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Romeo Castellucci’s ‘Parsifal’ premieres tonight; first images

Posted in opera, theatre with tags , , , on January 27, 2011 by Utopia Parkway

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Romeo Castellucci‘s first ever and long-awaited opera, Parsifal, will premiere tonight at De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussels). It goes without saying that not only opera lovers are curious to see what the renowned Italian theatre director will come up with. You can be sure that his take on the legendary Richard Wagner opera will be a highly personal and probably unusual one. Unfortunately I will only be able to bring you a review of Parsifal somewhere in February, but I can try to tickle your imagination by showing you the first official pictures of Castellucci’s Parsifal. (all images: Bernd Uhlig) You’ll find more info and rehearsal pictures and videos on the site of De Munt/La Monnaie, here. (You’ll have to register first.) And for some insider’s stories about this Parsifal, do read Andrew Richard‘s (yes, he’s Parsifal) amusing blog (Opera rocks). The only tenor with a weblog?

Romeo Castellucci directs his first ever opera at De Munt/La Monnaie

Posted in dance, opera, theatre with tags , , , , on March 17, 2010 by Utopia Parkway

Renowned Italian theatre director Romeo Castellucci will direct his first ever opera. Castellucci’s version of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal will premiere next season at De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussels; February 27, 2011). Conductor will be Hartmut Haenchen. German choreographer Sasha Waltz will direct an opera too at De Munt: Toshio Hosokawa’s Matsukaze (May 2011). De Munt is also programming a rerun of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker‘s opera Hanjo, also by Hosokawa (April 2011). It premiered in 2004. You’ll find everything on De Munt’s new season on a brand new website, here.

(Note on January 27, 2011: For more recent info on Castellucci’s Parsifal: click here.)

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