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Opera

Frankenstein

Mark Grey

Presentation
One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought.— Mary Shelley

In 1816, fascinated by the technological and scientific advances of her time, Mary Shelley wrote the very first science fiction novel, in which an artificially created being strives to do good, but nonetheless does evil and is, as a result, rejected by its maker. Two hundred years after its publication, the US composer Mark Grey has gone back to the original story for his first full-length opera. Together with the director Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus), in this 21st-century interpretation he warns of the growing gulf between our capacity to invent and our inability to comprehend. An eagerly awaited world premiere, with and about advanced technology.

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Frankenstein – Introduction par Delphine Berryer by La Monnaie De Munt
Cast
Cast

ConductorBASSEM AKIKI
Original concept and directionÀLEX OLLÉ (LA FURA DELS BAUS)
Set designALFONS FLORES
CostumesLLUC CASTELLS
LightingURS SCHÖNEBAUM
VideoFRANC ALEU
Direction collaboratorSUSANA GOMEZ
DramaturgyÀLEX OLLÉ, JÚLIA CANOSA I SERRA, MARK GREY
LibrettoJÚLIA CANOSA I SERRA
Chorus masterMARTINO FAGGIANI

Victor FrankensteinSCOTT HENDRICKS
CreatureTOPI LEHTIPUU
ElizabethELEONORE MARGUERRE
Dr. WaltonANDREW SCHROEDER
HenryCHRISTOPHER GILLETT
Blind Man / FatherSTEPHAN LOGES
JustineHENDRICKJE VAN KERCKHOVE
ProsecutorWILLIAM DAZELEY

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

ProductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE

With the support of THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S TAX SHELTER, IN COOPERATION WITH PROSPERO MM PRODUCTIONS SA/NV AND TAXSHELTER.BE, POWERED BY ING

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

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