Aix-en-Provence: Pelléas et Mélisande

Debussy – PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE

PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, Claude Debussy’s only complete opera, returns to Festival d’Aix-en-Provence after a 40-year absence. Inspired by Maurice Maeterlinck’s play, the mysterious story of two fallen lovers is presented in a new production filled with dream-like realism.

Festival Aix-en-Provence
Rossini – LA CENERENTOLA

Rossini – LA CENERENTOLA

If you thought you knew the story of Cinderella, then you are in for a delightful surprise with this CENERENTOLA from the Opéra de Lille. Here, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy a philosopher and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet.

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Opéra de Lille
Polish National Opera: Goplana

Żeleński - GOPLANA

After Stanisław Moniuszko, Żeleński was the most outstanding Polish opera composer of the late 19th century.  Discover this unfamiliar jewel live from Warsaw with a fairy tale plot; an opera run through with Polish motifs and touching lyricism....

Polish National Opera
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Russian Composers, public domain

Composers of Russia

You automatically think of Italy when someone speaks of opera? Rossini, Verdi and Puccini? But how about Tchaikovsky, Rimski-Korsakov and Shostakovich? The 19 th century is without any doubt the Golden Age of opera – in Russia as well as in Western...
Sonic Solveig: Casse-Noisette

Feel the music at your finger tips!

Behind the clouds you will find the symphonic orchestra of Piotr Tchaikovsky… Listen to the sound of each instrument and discover its history…. Enjoy picking out the instruments from the same family and guessing where the strings, wind instruments and percussion are hiding!  Have you ever seen a celesta...? Each of Tchaikovsky’s instruments from THE NUTCRACKER is waiting for you. You can discover other musical games and the story of THE NUTCRACKER in this app: THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING.
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La Monnaie: Le Coq d'or

Rimsky-Korsakov – THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

THE GOLDEN COCKEREL is a political satire in a setting in Russia. Rimsky-Korsakov’s music mixes elements of folklore and oriental influence. Laurent Pelly’s production at La Monnaie is sure to draw out the spectacular in this timeless story.

23 December 2016 at 19h55 CET
William Shakespeare

Shakespeare and opera

‘All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.’ There lies quite some truth in the words of that William Shakespeare wrote for this comedy AS YOU LIKE IT. Like no other, the playwright from Stratford upon Avon succeeded in...
La Monnaie: Le Coq d'or
23/12

Rimsky-Korsakov – THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

THE GOLDEN COCKEREL is a political satire in a setting in Russia. Rimsky-Korsakov’s music mixes elements of folklore and oriental influence. Laurent Pelly’s production at La Monnaie is sure to draw out the spectacular in this timeless story.

La Monnaie
23 December 2016 at 19h55 CET
Komische Oper Berlin: Orpheus, Iko Freese (drama-berlin.de)
01/01

Monteverdi - ORPHEUS

The song of Orpheus not only moves men and beasts but also nature as well. And it almost overcomes death. Monteverdi’s musical fable becomes, thanks to visionary director Barrie Kosky and composer Elena Kats-Chernin, an explosion of sensuality.

Komische Oper Berlin
01 January 2017 at 17h00 CET