Fairy Tales

Music and magic

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Fairy Tales

The fairy tales of your childhood like you've never seen before: plunge into a magic world where animals speak and where fairies exist...

Music is magic. That's what the very first opera in history says: in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, the lyre appears like the only way to charm the most unyielding of all, the prince of the underworld. Music expresses the inexpressible, depicts imaginary worlds. Thus, no wonder that the opera dives into the fantastic universe. But moving away from the mythological figures bequeathed from the antic theatre, 19th century composers explored the fairy-tale world...

It is a well-known fact that fairy tales present archetypical characters: the pure and loving young girl, the hero on an initiatory journey, the evil... From this fundamental structure stems an infinite number of variations explored by writers such as the Grimm Brothers, and an inexhaustible source of inspiration for composers. As a result, these heroes, who are well-known to every child appeared on every opera stage: Hansel and Gretel and their famous gingerbread house, Sleeping Beauty and the spindle, the unfortunate Cinderella and her lost slipper, ....

From La Cenerentola by Rossini to L’Enfant et les sortilèges by Ravel, including The Little Cunning Vixen by Janácek, rediscover on medici.tv the classics of your childhood.