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La Monnaie / De Munt

Le Coq d'Or

Opera

The Golden
Cockerel

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Presentation

AM I DREAMING THIS IS REAL?

‘A beautiful song – a shame that it shows such disrespect to the Mayor!’ This remark from the score of The Golden Cockerel highlights the delicious ambiguity of this work. Principally inspired by Washington Irving and Pushkin, Rimsky-Korsakov called on the talents of Vladimir Belsky, an author of other libretti of a fairy-tale, legendary nature and an expert on Russian folk literature. The composer, a genius at orchestration, has given us sparkling music, with oriental touches, that creates fully rounded characters. This is the perfect occasion for Alain Altinoglu to direct his first opera in his new role as Music Director of La Monnaie. After the success of his Don Quichotte and Cendrillon, Laurent Pelly returns to La Monnaie to stage this exuberant political satire, an adventure in unrestrained rhythm. More than a century has passed since its first performance, yet the opera has lost none of its boisterous sarcasm.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

Conductor ALAIN ALTINOGLU
Director & costumes LAURENT PELLY
Set design BARBARA DE LIMBURG
Lighting JOËL ADAM
Choreography LIONEL HOCHE
Collaboration costumesJEAN-JACQUES DELMOTTE
Chorus master MARTINO FAGGIANI

Tzar Dodon PAVLO HUNKA
ALEXEY TIKHOMIROV (14, 16, 20, 22 & 27 DEC)

Tzarevich Guidon ALEXEY DOLGOV
Tzarevich Afron KONSTANTIN SHUSHAKOV
General Polkan ALEXANDER VASSILIEV
Amelfa AGNES ZWIERKO
Astrologer ALEXANDER KRAVETS
Tzaritza of Shemakha VENERA GIMADIEVA
NINA MINASYAN (14, 16, 20, 22 & 27 DEC)

Little Golden Cockerel SHEVA TEHOVAL

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
La Monnaie Chorus Academy led by Benoît Giaux

PRODUCTION La Monnaie / De Munt
CO-PRODUCTION Teatro Real de Madrid 2017, Opéra national de Lorraine (Nancy) 2017
WITH THE SUPPORT OF Engie

Agenda

Agenda