, the dark sides of love appear. For their brand-new production Le lacrime di Eros, theatre-maker Romeo Castellucci and conductor Raphaël Pichon go back to the roots of opera. They draw inspiration from the creativity and experimental freedom that reigned in Florence in the late 16th and early 17th centuries to explore the subject that has long been central to opera: love.
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 Castellucci.