In this introductory video conductor Ben Glassberg explains how Britten translates the titular "screw" in his music, General and Artistic Director Peter de Caluwe lays out how this project came to be, and scenographer Raimund Orfeo Voigt offers insight into the concept behind his ingenious set design.
Director Andrea Breth, an icon of the European theatre scene, gives her vision on Britten's chamber opera and clarifies from what angle she approached the piece in her staging.
The story of this opera, summarised scene by scene by dramaturge Klaus Bertisch.
New creations, reinvented classics and the return of iconic productions, all together no less than 12 operas; but also the 250th anniversary of our Symphony Orchestra, the full expressive spectrum of the voice in our recitals and the best of dance: this is the La Monnaie season 2021-22, as presented by General Director Peter de Caluwe.
After his interpretation of the title role in Handel’s Orlando in 2012, countertenor Bejun Mehta returns to La Monnaie for an original recital centred on the different forms that love can take. We asked the world-renowned countertenor to answer the following questionnaire briefly and boldly.