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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.

Cast
Cast

ConductorBASSEM AKIKI
DirectorÁLEX OLLÉ (LA FURA DELS BAUS)
Set designALFONS FLORES
CostumesLLUC CASTELLS
LightingURS SCHÖNEBAUM
VideoFRANC ALEU
Dramaturgy & LibrettoJÚLIA CANOSA I SERRA
Chorus masterMARTINO FAGGIANI

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

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

Agenda

Agenda