Le Rossignol et autres fables

Émirats arabes unis / 2007-2011
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The Nightingale and other short fables

Opera As a family

Igor Stravinsky

  • Opéra de Lyon
  • 2 hours 10 minutes
    whose1 intermission (s) 35 min
  • In Russian
  • Subtitled
  • +10years

To mark the 50th anniversary of Stravinsky's death, the Opéra de Lyon is reviving its production of The Nightingale, one of his classic works. The piece, unlike any other in the composer's musical universe, is further enhanced by a breathtaking production featuring marionettes.

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About

Synopsis 
A wonderful nightingale is invited to sing at the Emperor of China’s court. However, the emperor decides he prefers a mechanical bird. Devastated, the nightingale flees the court. Then the emperor's health begins to fail and no cure can be found. The nightingale returns and saves the emperor’s life. He now sings every night until dawn.

A work of two parts
Stravinsky composed this adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen story in both Russia and Switzerland, though in the Russian style. It is a work of two parts: calm and bucolic at the outset, later becoming more energetic with innovative rhythm patterns. Robert Lepage’s staging is enchanting. The Quebec-based director gives us an aquatic puppet show (with 75 marionettes!), inspired by Asian tradition and performed by singer/puppeteers. A spectacular staging that transforms the orchestra pit into a lake! This lyric fairytale will be preceded by a series of shorter pieces, moving from the miniature (Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet, Pribaoutki, Berceuses du chat, Two Poems of Konstantin Balmont and Four Russian Peasant Songs) to chamber orchestra (Ragtime) and finally to "sung action” (The Fox), alternating between popular style and jazz rhythms.
 

Revival of the 2010 Opera de Lyon production
A co-production with the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto and the Nederlandse Opera of Amsterdam
In collaboration with Ex Machina, Quebec 

Voir aussi

  • Le Rossignol et autres fables

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Cast

Stage Director

Robert Lepage

Scenography

Carl Fillion

Conception des marionnettes

Michael Curry

Chorégraphie des marionnettes

Martin Genest

Costumes, perruques et maquillages

Mara Gottler

Lighting

Etienne Boucher

Conception des ombres chinoises

Philippe Beau

The Nightingale

Anna Denisova

The Cook

Yulia Pogrebnyak

The Death

Mairam Sokolova

The Emperor

Taras Berezhansky

Le Chambellan

Nabil Suliman

Le Pêcheur

Andrey Danilov

Le Bonze

Roman Chabaranok

Ténor 1 (Renard)

Alexandr Gelah

Acrobates

Andrea Ciacci, Andréanne Joubert, Noam Markus, Wellesley Robertson, Martin Vaillancourt, Desmond Osborne

Orchestre et chœurs de l'Opéra de Lyon

Why we love it

The Nightingale, praised by Ravel for its "audacious independence", redefined operatic convention.

Why we love it

Robert Lepage's innovative staging is a pure marvel.

Why we love it

It’s not every day that you see an orchestra pit transformed into a lake.

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