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Romeo Castellucci, Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion
REQUIEM
Theatre, Music
Language: Requiem text with German and English surtitles, projections in German
Duration: 90 min
Dates
Vergangene Termine
05. Jun
Friday
Time: 7.30pm
 
07. Jun
Sunday
Time: 7.30pm
 
09. Jun
Tuesday
Time: 7.30pm
 
10. Jun
Wednesday
Time: 7.30pm
 
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    A funeral mass as an ode to life. Star director Romeo Castellucci, a regular at the Wiener Festwochen, has succeeded in creating a comprehensive visual cycle of creation and decay. Together with conductor Raphaël Pichon and the outstanding Pygmalion ensemble comprised of orchestra and choir, he now focuses on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s last work. Castellucci’s stage version of the Requiem does not apply to one particular individual; rather, it evolves into an ‘Atlas of Great Extinctions’. While Death itself draws ever nearer to us present-day human beings via dinosaurs and Neanderthals, the action on stage turns against the linear nature of our demise. An old woman dies and then returns. With Castellucci, the Christian hope of redemption in the afterlife becomes the necessary new beginning for the next generation. Circle dances and lavish extravaganzas of paints, materials and images oscillate between feasts of birth and genesis and solemn ceremonial farewells. Castellucci’s Requiem offers an astonishing combination of Mozart and the present, of death and birth, of vulnerability and beauty.

    • Artistic Team

      Conductor Raphaël Pichon Direction, Set Design, Costume, Light Design Romeo Castellucci Dramaturgy Piersandra Di Matteo Associate Direction, Costume Silvia Costa Direction Assistant Josie Daxter Set Design Assistant Alessio Valmori Costume Design Assistant Elisabeth De Sauverzac Light Design Assistant Marco Giusti Traditional Choreographies Evelin Facchini With music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem in d-Moll (KV 626) Orchestra, Choir Pygmalion Soprano Sooyeon Lee Alto Sara Mingardo Tenor Robin Tritschler Bass Luca Tittoto Singing child Lazereq Chadi

    • Production

      Production Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Adelaide Festival, Theater Basel, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Valencia), La Monnaie / De Munt (Brüssel)

      Premiere Juli 2019, Festival d´Aix-en-Provence

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