24.11 - 26.11

Lady in the Dark

opéra . Grand Théâtre
Lady in the Dark (c) Opera Zuid
Lieu Grand Théâtre
Langue
En anglais
Durée
2h10 & entracte
Surtitrage
avec surtitres en français & allemand
Introduction
Introduction à l’opéra une ½ heure avant chaque représentation (FR).

mentions spécifiques

effets stroboscopiques
fumée

Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

Book by Moss Hart, lyrics by Ira Gershwin
World Premiere on 23 January 1941 at Alvin Theater, New York

The second production in the Kurt Weill double bill is this new staging of his dreamy 1941 opera about burnt-out fashion editor Liza, who finds herself on the psychiatrist’s couch. Written with Ira Gershwin and Moss Hart, it was Weill’s first Broadway hit, with moods both sweet and sweeping as the modern American woman relives the demands on her life. Underpinning the work is the familiar song “My Ship”, which has been covered by everyone from Judy Garland to Jessye Norman. This revival of Lady in the Dark is staged by up-and-coming British director Anna Pool who has worked with a series of innovative companies, including the UK’s Opera North and site-specific pioneers Slung Low. American conductor David Stern and the philharmonie zuidnederland are in the pit.

Distribution

Musical direction
David Stern
Stage direction
Anna Pool
Set & costume design
Madeleine Boyd
Choreography
Rebecca Howell
Lighting design
Bretta Gerecke
Dramaturgy
Joep Hupperetz
Chorus direction
Jori Klomp
Liza Elliott
Maartje Rammeloo / Alexia Macbeth
Dr. Brooks
Sylvia Poorta
Charley Johnson
Elliott Carlton Hines
Russell Paxton
Andrew Love
Randy Curtis
Quirijn de Lang
Kendall Nesbitt
Jeremy Finch White
Maggie Grant
Nienke Nasserian
Chorus
Theaterkoor Opera Zuid
Orchestra
philharmonie zuidnederland
Co-production
Opera Zuid; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

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