L'HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT

LA FURA DELS BAUS

LA FURA DELS BAUS
Història del Soldat
Història del Soldat
Història del Soldat
Història del Soldat
Àlex Ollé presents the furera version of the fable L'Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinsky. A shocking adaptation converted into a denunciation and deep reflection on wars today and a call for peace and freedom. Premièred in Lyon last spring to overwhelming public and critical success, the commission to mark the 100th anniversary of the première of the work in Lausanne comes to Spain for the first time thanks to the Peralada Festival. The revision of the work proposes a more large-scale piece than a chamber opera. The devil is presented as the voice of the unconscious, as the alter ego of the protagonist, where good and evil are not external agents to the soldier, but “aspects that make up his personality and a clear example of human complexity”. The production is built on strong cinematographic roots that maintain the original score by Stravinsky, the text by Ramuz, together with passages by Jean Cocteau, Paul Valéry and the heart-breaking suicide letter signed by Daniel Somers, a soldier who was unable to overcome post-traumatic stress after the Iraq war, with which the piece ends. A clear and devastating denunciation of the establishment that invites deep reflection. A unique chance to discover this wonderful show by La Fura dels Baus in Peralada.

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Artistic details

OPERA

THE SOLDIER’S TALE

Music by IGOR STRAVINSKY

Original text by Charles Ferdinand Ramuz

 

Stage direction by ÀLEX OLLÉ (La Fura dels Baus)

Stage direction assistants: Ramon Simo and Valentina Carrasco

Playwright:Àlex Ollé, Júlia Canosa,Valentina Carrasco and Ramon Simo

Stage and Costume Design: Lluc Castells

Video: Emmanuel Carlier

Lighting: Elena Gui and Urs Schoenebaum

Sound space: Josep Sanou

Ppost production video: Benjamin Sanchez

 

Narrator/Devil/Soldier: Sébastien Dutrieux

Also appearing: Jean-Philippe Bigorre, Rémi Blasquez, Jean-Luc Burfin, Pierre Desmaret, Caroline Michel and Monique Milliot

 

An Opéra National de Lyon, Opéra de Lausanne and Opéra de Montpellier production with La Fura del Baus coproduction

 

Show in French with subtitles