Cycle
Camille Saint-Saëns, the one-man band

Les Barbares

Tragédie lyrique in three acts and a prologue, music by Camille Saint-Saëns, libretto by Victorien Sardou and Pierre Barthélemy Gheusi, premiered at the Paris Opéra on 23 October 1901.
Opera
Les Barbares, first performed in 1901, indirectly recalls the Prussian invasion of 1870, transferring the episode back to the distant past. The work is set in Roman Gaul, and sets collective history against the personal drama of the barbarian Marcomir and the Vestal Virgin Floria, who have but little time to enjoy their guilty union.

Dates

Sat 27 March 2021
19.00
Oper Leipzig, Leipzig
Sat 3 April 2021
19.00
Oper Leipzig, Leipzig
Fri 23 April 2021
19.30
Oper Leipzig, Leipzig
Fri 30 April 2021
19.30
Oper Leipzig, Leipzig
Sat 12 June 2021
19.00
Oper Leipzig, Leipzig

Performers

GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA
LEIPZIG OPERA CHOIR
David Reiland conductor
Anthony Pilavachi director
Markus Meyer set design and costume
Michael Röger lighting
Floria Nora Sourouzian
Livie Karin Lovelius
Marcomir Dominick Chenes
Scaurus / Récitant Randall Jakobsh
Le Veilleur Matthias Stier
Hildibrath Jonathan Michie

Programme

Les Barbares by Camille Saint-Saëns
Staged performance
Production Leipzig Opera in partnership with the Palazzetto Bru Zane
Recording already available: ‘French opera’ series - Bru Zane Label
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