Sasha Waltz choreographs Monteverdi’s "Orfeo”
In the past decade, Sasha Waltz has established her very own genre: the choreographed opera. Music, dance, song and stage, functioning as one unit.
In 2014, Waltz fulfilled a longtime dream with her project based on Claudio Monteverdi’s "Orfeo”, the very first opera in musical history, which premiered in 1607. Last September, she brought the musical fable about Orpheus and Euridice to the Amsterdam stage, produced at her own risk. The choir and the soloists are, as per baroque style, brought into the action through dance, and – for the first time – the dancers sing as well. In a tried and tested constellation, Sasha Waltz & Guests work together seamlessly with conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, singing soloists Charlotte Hellekant and Georg Nigl, as well as the Vocalconsort Berlin. Also participating for the first time is the Freiburger BarockConsort. "Orfeo” will make its Berlin premiere in early July. One critic has described the production as a baroque party with flower arrangements – an airy celebration of transience? (eph)
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