VERDI, G.: Vepres Siciliennes (Les) (DNO, 2010)


 

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Les vepres siciliennes (I vespri Siciliani)
Libretto/Text Author: Duveyrier, Charles
Libretto/Text Author: Scribe, Eugene

Barbara Nota: Spitz, Barbara
Duchess Helene: Haveman, Barbara
Frederic d'Autriche: Gittins, Richard
Helene d'Autriche: Wunderlich, Katharina
Henri Nota: Ster, Adam
Jean Procida: Szabo, Balint
Le Comte de Vaudemont: Fel, Christophe
Le Sire de Bethune: White, Jeremy
Mainfroid: Vries, Rudi de
Young Montfort: Presland, Samon

Set/Stage Designer: Leiacker, Johannes
Costume Designer: Renzenbrink, Ursula
Choreographer: Wilhelm, Thomas
Stage Director: Loy, Christof
Television Director: Vermeiren, Misjel

Date of Production: 29-09-2010
Venue: Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam
Playing Time: 03:27:57
Catalogue Number: OA1060D
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Synopsis

Les vêpres siciliennes, like the similarly epic Don Carlos, was conceived as a grand opéra for Paris and is driven by the tensions between private passions and public politics. Originally set during Sicily’s 13th-century uprising against French rule, in Christof Loy’s staging for the Netherlands Opera the action is transposed to a 1940s world of sudden violence and shadowy double-dealing. Imaginatively cast and idiomatically conducted, the performance presents this magnificent score in its entirety, including the allegorical ballet The Four Seasons.

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