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Opera

From the House
of the Dead

Leoš Janáček

Presentation

‘There is a divine spark in every being!’ It was under this humanist motto that Leoš Janáček composed his final opera, Z mrtvého domu (From the House of the Dead), for whose libretto he drew on Dostoyevsky’s 1862 work The House of the Dead. In 1928, Janáček composed one of his most powerful and moving scores with the same dispassionate drama with which Dostoyevsky described his own time in a prison camp in Siberia, but also with a deeply human empathy and refined psychological insight. The Polish director Krzysztof Warlikowski shows the reality of this virtually hopeless world where, in spite of everything, the hope of freedom and of a decent human existence still occasionally blossoms.

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 Luka KuzmičSTEFAN MARGITA SkuratovLADISLAV ELGR Šiškov / PriestPAVLO HUNKA Prison GovernorALEXANDER VASSILIEV Tall Prisoner / NikitaNICKY SPENCE Elderly PrisonerGRAHAM CLARK Drunk PrisonerJEFFREY LLOYD-ROBERTS ŠapkinPETER HOARE ČekunovIVAN LUDLOW KedrilJOHN GRAHAM-HALL Don JuanALEŠ JENIS Young PrisonerFLORIAN HOFFMANN ProstituteNATASCHA PETRINSKY ČerevinALEXANDER KRAVETS

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

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

Agenda

Agenda