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Work: The Fiery Angel

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ComposerProkofiev, Sergei (1891-1953)
Period20th century
Year1919
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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New York CityThe Fiery AngelNew production

Met Opera
Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel
Michail Jurowski; Barrie Kosky; Metropolitan Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Svetlana Sozdateleva; Evgeny Nikitin
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Demonic obsessions in Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel in Rome

Alis Bianca (Madiel) and Ewa Vesin (Renata) in The Fiery Angel © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
In Emma Dante's staging we are viewing an allegory of death as painted in the medieval frescoes of Italian cemeteries.
****1
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Occult, mystical, extreme: Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel in Aix

Aušrinė Stundytė (Renata) © Pascal Victor | artcompress
With a stunningly inventive and modern-sounding score, strong acting performances and a staging full of theatrical illusion and coherent in spite of general weirdness, Aix's Fiery Angel impresses.
****1
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Madness, magic and spiritual mayhem

Agnieszka Rehlis, Svetlana Sozdateleva and Evez Abdulla in rehearsal © Julie Howden
Scottish Opera and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with an international cast pack a huge punch in a concert performance of Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel.
****1
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Bieito's Fiery Angel burns bright in Zürich

Ausrine Stundyte (Renata) and Leigh Melrose (Ruprecht) © Monika Rittershaus
A powerful and emotional staging by Bieito with five-star performances from both leads.  
*****
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A powerful Fiery Angel in Düsseldorf

Hitchcock's Spellbound meets One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest in Deutsche Oper am Rhein's retelling of Prokofiev's tale of obsession and demonic possesion.
****1
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