Paul Hindemith’s one-act opera is set for three women soloists, two speaking roles and women’s chorus. Premiered in 1922 in Frankfurt, SANCTA SUSANNA has been the subject of some scandal, thanks to its provocative subject matter.
Opéra de Lyon
Redesigned by the architect Jean Nouvel, the Opéra de Lyon is a leading theatre on the French and international opera scene. Its director since 2003, Serge Dorny has developed Lyon Opera’s tradition for artistic excellence and accessibility: innovative staging, broad repertoire from the baroque to the contemporary. The artists invited include the brightest talents – whether emerging or established: the conductors Kirill Petrenko, William Christie, Jérémie Rhorer, Stefano Montanari, Daniele Rustioni... and Kazushi Ono, music director; the directors Alex Ollé/La Fura dels Baus, Olivier Py, Laurent Pelly, David Marton, Christophe Honoré...
A comic opera about marital infidelity, the first written by Schoenberg using the 12-note serial method.
On an island of debauchery where young girls are objects for the pleasure of the Genoese nobility, Franz Schreker depicts a range of protagonists obsessed by appearance. With THE STIGMATISED, Schreker, often called the most worthy heir of Richard Wagner, writes a remarkable opera. Director...
Opéra de Lyon
The Opéra de Lyon also has a Ballet which combine a broad repertoire, classical technique and contemporary innocation with the likes of Jiří Kylian, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Benjamin Millepied... To serve it local communities, Opéra de Lyon is deeply rooted the City of Lyon and accessible to variety of audiences. The Opera also an international outlook as witnessed by the world wide touring schedule of the Opera and the Ballet. Recent tours include visits to the Edinburgh Intnernational Festival in 2013 with Fidelio and to Japan in 2014 with Les Contes d’Hoffmann.