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Luigi Cherubini: Médée (director: Krzysztof Warlikowski) [Blu-Ray]


  • Kod: BAC476
  • Producent: Bel Air Classiques (FR)
  • Wykonawca: Nadja Michael / Kurt Streit / Christiane Stotijn / Vincent Le Texier / Hendrickje Van Kerckhove / Les Choeurs de la Monnai / Les Talens Lyriques / Christophe Rousset
  • Nośnik: Blu-Ray
  • Cena: 153,99 zł
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Opera Barokowa
premiera polska:
2013-01-14
opakowanie: plastikowe etui
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Written in 1797, Cherubini's faithful version of Euripides' ancient tragedy is one of the most savage and powerful works of the opera repertoire, relating the cruel vengeance of a wounded woman for whom infanticide seems to be the only solution to her humiliation in love. As a continuation of Gluck's music, Cherubini's work is of boundless emotion, at once a refined, terrifying and desperate portent of a tragic outcome.
Three years after the creation of 'Médée', Krzysztof Warlikowski and Christophe Rousset were reunited at La Monnaie for this memorable production. The spoken dialogue,has been modernised here in the Polish stage director's interpretation: dialogues being rewritten in contemporary French and with contemporary candour.

Warlikowski reconstructs Médée as a contemporary, postmodern patchwork in which the 18th century musical numbers are just one element among others in a nearly-new work.

As usual with Warlikowski, there are videos: 50s and 60s home videos of happy marriages, happy families, happy schoolkids accompanied by pop songs of the period – Oh Carol, (I am but a fool) being an example. The chorus are the period bourgeoisie, in superbly reproduced 60s costumes and hairstyles. Médée and Jason are strictly contemporary: she, at first as Amy Winehouse: the signature black hair, tattoos, eyeliner, black patent dress),he with long, heavy dreadlocks bunched down the back of his dinner jacket (and tattoos, once he is down to his vest).

The themes are marriage and separation, motherhood and children, the symbols are Médée as a dangerous, unconventional outsider (Amy Winehouse); as the Virgin Mary: as a weary modern mother folding her sons’ bloodstained pyjamas and putting them in a drawer at the end before, in absolute silence, walking off and slamming the metal door behind her.

Nadja Michael [Médée]
Kurt Streit [Jason]
Christianne Stotijn [Néris. Médée's slave]
Vincent Le Texier [King Créon]
Hendrickje van Kerckhove [Dircé, Créon's daughter]
Les Choeurs de la Monnaie1

Sung in French
Subtitles: English, French, Dutch, German

Region: 0
Format: NTSC
DVD - 2h 18mn 0s


“[the dialogue] was created by director Krzysztof Warlikowski and dramaturg Christian Longchamp, and designed for an in-your-face contemporary staging. That the result is at times shocking is scarcely surprising...but it is utterly gripping. His cast is marvellous, too...especially Nadja Michael's extraordinary Medee.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2013 * * * * *

“Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques draw the fire and flood from a score that is the true godfather of Fidelio, Der Freischutz and much Wagner...Nadja Michael's identification with the title-role, physically and vocally, is first-rate and borders (rightly) on the psychotic, while Kurt Streit (in heroic dreadlocks) is ideal as the weak, indecisive, torn Jason.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2013


muzycy:
Nadja Michael
Kurt Streit
Christiane Stotijn
Vincent Le Texier
Hendrickje Van Kerckhove
Les Choeurs de la Monnai
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset

wydano: 2013-01-14
more info: www.naxos.com

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