Monteverdi's Marian Vespers in a new visual ‘mise-en-espace’


World premiere - opening festival

Claudio Monteverdi, Pierre Audi,
Dutch National Opera

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The magnificent Marian Vespers are one of the highlights in Monteverdi’s work. Pierre Audi presents a completely new visual and spatial interpretation of the piece. He developed a mise-en-espace in collaboration with the Belgian visual artist Berlinde De Bruyckere. She is known for sensational work which integrates religious symbolism and mythology as important elements. They jointly staged the opera Penthesilea in Brussels. Conductor Raphaël Pichon leads the musical performance, and the singers and instrumentalists (using period instruments) are from his renowned Baroque ensemble Pygmalion. After his acclaimed Monteverdi cycle, Audi is returning to this first great opera composer. A thrilling prospect. 

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