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Grand opéra in five acts (1863/1879)

Composer Hector Berlioz · Libretto by Hector Berlioz based on Vergil’s original
In französischer Sprache · Mit Übertiteln in deutscher und englischer Sprache

Saturday, 21. May 2022
05:00 pm
Nationaltheater

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Premiere at 09. May 2022

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Cast

Conductor
Daniele Rustioni
Production
Christophe Honoré
Set Design
Katrin Lea Tag
Costume Design
Olivier Bériot
Lighting
Dominique Bruguière

Cassandre
Marie-Nicole Lemieux
L'ombre de Cassandre
Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Hécube, Königin von Troja
Emily Sierra
Ascagne, Sohn des Énée
Eve-Maud Hubeaux
Dido, Königin von Karthago
Anita Rachvelishvili
Anna, Schwester der Dido
Lindsay Ammann
Soldat
Daniel Noyola
Chorèbe
Stéphane Degout
L'ombre de Chorèbe
Stéphane Degout
Priam
Martin Snell
L'ombre de Priam
Martin Snell
Helenus, Sohn des Priamus
Armando Elizondo
Enée
Gregory Kunde
Panthée
Milan Siljanov
L'ombre d'Hector
Roman Chabaranok
Un chef grec
Daniel Noyola
Narbal
Bálint Szabó
Iopas
Martin Mitterrutzner
Mercure
Andrew Hamilton
Polyxène
Jessica Niles
Hylas
Jonas Hacker
1ier Sentinelle
Theodore Platt
2ième Sentinelle
Andrew Gilstrap
  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester
  • Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper

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All peace is followed by war, behind all happiness awaits disaster. Tragedy also shares this universal view, and in his grand opera “Les Troyens”, Hector Berlioz presents it in the face of two women: Cassandra and Dido lose their personal happiness, as it has no place in the struggle between the peoples and heroes, and ultimately lose their life. In the first part of “The Trojans” the seeress Cassandra proclaims the fall of Troy. Being the only one to do so, none believe her. With her entire people, she falls victim to the Greeks’ stratagem. In the second part, Berlioz puts Dido, Queen of Carthage, at the centre of the piece. Her love for the Trojan hero Aeneas turns to hate when he leaves her to found a new Troy.

Berlioz wrote the libretto loosely based on Vergil’s Aeneid. He went his own way with the music, which was never performed in its entirety while the composer lived, to produce grand opéra, spectacular choirs and ballets, along with new form experiments. Les Troyens remains a challenge for musical theatre to this day, and is indeed one of the monumental conceptual pieces of the previous century.

 

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Biographies

Daniele Rustioni studierte in Mailand Orgel, Komposition und Klavier sowie Dirigieren bei Gilberto Serembe. Anschließend setzte er sein Studium in Siena und an der Royal Academy of Music in London fort. Von 2008 bis 2009 war er Jette Parker Young Artist am Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London und assistierte dem dortigen Musikdirektor Antonio Pappano. Sein Debüt absolvierte er 2007 mit dem Orchester des Teatro Regio di Torino, weitere wichtige Debüts folgten 2011 mit Aida am Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London und 2012 mit La bohème am Teatro alla Scala in Mailand. Dort dirigierte er anschließend auch Un ballo in maschera und Il trovatore. Gastengagements führten ihn u. a. ans Teatro La Fenice in Venedig, zum Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, zum Rossini Opera Festival, an die Welsh National Opera, an die Staatsoper im Schiller Theater in Berlin, an die Opéra national de Paris und ans Staatstheater Stuttgart. Von 2012 bis 2014 war er musikalischer Direktor des Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. Zur Zeit ist er Chefdirigent des Orchestra della Toscana. (Stand: 2017)

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