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Lyrical art: in Aix-en-Provence, a real festival opening

2022-07-05T15:23:21.705Z

CRITICISM – Boos and cheers for The Resurrection of Mahler which confuses the spectators magnificently.



Special envoy to Aix

Opening night of the Festival d'Aix 2022. At the Vitrolles Stadium, an improbable architectural gesture by Rudy Ricciotti.

Abandoned for more than twenty years, it was brought back to life by Pierre Audi, director in search of new places inviting to rethink the stage-room relationship.

And here is Romeo Castellucci who imagines a sequel to his inaugural show of 2019: after

Mozart's

Requiem , Mahler's

"Resurrection" Symphony

in a scenic translation.

Imagine a large mound of muddy earth.

A white horse strays there.

On finding it there, its owner sees a limb sticking out of the ground.

A phone call and here are experts in white jumpsuits and UN vans: the funeral music begins, grabbed by Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Orchester de Paris, a mass grave has been discovered.

During the three purely instrumental movements, we witness the meticulous ballet of the lawyers digging up bodies and placing them one after the other on covers...

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Source: lefigaro

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