Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni
Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Librettos Lorenzo Da Ponte
La Monnaie-De Munt, Brussels
February 18 to March 28, 2020 - New Productions
« Facciamo qualche altra esperienza. » Cosi fan tutte, Act 2.
Music direction, Antonello Manacorda and Ben Glassberg
Staging & Costume design, Jean-Philippe Clarac & Olivier Deloeuil
Scenic design, Rick Martin
Artistic collaboration, Lodie Kardouss
Lighting, Christophe Pitoiset
Video, Jean-Baptiste Beïs & Thimothée Buisson
Graphic design, Julien Roques
Dramaturgy, Luc Bourrousse
With: Björn Burger (Conte Almaviva, Don Giovanni), Sophia Burgos (Suzanna, Zerlina), Ginger Costa-Jackson (Cherubino, Dorabella), Caterina Di Tonno (Barbarina, Despina), Juan Francisco Gatell (Don Ottavio, Ferrando), Alessio Arduini (Figaro, Leporello), Riccardo Novaro (Don Alfonso), Lenneke Ruiten (Donna Elvira, Fiordiligi), Alexander Roslavets (Commendatore, Bartolo), Yves Saelens (Basilio, Curzio), Iurii Samoilov (Masetto, Guglielmo), Simona Saturova (Contessa Almaviva, Donna Anna), Rinat Shaham (Marcellina)
La Monnaie-De Munt, in coproduction with Teatro Massimo Palermo
Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni in one single opera project!
Clarac-Deloeuil > le lab takes up the challenge to stage the three operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte together in the form of a trilogy.
While each of these masterpieces is an autonomous entity that can be viewed independently of the others, we have reimagined and conceived them jointly as the three parts of the same story, presenting a large number of interlinked characters and plots.
All the events, for instance, happen on the same day and inside the same apartment building in which the characters live and act. The successive focus on the teaming life of this building gradually reveal Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte and Don Giovanni as a fictional series, a family saga.
The audience is invited to dive into the tumultuous life of this place, to go with the flow on this ‘mad day’ and, like an investigator, to assemble the different pieces that make up this vast Mozartian jigsaw puzzle.
A new perspective that will reveal fresh meanings and confront the spectators with topical questions. What does being a man or a woman mean in today’s society? What does it mean being a couple today? Are we heading towards more egalitarian views on romantic and sexual relations? What limits do we place on desire?