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Sunday 15. Jan. 2017, 8.00 pm - 9.10 pm | opera stabile Premiere

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Carlo Gesualdo

¡Gesualdo!

Introduction at 7.20 PM

“Tenebrae Responsoria”, the Fifth and Sixth Books of Madrigals by Carlo Gesualdo
The art of Carlo Gesualdo, Principe da Venosa’s madrigals is hard to salvage from his biographical monstrosity of having committed the double murder of his wife and her lover in a jealous rage. In his later madrigals, it is easy to imagine the sounds of lust, rage, sorrow and intimations of death in simultaneous, dissonant rasping. While other composer-colleagues, such as Monteverdi, had already dedicated themselves to modern monody, i.e. solo singing accompanied by instruments, thus driving the invention of opera forward, Gesualdo remained true to a highly complex and highly risky polyphony – a fact alternately considered a mannered, vain gesture, pigheaded conservatism or the breaking of new chromatic ground.

Director and Set Designer: Calixto Bieito
Costume Designer: Rebekka Zimlich
Dramaturgy: Johannes Blum

Koproduktion mit dem Teatro Arriaga Bilbao


Information:

Venue: opera stabile, Kleine Theaterstraße 20354 Hamburg
Price: 28,- EUR

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