Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Le Rossignol and Other Short Fables in Aix-en-Provence

One of the hits of the 09-10 Toronto season was the Canadian Opera Company's 5-way co-production* of Le Rossignol and Other Short Fables, directed by Robert LePage. Here is the entire production (yes, all 103+ minutes of it!), consisting of Renard, various shorter works, and Le Rossignol in the second half. Be sure to check out the water-filled orchestra pit and Vietnamese water-puppet action.

Next stops for the production include the Brooklyn Academy of Music in spring 2010, followed by Lyon, and Amsterdam.

*Partners in the production were Lepage's Ex Machina production company, the Canadian Opera Company, De Nederlanse Opera, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, and Opera National de Lyon.

(Thanks, Wendy!)

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