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With War and Peace, Calixto Bieito opens the battle of the spirits in Geneva

2021-09-16T13:06:05.077Z

WE WERE THERE - At the Grand Théâtre, the Spaniard chose to stage Prokoviev's opera in an intimate way rather than presenting a large fresco.



Special envoy to Geneva

Before having to give up some of his most ambitious projects, Aviel Cahn had started a more than promising mandate at the head of the Grand Théâtre de Genève, paving the way for a new lease of life for the main opera scene in French-speaking Switzerland.

This time, we can pick up the thread!

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Audience, orchestra and choirs are back in full force, with one of the most overwhelming works in the repertoire:

War and Peace

, the opera that Prokofiev took from Tolstoy's river-novel.

With 28 singers sharing 47 roles (at least in the version performed in Geneva), not to mention the choir, everything came together to create a fresco à la Cecil B. DeMille, as Francesca Zambello had done in one of the most famous productions in the past. most successful of the Opéra-Bastille.

Calixto Bieito's tour de force was to make it an intimate show.

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Source: lefigaro

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