La Lune

© Stofleth

The Moon

Opera Festival As a family

Carl Orff

  • ENSATT
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • In German
  • Subtitled
  • +7years

With its combination of beautiful voices and magical images, this new version of the Grimms' fairytale is a real gem!

  • 20:00
  • 20:00
  • 15:00
  • 20:00
  • 20:00
  • 20:00

About

Synopsis
Four boys from the land of eternal night steal the Moon and take it home with them to light up their surroundings. When they become adults, they divide it into four pieces, which they take to the underworld with them when they die. But the light causes havoc, forcing St. Peter to take back the Moon and hang it from a star to illuminate dreams and allay fear of the dark.

A show of light
A fan of musical theater, which allowed him to reach a large audience, Carl Orff decided to set the Grimms' The Moon to music. The somewhat simplistic story of the Moon being stolen and then cut into quarters, then causing chaos in hell before being taken back to heaven by St Peter, stimulated the composer's imagination. Completed just before World War II, the work is a thinly veiled critique of selfish people who put their own interests first. This "little theatre of the world in one act" had its first performance on February 5, 1939, in Munich, under the musical direction of Clemens Krauss, staged by Rudolf Hartmann. Merging music, words and drama, The Moon is a work of great rhythmic and vocal modernity.
Director James Bonas and videographer and illustrator Grégoire Pont once again join forces for this work, taking the audience into a whirlwind of emotions!
 

Revival of the 2020 Opera de Lyon production 

Voir aussi

  • La Lune

    Extrait du spectacle

  • La Lune © Stofleth

    Photos

  • La Lune © Stofleth

    Photos

  • La Lune © Stofleth

    Photos

  • La Lune © Stofleth

    Photos

  • La Lune © Stofleth

    Photos

  • La Lune © Stofleth

    Photos

  • La Lune © Stofleth

    Photos

  • La Lune © Stofleth

    Photos

  • La Lune © Stofleth

    Photos

Distribution

Narrateur

Emanuel Heitz

Voleur de lune, ténor

Stephen Mills

Voleur de lune, baryton 1

Jan Zadlo

Voleur de lune, baryton 2

Christian Andreas

Voleur de lune, baryton basse

Timothy Murphy

Paysan/Peter

Matthew Buswell

Solistes du Studio de l'Opéra de Lyon

Ensemble instrumental

Why we love it

This show is incredibly rich both musically and visually, leading us out of the darkness and into the light.

Why we love it

This coming-of-age story is enhanced by Grégoire Pont's digital special effects.

Why we love it

It’s the perfect mix of theatre and music, shadows and light, reality and fantasy.

My Evening