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Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel from Festival d’Aix

Author: C Major Entertainment

"The Fiery Angel at Aix-en-Provence Festival - a benchmark performance!" (Financial Times)

  • Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel | Copyright: © Pascal Victor

    Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel © Pascal Victor

  • Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel | Copyright: © Pascal Victor

    Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel © Pascal Victor

  • Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel | Copyright: © Pascal Victor

    Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel © Pascal Victor

The young Renata hears voices. Since childhood, she has been visited by a fiery angel exuding a sublime radiance. Besotted with him, she goes looking for him when he leaves her and meets Ruprecht, a knight who, out of love for her, will try to tear her away from this carnal possession.

Moving from tavern to convent, against a backdrop of spiritualism and exorcism, collective hysteria and burlesque humour, The Fiery Angel is a powerful piece that has it all, bordering the very limits of expressionism. Inspired by the symbolist novel of the same name by Valery Bryusov, this opera is Prokofiev’s most striking operatic masterpiece. Its premiere at the Festival d’Aix sees it transported into the tumultuous world of director Mariusz Treliński, while Prokofiev’s score resounds to the baton of Kazushi Ono conducting the Orchestre de Paris.

"Masterful and very inspired direction by Kazushi Ono, who transmutes an Orchestre de Paris of stunning sonic beauty" (Le Monde)

Original title Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel
Genre Opera
Recording location Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, July, 2018
Duration approx. 130 mins
Production Company A co-production of Camera Lucida and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, with the participation of France Télévisions and UNITEL, with the support of CNC
Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Orchestra / Band Orchestre de Paris
Conductor Kazushi Ono
Choir Chorus of the Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera
Stage Director Mariusz Treliński
Soloist Aušrinė Stundytė, Scott Hendricks, Agnieszka Rehlis, Andreï Popov, Krzysztof Bączyk

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