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La Monnaie / De Munt

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Opera

From the House
of the Dead

Leoš Janáček

Presentation
In every being, a divine spark!— Leoš Janáček

The last opera by Czech composer Leoš Janáček is based on the semi-autobiographical novel The House of the Dead (1862) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. In it, the Russian author describes the inhumane conditions in a Siberian prison camp, on the basis of his own experiences and the testimonies of his fellow prisoners. Janáček’s music in no way softens the brutality of this hopeless existence, but that makes the unexpected moments of hope and solidarity in this opera all the more moving. Krzysztof Warlikowski, leading light of the European theater, directs this shockingly modernist work while the fierce and frenetic score is in good hands with conductor Michael Boder.

Cast
Cast

ConductorMICHAEL BODER DirectorKRZYSZTOF WARLIKOWSKI Set and costume designMAŁGORZATA SZCZĘŚNIAK LightingFELICE ROSS VideoDENIS GUÉGUIN ChoreographyCLAUDE BARDOUIL DramaturgyCHRISTIAN LONGCHAMP Chorus masterMARTINO FAGGIANI

Alexandr Petrovič GorjančikovSIR WILLARD WHITE AljejaPASCAL CHARBONNEAU Filka Morozov (Luka Kuzmič)ŠTEFAN MARGITA Tall PrisonerNICKY SPENCE Prisoner with the Eagle (Nikita)NICKY SPENCE Short PrisonerIVAN LUDLOW Prison GovernorALEXANDER VASSILIEV Elderly PrisonerGRAHAM CLARK SkuratovLADISLAV ELGR ČekunovIVAN LUDLOW Drunk PrisonerJEFFREY LLOYDROBERTS CookIVAN LUDLOW BlacksmithALEŠ JENIS PriestPAVLO HUNKA Young PrisonerFLORIAN HOFFMANN ProstituteNATASCHA PETRINSKY Prisoner (Don Juan & Brahmin)ALEŠ JENIS KedrilJOHN GRAHAM-HALL ŠapkinPETER HOARE ŠiškovPAVLO HUNKA ČerevinALEXANDER KRAVETS

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and male Chorus

ProductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE Co-productionROYAL OPERA HOUSE COVENT GARDEN (2018), OPÉRA NATIONAL DE LYON (2019)

Agenda

Agenda