Casa Da Musica in collaboration with the Ambronnay Festival.
Conductor Laurence Cummings
Designed and Directed by Martin Parr
The Orchestra of the Casa Da Musica
A modern premier of Almeida’s opera about Phaedra’s forbidden love for her son, Hyppolitus.
This painfully intimate, yet also soaringly dramatic piece, staged as an entertainment for the God Neptune in the manner of a piece of ‘grand guignol’, reflected the theatricality of the conceit of the God’s playing with humans like pieces in a chess game.
“The whole performance was excellent…an accomplished contribution…an effective staging by Martin Parr…polished and satisfying drama”
George Loomis, New York Times, 2nd October 2012>