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LA MONNAIE DE MUNT

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Opera

Die tote Stadt

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Presentation
He had to follow her...until the edge of town and until the end of the world.— Georges Rodenbach (Bruges-la-Morte)

A restrained psychological thriller, a muted portrait of a city, and one of the masterpieces of Belgian Symbolism: in Bruges-la-Morte, a gloomy Venice of the North reflects the grieving process of a man who, following the death of his wife, sinks into a mood of obsession and delusion. The operatic adaptation of the novel was a huge hit for 23-year-old Erich Wolfgang Korngold, whose ecstatic, at times exuberant music prefigured his later career as a film composer. The work has inspired the director Mariusz Treliński to create a production that is neo-noir in style – one in which the lines between reality and the imaginary are constantly blurred. The conductor Lothar Koenigs leads the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, with his usual unerring feeling for the late-Romantic repertoire, through this tuneful and eye-opening drama – exactly one hundred years after its premiere!

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ConductorLOTHAR KOENIGS
DirectorMARIUSZ TRELIŃSKI
Set designBORIS KUDLIČKA
 CostumesMAREK ADAMSKI
LightingMARC HEINZ
VideoBARTEK MACIAS
ChoreographyTOMASZ JAN WYGODA
DramaturgyMAŁGORZATA SIKORSKA-MISZCZUK
Chorus masterALBERTO MORO

PaulROBERTO SACCÀ
Marietta / Die Erscheinung MariensMARLIS PETERSEN
Frank / PierrotGEORG NIGL
BrigittaBERNADETTA GRABIAS
JulietteMARIA STASIAK
LucienneNN
Gaston / VictorinFLORIAN HOFFMANN
FritzNIKOLAY BORCHEV
Graf AlbertMATEUSZ ZAJDEL

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
La Monnaie Children's and Youth Choir & Choral Academy, led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionTEATR WIELKI – POLISH NATIONAL OPERA
Co-productionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE
With the support ofNATIONALE LOTERIJ / LOTERIE NATIONALE

In coproduction with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions
With the support of taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the tax shelter of the Belgian federal government

Dates & tickets

Dates