Rameau's Les Indes galantes

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (stage director), Ivor Bolton (conductor) – With Lisette Oropesa, Goran Juric...

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui — Choreographer, stage director
Anna Viebrock — Stage sets
Greta Goiris — Costumes
Michael Bauer — Lighting
Lisette Oropesa — Hébé, Zima
Goran Juric — Bellone
Ana Quintans — L'Amour, Zima
Tareq Nazmi — Osman, Ali
Elsa Benoit — Émilie
Cyril Auvity — Valère, Tacmas
François Lis — Huascar, Fatime
Anna Prohaska — Phani, Fatime
Mathias Vidal — Don Carlos, Damon
John Moore — Adario
Compagnie Eastman

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From Turkish gardens to Peruvian deserts, from Arabian palaces to the forests of North America, Rameau’s Les Indes galantes explores the themes of love, jealousy, and redemption through the peoples of far-flung lands. In a recent production of the opéra-ballet as part of Munich’s 2016 Opera Festival, stage director and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui turns the composer’s original fascination with exotic cultures on its head, stripping the tales of their foreign trappings and in doing so transforming them into reflections on traditions, assumptions, and superstitions closer to home. Music Director and early music specialist Ivor Bolton leads the Münchner Festspielorchester in Rameau’s luscious score, while the talented vocal soloists are joined by the choir and dancers of Cherkaoui’s Antwerp-based Compagnie Eastman.

Photo: © W. Hösl

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Directed by:
Andy Sommer
Venue: Prinzregententheater (Munich, Germany)
Production date: 2016
Duration: 2 h 59 min
Production: © Bel Air Media, Bayerische Staatsoper
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, ES, De
Resolution: Full HD

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