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LA MONNAIE DE MUNT

Opera

Requiem

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Presentation

‘As death is the true goal of our existence, I have become so well acquainted with this true, best friend of humankind over the last few years that death’s image is not only no longer terrifying to me but is indeed very soothing and consoling.’ These musings by Mozart on life and death were the starting point for Raphaël Pichon and Romeo Castellucci’s interpretation of the composer’s emblematic unfinished Requiem. An expression of humankind’s existential dread in the face of mortality, this requiem mass confronts us with the transience of nature and culture, of humankind and of the individual. ‘We should understand and celebrate the end as the other side of a party, where the dance carries on. This Missa pro defunctis is thus transposed and its meaning changed.’ Thanks to Castellucci’s theatrical vision and the musical dramaturgy by Pichon, who supplements the work with other religious pieces by Mozart, this Requiem becomes the ultimate celebration of life.

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Requiem in d-moll, KV.626 (1791)
Meistermusik, KV.477b (1785)
Miserere mei, KV.90 (1771)
Ne pulvis et cinis, KV.Anh.122 (1779)
 Solfeggio F-Dur, KV.393/2 (1782)
 ‘Quis Te comprehendat’, KV.ANH.110 (1781)
O Gottes Lamm, KV.343/1 (1779) e.a.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ConductorRAPHAËL PICHON
Director, stage design, costumes & lightingROMEO CASTELLUCCI

Collaborator stage direction & costumesSILVIA COSTA
DramaturgyPIERSANDRA DI MATTEO

SopranoSANDRINE PIAU
AltoSARA MINGARDO
TenoreANICIO ZORZI GIUSTINIANI
BassoLUCA TITTOTO

Orchestra and Chorus Pygmalion

ProductionFESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE (2019)
Co-productionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL
THEATER BASEL
WIENER FESTWOCHEN
PALAU DE LES ARTS REINA SOFÍA VALENCIA

In co-production with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions, with the support of Taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter

Dates & tickets

Dates