Bergen International Festival 2015 English catalogue - Page 38

038 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 FOU N DAT I ON S FOU N DAT ION S B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 5 0 39 W W W.F IB.N O 0 39 Orfeo by Sasha Waltz/ Claudio Monteverdi d Scandinavian premiere An expression of love to the power of myth, music and dance. GRIEGH A LLE N GRIEG SA L E N This exquisite performance of Orfeo is based on Claudio Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo. The driving force behind it is the German choreographer and director Sasha Waltz, renowned for her monumental crossover performances. DAT E/ T I M E Wednesday 10 June at 18:00 D U RAT IO N 2:30 including interval L AN GUAGE Performed in Italian. Surtitles in Norwegian and English. OT H ER Introduction (in Danish) by Henrik Engelbrecht at 17:15 T IC KET * Full price: 250–800 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount ‘This performance is about the power of love – a force that transcends death. As the narrative grips us, we travel with Orfeo through the entire spectrum of emotions, from the intoxication of infatuation to the devastation of heartbreak. The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice – and possibly this performance in particular – is also a tribute to art itself,’ says Sasha Waltz. The performance, which Waltz describes as a choreographed opera, is a fusion of music, singing and dance. Members of the chorus and instrumental ensemble, soloists and dancers are all handpicked on the basis of their ability to express themselves across the boundaries of genre. They complement one another and move as a single entity. Sasha Waltz’s predilection for early music has led her to collaborate with several baroque ensembles, but this is her first time with the renowned Freiburger BarockConsort. The music is honest and direct, sensitive and passionate; the dancing is indescribably beautiful. Sasha Waltz director, choreographer Alexander Schwarz set design Beate Borrmann costume design Martin Hauk lighting design Tapio Snellman video Torsten Johann musical director, conductor Freiburger BarockConsort Vocalconsort Berlin Ensemble Sasha Waltz & Guests Anna Lucia Richter Euridice (Eurydice), La Musica (Music) Georg Nigl Orfeo (Orpheus) Charlotte Hellekant La Messaggiera (Messenger), La Speranza (Hope) Douglas Williams Caronte (Charon) Luciana Mancini Proserpina (Proserpine) Konstantin Wolff Plutone (Pluto) Cécile Kempenaers Ninfa (Nymph), Pastore 1 (Shepherd) Julián Millán Apollo, Eco (Echo), Pastore 4 (Shepherd) Kaspar Kröner Pastore 2 (Shepherd), Spirito (Infernal Spirit) Kevin Skelton Pastore 3 (Shepherd), Spirito (Infernal Spirit) Hans Wijers Pastore 5 (Shepherd), Spirito (Infernal Spirit) A co-production by the Bergen International Festival, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Dutch National Opera, the Theatres of the City of Luxembourg and the Lille Opera. Sponsored by DNV GL 038 W W W.FIB.N O