Igor Strawinsky / Maurice Ravel Petrushka / L’Enfant et les Sortilèges Burlesque in four scenes [1947] | Fantaisie lyrique in two parts [1925]

annamaria monteverdi/ agosto 7, 2017/ mapping

Following the breath-taking success of the Magic Flute, which has set out from Berlin to take the whole world by storm, the British theatre group »1927« is returning to the Komische Oper Berlin – with two works which seem almost to have been written for the absolutely boundless imaginations of these image-conjurers and their astonishing combination of animation and live performances by actors ..

In Stravinsky’s ballet burlesque, three puppets are brought to life by their sadistic puppet-master – the delicate ballerina, the coarse but warm-hearted muscleman and the clumsy clown Petrushka. Continuously exhibited and tortured by his master, Petrushka finally manages to escape. Yet his long-yearned-for freedom does not last long …
By contrast, the ill-mannered and destructive child in Ravel’s surreal and fantastical fantaise lyrique experiences a living nightmare when the objects maltreated by him, such as an armchair, teapot and wallpaper, come to life and set about their tormentor.

 

CREW

CONDUCTOR
DIRECTOR
Suzanne AndradeEsme Appleton
ANIMATION
STAGE DESIGN
Pia Leong
DRAMATURGY
CHILDREN’S CHOIR
LIGHTING

CAST

PETRUSHKA [ПЕТРУШКА], THE CLOWN
Tiago Alexandre Fonseca
PTITSCHKA [ПТИЧКА], THE ACROBAT
Pauliina Räsänen
PATAP [ПАТАП], THE MUSCLEMAN
Slava Volkov
MUM / THE CUP / THE DRAGONFLY
THE SUN / THE PRINCESS / THE NIGHTINGALE
THE CAT / THE SQUIRREL
A SHEPHERDESS / THE BAT
THE FAUTEUIL / THE OWL
THE ROCKING CHAIR / A TREE
THE CLOCK / THE TOMCAT
DR. MATHS / THE TEAPOT / THE FROG
A SHEPHERD
THE CHILD STAND-IN
Sara Pamploni
CHORSOLISTEN DER KOMISCHEN OPER BERLIN
KINDERCHOR DER KOMISCHEN OPER BERLIN