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Opera

Macbeth
Underworld

Pascal Dusapin

Presentation
The story of Those two continues to haunt our own time.— Pascal Dusapin

Just four years after the premiere of his Penthesilea, Pascal Dusapin has come up with a new opera, commissioned by La Monnaie. Together with his librettist Frédéric Boyer, he delves into the darkest regions of the human soul, this time via iconic symbols of evil in humankind: Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The young French director Thomas Jolly who is familiar with Shakespeare’s world will direct, while conductor Alain Altinoglu does justice to the intense drama and the vocal and orchestral richness of the score. The result is a bloodstained gothic opera, in which the ill-fated couple is condemned to relive its own tragedy, haunting their memory and ours.

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Cast
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ConductorALAIN ALTINOGLU
DirectorTHOMAS JOLLY
Direction collaboratorALEXANDRE DAIN
Set designBRUNO DE LAVENÈRE
LightingANTOINE TRAVERT
CostumesSYLVETTE DEQUEST
DramaturgyKATJA KRÜGER
Chorus MastersMARTINO FAGGIANI, ALBERTO MORO

Lady MacbethMAGDALENA KOŽENÁ, SOPHIE MARILLEY (22.09 & 3.10)
MacbethGEORG NIGL
Three Weird SistersEKATERINA LEKHINA, LILLY JØRSTAD, CHRISTEL LOETZSCH
GhostKRISTINN SIGMUNDSSON
PorterGRAHAM CLARK
ArchiluthCHRISTIAN RIVET
ChildELYNE MAILLARD, NAOMI TAPIOLA

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Women‘s Chorus

ProductionLA MONNAIE | DE MUNT
Co-productionOPÉRA COMIQUE (PARIS), OPÉRA DE ROUEN NORMANDIE
With special thanks to the investors of taxshelter.beJEAN GOLDSCHMIDT INTERNATIONAL, MANO S.A., 'T ZOUT CONSTRUCT, EMPEREUR FROISSART

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