ALAIN PLATEL . LES BALLETS C DE LA B . TEATRO REAL MADRID . TONKÜNSTLER
MUSICAL DIRECTION Marc Piollet CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY AND SET DESIGN Alain Platel CHORUS DIRECTOR Andrés Máspero DRAMATURGY Hildegard De Vuyst MUSIC-DRAMATURGY Jan Vandenhouwe ADDITIONAL MUSIC Steven Prengels COSTUMES Dorine Demuynck LIGHTDESIGN Carlo Bourguignon SOUNDDESIGN Bart Uyttersprot ORCHESTRA Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich CHORUS Coro Titular del Teatro Real (Coro Intermezzo) DANCE les ballets C de la B
Music from Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner
Total time: 110 min.
The internationally renowned Belgian choreographer Alain Platel has developed one of the most commanding, impressive contemporary dance and music projects, along with his company les ballets C de la B and the choir and orchestra of the Teatro Real Madrid. “C(H)OEURS” is performed for the first time in Austria as part of an exceptional guest performance co-operation of the Festspielhaus St. Pölten and the Teatro Real Madrid, along with Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria. The title “C(H)OEURS” is a play on the French words for “choirs” and “hearts”. The great choir pieces by Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner are the centrepieces of the evening: an expression of the enormous emotional and revolutionary power that communities can develop. About eighty choir singers become the protagonists in a choreography that pairs Verdi’s and Wagner’s music with striking imagery, creating a compelling piece of musical theatre.
Artist talk in English with Alain Platel at 6.30 p.m., Chamber Music Hall
ON THE PERIPHERY
* Wine tasting in the foyer following the performance:
Weingut Rudolf Hofmann www.weingut-hofmann.at
* Masterclass for Young Professionals with members of les ballets C de la B, Thu 10 October
EUR 45, 41, 36, 27, 12
Ticket-Line: 02742 908080600 / Discounts