Alceste
Fr
12.08.16  20:00  Bochum, Ruhrtriennale, info & tickets
Su
14.08.16  11:00  Bochum, Ruhrtriennale, Info & tickets
Sa
20.08.16  20:00  Bochum, Ruhrtriennale, info & tickets
Su
21.08.16  17:00  Bochum, Ruhrtriennale, info & tickets
Tu
23.08.16  20:00  Innsbruck, Innsbrucker Festwochen, info & tickets
Th
25.08.16  20:00  Bochum, Ruhrtriennale, info & tickets
Sa
27.08.16  20:00  Bochum, Ruhrtriennale, info & tickets
Su
28.08.16  17:00  Bochum, Ruhrtriennale, info & tickets
Alceste in the press
Nicolas Blanmont
La Libre Belgique, 11.08.2016
Markus Schwering
Frankfurter Rundschau, 11.08.2016

<<Je wordt onmiddellijk aangestoken door de pijlsnel reagerende orkestmusici en het hammerklavier, harp en cello spelende groepje continuospelers daarachter. Met fantasie en een zeldzame verfijning maken ze iedere emotionele schakering in het gemoed van de gekwelde Alceste voelbaar.>>

De Volkskrant, 14.08.2016

<<Un risultato costruito sul miracoloso equilibrio fra le differenti sezioni dell'orchestra B'Rock, capace di un suono trasparente, avvolgente e di grande bellezza, come pochi complessi con strumenti originali sono capaci di produrre.>>

Stefano Nardelli
Giornale della musica, 14.08.2016

<<Sidderende strijkers, hees hout, doorgraverskoper: elke noot liftte mee op de ragfijne emoties uit het libretto. Samen met de regie leverde het een toneelavond op vol edele eenvoud en stille grootsheid. ****>>

Tom Janssens
De Standaard, 16.08.2016
Tagesspiegel, 14.08.2016
Ursula Strohal
Tiroler Tageszeitung, 24.08.2016
WeltN24
Die Welt, 24.08.2016

<<Wucht und Glaubwürdigkeit dieser «Alceste» aber entstehen, neben den Solisten, vor allem durch den vollkommen singenden und spielenden MusicAeterna-Chor aus Perm; noch mehr durch Jacobs' atmendes Musizieren mit dem B'Rock-Orchester.>>

Holger Noltze
Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 19.08.2016

Alceste

Christoph Willibald Gluck
Alceste
René Jacobs conductor
Johan Simons stage director
Leo de Nijs stage design
Thomas Walker Admeto
Birgitte Christensen Alceste
Alicia Amo Aspacia
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani Evandro
Kristina Hammarström Ismene
Georg Nigl Unterwelt
Musica Aeterna Perm choir

King Admetus of Thessaly learns from an oracle that he will die unless someone is prepared to do so in his place. When his wife Alcestis offers to sacrifice herself, the gods intervene. Love triumphs over everything – even death. This story by Euripides inspired the composer Christoph Willibald von Gluck and the librettist Ranieri de' Calzabigi to enter into a legendary collaboration. With their Italian 'reform opera' Alceste (1767), which was also to appear later in French, they reacted against the virtuoso excesses of the then prevailing opera seria. They did not put on any gratuitous musical displays, but restricted themselves to streamlined vocal parts, a leading role for the chorus, and an overture that expresses the compelling tenor of the whole drama. René Jacobs conducts B'Rock and the Musica Aeterna chorus in the Italian version of this rarely performed masterpiece. It is directed by Johan Simons.

 

Production: Ruhrtriënnale

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