Die Stumme Serenade - Korngold - 2019 - CREATION FRANÇAISE

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Die Stumme Serenade - Korngold - 2019 - CREATION FRANÇAISE

Post by brendan g carroll » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:50 am

This production by Opera Fuoco from May 2019, took place in Levallois and a delightful pot-pourri of excerpts is now on YOUTUBE:



With Olivier Bergeron (Andrea), Dania El Zein (Silvia), Marco Angiolani (Prime Minister), Olivier Gourdy (Sam), Julie Goussot (Louise), Alexia Macbeth (Paulina), Natalie Perez (Margherita), Louis Roullier (Caretto) , Justine Vultaggio (Emilia) and with the participation of Olivia Lauret (Laura), Gabriel Caballero (Marcelini), Raphael Bahri and Gregory Paucot.

musical direction David Stern
stage direction, dramaturgy, scenography Olivier Dhénin
light Anne Terrace
Helen Vergnes costume
Nina Pavlista choreography
artistic director Thibaut Lunet
assistantship directed by André Tallon
assistantship costume & embroidery Lou Bonnaudet
decor workshop: Justine Baron, Livia Jouan, Héloïse Fizet
costume workshop: Lea Dernet, Mathis Dondet, Florence Metzinger


"Burning love, nocturnal serenades, kidnappings, bombings and high fashion packed in a great wave of brilliant music. DIE STUMME SERENADE is a forgotten jewel of the rich work of Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The last opera of the Austrian composer, who took refuge in Los Angeles in 1935 because of anti-Jewish racism decreed by the Nazi regime, this "silent serenade" is both a pastiche and a tribute to a bygone world. You can hear everything: Richard Strauss's grandiosity of ROSENKAVALIER and Poulenc's playful MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS, jazz and tango, a nod to Kurt Weill. - The entire twentieth century is found in the scholarly partition of Korngold. She embodies a genre all her own, between opera and musical comedy, the last blooms of the great tradition of the Viennese operetta. Stolen kissing and a coup d'etat, therefore, whirl together in this refined masquerade where the imbroglios succeed one another as ever, and which would be the most beautiful Viennese operetta written in Hollywood. All the codes of the theater are summoned for a festive celebration of the amorous speech that twirls in a light and elegant atmosphere - as in a happy film by Jacques Demy."
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