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Strasbourg

Opéra

Mulhouse

La Filature
Dates
Oct 10Nov 09, 2021
Prices
6 - 90 €
Duration
2h30
Informations

Spectacle présenté avec un entracte.

Cast

Musical Director Andrea Sanguineti Stage Director Bruno Ravella Set Design Hannah Clark Lighting Malcolm Rippeth Movement Carmine De Amicis Chœur de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse

Artists

Stiffelio Jonathan Tetelman Lina Hrachuhí Bassénz Count Stankar Dario Solari Raffaele Tristan Blanchet Jorg Önay Köse

Presentation

Charming yet fanatical Stiffelio is a pastor whose sermons and impassioned readings of the holy scriptures draw faithful congregants in droves to temple every Sunday morning. He never misses an opportunity to point out his righteousness and self-sacrifice. But can one preach about God's infinite mercy in all sincerity without having personally experienced the bitter taste of betrayal? When Stiffelio uncovers his wife Lina's infidelity, his father-in-law Count Stankar's scheming and his friend Raffaele's duplicity, his true self is revealed. Behind the preacher's strict facade is flesh and blood, trapped between an ideal of Christian virtue and the flames of human passion. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi just months before Rigoletto, Stiffelio roused the anger of the censor who didn't look kindly on this tale of adultery mingled with religious fanaticism. Sacrificed and mangled on the altar of decorum, Verdi's original version went undiscovered until the 1960s. This little-known masterpiece is performed in France for the first time in a passionate huis-clos imagined by the stage director Bruno Ravella.

In Italian
Overtitled in French, German

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