»LUCIFER, ENLIGHTEN WITHOUT BLINDING«
• OPERA • FEAT. MUSIQUES NOUVELLES • AARHUS, DENMARK • 2014 •
ALLAN GRAVGAARD MADSEN
Idea & Concept: Line Tjørnhøj
Conductor: Jean-Paul Dessy
Set design & stage direction: Troels Primdahl
Production: Louise Kirkegaard, Fabienne Wilkin & Ana Ablamonova
Composers: Louise Alenius [DK], Alin Ghermann [BE], Ruta Vitkauskaite [LT], Allan Gravgaard Madsen [DK], Kate Whitley [UK], Niels Rønsholdt [DK] and Line Tjørnhøj [DK]
Full program & credits available here!
Presented by AUT – Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere
in cooperation with Musiques Nouvelles & Operomanija
To be continued in Mons, Belgium, June 2015
Musicians: Laurent Houque (violin), Jean-Pol Zanutel (cello), Pierre Quiriny (percussions), Charles Michiels (clarinet) & André Ristic (piano), Christian Tscherning Larsen (trombone), Daniel Carlsson (countertenor), Annemette Pødenphandt (soprano) & Camilla Løvstad (soprano)
Acknowledgements: Henrik Winther Hansen, Jolene Mok, Hans Strandmark, Henrik Bonde, Teater Katapult, The Royal Academy of Music, Bora Bora
»Plunged out from the sky as a flash of lightning, Lucifer was stripped of his beauty, his position and his claim to Heaven. Since then his eternal goal has been to thwart the grand design of God.«
Seven European composers each created a part of a new grand opera with inspiration drawn from The Myth of the Fall of Lucifer. Confronted with the audience and their live-streamed faces displayed above the orchestra, intimacy and trembling emotions transforms the tangible reality into a reawakening of the opera genre.