Orfeo ed Euridice - Wiener Festwochen 2014

2014-05-11 19:30 - 2014-05-18 21:30

Orfeo ed Euridice - Wiener Festwochen 2014

When: 11, 13, 16, 18 May 2014 19:30
Where: Halle E im MuseumsQuartier

Romeo Castellucci

Romeo Castellucci ©You Wei Chen

《奥菲欧与尤丽狄茜》-2014维也纳艺术节
⇒专题:2014维也纳艺术节
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The story of Orpheus and Eurydice, one of the most affecting myths in history, poses existential questions about becoming, dying and hope. Romeo Castellucci recounts the ancient myth of the soul's passage through the realm of shadows as an allegorical journey. Set in the demystified province of medicine, he examines the Orphic concept for its contemporary valence: are not perhaps our clinics with their intensive care units and wards for the comatose current-day gates to the realm of shadows?

Romeo Castellucci's theatre is a theatre of truthfulness, whose suggestive images constantly defy all efforts at rationality and instead penetrate deeply into the unconscious.

The theatre is not only a form of antagonism between two characters onstage. Rather, theatre also takes place between the stage and the spectator. The power of Greek tragedy does not lie in the way in which it shows a tragic story; it is the gaze per se that makes all things appear tragic, the gaze that turns tragic itself.

Romeo Castellucci directs Orpheus and Eurydice as a diptych: at Wiener Festwochen, he will present Christoph Willibald Gluck's Italian version from 1762, while the Brussels Opera will feature Hector Berlioz' French interpretation from 1859.

Jeremie Rhorer

Jeremie Rhorer ©Caroline Doutre

Text and Music
Opera in three acts by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi

 

Leading Team and Cast
Conductor Jérémie Rhorer
Director, stage and costume designer Romeo Castellucci
Artistic collaboration Silvia Costa
Dramaturgy Piersandra Di Matteo, Christian Longchamp

Orfeo Bejun Mehta
Euridice Christiane Karg, Karin Anna Giselbrecht
Amor A member of the Vienna Boys' Choir

Orchestra B'Rock - Baroque Orchestra Ghent
Choir Arnold Schoenberg Choir

 

Production
- Wiener Festwochen, La Monnaie | De Munt, Brussels
- Project initiated by La Monnaie and realised in coproduction with Wiener Festwochen 2014

 

Thematic guided tours of Kunsthistorisches Museum and Wiener Festwochen
In co-operation with Wiener Festwochen, KHM offers guided tours of the Museum's picture gallery that will tie in with Così fan tutte and Orfeo ed Euridice and present interesting particulars about the periods in which the two works were created as well as about corresponding visual artworks.

Orfeo ed Euridice
This guided tour begins with a portrait of Christoph Willibald Gluck since, in addition to showing us his likeness, this painting also, rather wonderfully, pictures the power of music. The lute player accompanies the transmigration of souls, a path also imposed on Ganymede, as depicted by Correggio. And what about Lot's wife, who looked back as well, to disastrous results? However, nobody would want you to turn into a pillar of salt during our pleasurable and association-steeped walk through the Museum's picture gallery!

Sunday, 11 May, 3pm
and Tuesday, 13 May, 3pm
Meeting point: Vestibül Kunsthistorischen Museum, free admission
Limited number of attendees. Registration required at: m.wildner@festwochen.at
Subject: KHM Orfeo ed Euridice
Registrations will be dealt with on a "first come, first served" principle

From 9 May to 15 June 2014, all tickets for Wiener Festwochen events will also entail reduced admission (Euro 11) to Kunsthistorisches Museum, Kunstkammer and the current special exhibition. The Vienna Weltmuseum with the exhibition Getanzte Schöpfung / Danced Creation can likewise be visited with a Wiener Festwochen ticket from 9 May to 15 June 2014 for a reduced admission fee of Euro 6.


Tips
2 hrs, no interval.
In Italian, with German surtitles.
Introduction with the audience on 11, 13, 16, 18 May, 7p.m, free admission.
Discussion with the audience on 13 May, following the performance.
Salon talk with Romeo Castellucci and guests on 17 May, 11 a.m, at Festwochen-Zentrum im Künstlerhaus.

 

Tickets: 18/34/46/59/72/95€
Tel: 0043-1-5892222
Add: Museumsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria

 

*Information provided by Wiener Festwochen

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