Sunday, 6 November 2016

Today : world première of Arthur Lavandier's 'Le Premier meurtre' in Lille

Today, the Opéra de Lille presents the world première of Arthur Lavandier's opera Le Premier meurtre (The First Murder), with a libretto by Federico Flamminio.

It is the composer's second opera after Bobba, first performed in Paris on October 17, 2015.
There are always three stories: the one we tell, the one we wished we had experienced, and the one that sooner or later everyone knows. There are two orchestras : one in the pit, 'wise and beautiful, eclectic and refined like an opera orchestra', the other everywhere else : on stage, in the audience, in the wings, visible or hidden, amplified or not. (freely adapted from the opera website)
The cast includes bass baritone Vincent Le Texier (Gabriel), soprano Léa Trommenschlager (Emma), baritone Taeill Kim (Hippolyte) and soprano Elise Chauvin (Misère). Maxime Pascal conducts the ensemble Le Balcon. Ted Huffman directs. The performance should last 1 hour and 45 minutes (no intermission).

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