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Opera

La Gioconda

Amilcare Ponchielli

Presentation
The tragedy needs to be great; the tragedy needs to be true.— Victor Hugo

In his day, Amilcare Ponchielli was considered the most important Italian composer of the generation after Verdi, but today we know him primarily for La Gioconda, and in particular its famous ballet, ‘La danza delle ore’. The story, based on Angelo, tyrant of Padua by Victor Hugo, is set in 17th-century Venice, where conspiracies and regattas form the backdrop to the fortunes of the singer Gioconda. Harassed by the spy Barnaba, she sacrifices everything to save the man she loves and the woman he prefers over her. An expert on Hugo, the director Olivier Py offers us a dream-like version of this dark Romantic tragedy, presided over by sex and death. A flamboyant grande opera all’italiana conducted by Paolo Carignani and with an exceptional double cast for the six demanding main roles.

Cast
Cast

ConductorPAOLO CARIGNANI
DirectorOLIVIER PY
Set and costume designPIERRE-ANDRÉ WEITZ
LightingBERTRAND KILLY
Chorus masterMARTINO FAGGIANI

La GiocondaMARTINA SERAFIN
BÉATRICE URIA-MONZON (30, 3, 6, 10)

Laura AdornoSILVIA TRO SANTAFÉ
SZILVIA VÖRÖS (30, 3, 6, 10)

Enzo GrimaldoSTEFANO LA COLLA
ANDREA CARÈ (30, 3, 6, 10)

BarnabaFRANCO VASSALLO
SCOTT HENDRICKS (30, 3, 6, 10)

La CiecaNING LIANG
Alvise BadoeroJEAN TEITGEN
IsèpoROBERTO COVATTA

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

ProductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE
Co-productionTHÉÂTRE DU CAPITOLE (TOULOUSE, 2020), TEATR WIELKI WARSZAWA (2020)
With the support ofNATIONALE LOTERIJ / LOTERIE NATIONALE; THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S TAX SHELTER, IN COOPERATION WITH PROSPERO MM PRODUCTIONS SA/NV AND TAXSHELTER.BE, POWERED BY ING

Agenda

Agenda

  • Tue 29 Jan 2019

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Wed 30 Jan 2019

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Fri 01 Feb 2019

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Sun 03 Feb 2019

    Time

    15:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Tue 05 Feb 2019

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Wed 06 Feb 2019

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Fri 08 Feb 2019

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Sun 10 Feb 2019

    Time

    15:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    Infos

    with audio description

  • Tue 12 Feb 2019

    Time

    19:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie