The new play in our program – the theatrical opera "The Deceitful Crocodile / Dido and Aeneas" of the Paris Theater "Buff du Nord", celebrated by Peter Brook.
The creators of the play put under the critical rethinking the greatest baroque opera by Henry Purcell. The musical foundation of the new production - is the play of jazz musicians, where singers can freely move from opera singing to dramatic dialogues and acting improvisation.
Both music and performance elements were questioned (acting/singing posture, relation to the space, musical transpositions and reformulations, relation to a convention, the approach to tragedy, rewriting of a myth and its themes (love-leave-devour-grieve to death). Characters become more psychologically well developed, losing some of their haughtiness.
"The Deceitful Crocodile" has been named the best musical performance of this year in France (according to the Academy of Moliere review).
Shows on the stage of the Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theatre on June 13 and 14 will be the Russian premiere of this production.
Tickets are on sale now!