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Le lacrime di Eros

Dutch National Opera and BalletWaterlooplein 22, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Dates/times in Amsterdam time zone
Thursday 20 January 202220:00
Saturday 22 January 202220:00
Monday 24 January 202220:00
Wednesday 26 January 202220:00
Friday 28 January 202220:00
Sunday 30 January 202220:00
Programme
VariousLe lacrime di Eros

Le lacrime di Eros approaches the 16th and 17th centuries as a delivery room and a laboratory for opera as an experimental art form. In a dialogue between original renaissance material by, among others, Caccini, Peri and Monteverdi and the contemporary music of Scott Gibbons, the many facets of love are made tangible. In their unorthodox opera, Raphaël Pichon and Romeo Castellucci celebrate the richness of this art form with Ensemble Pygmalion.

Love dominated the opera stages back then and still does today. But although Le lacrime di Eros is about love, it is anything but a mawkish opera. Love reveals its true beauty, but at the same time, casts the darkest of shadows. In this ‘pasticcio’, its many facets are portrayed visually and musically as chapters in a great ‘Book of Love’. This is right up director Romeo Castellucci’s street. With his forceful interpretation of Das Floß der Medusa for DNO he proved himself to be a master in combining the different disciplines of opera, performance and the visual arts.


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