Il Grand' Inquisitor

Gerard Mortiers plannen voor Parijs

In het septembernummer van het Engelse tijdschrift Opera staat een artikel/interview met Gerard Mortier. Sinds dit seizoen is hij de directeur van de Parijse opera en in het artikel onthult hij een aantal van zijn plannen en ideeën voor de volgende jaren.

Een uittreksel:

"[...] He wants to do something connecting Mozart with Paris for the Mozart year in 2006, something on the Holy Grail for 2007, and something crosspollenating French and German Romantic composers and writers for 2008.

[...] Mortier wants to do core 20th-century operas, mentioning Cardillac and Janácek, particularly a double bill of The Diary of One Who Vanished and Duke Bluebeard's Castle. He talks of commissioning operas from Kaija Saariaho (Adriana Mater [...]), Olga Neuwirth [...], Hans Peter Kiburg, Pascal Dusapin and Georg Friedrich Haas, more fruits from his long immersion in the Austrian-German Kulturwelt. He's also asking Georges Asperghis to design a sonic environment for the 'grand escalier' at the Garnier.

In more standard repertoire, there will be the early music, including Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and a Gluck cycle with an Alceste with William Christie and Deborah Warner. A Da Ponte-Mozart cycle starts in 2006. There will be a clutch of French operas (he mentions Les Troyens, La Juive, Louise and Ariane et Barbe-Bleue, along with this year's Pelléas et Mélisande and St François). And a Verdi cycle: Frank Castorf producing Rigoletto, Marthaler tackling La traviata and the Dutch Johann Simons staging Simon Boccanegra, along with Gergiev conducting Otello, and Riccardo Muti - one of his many old Salzburg nemeses - conducting Aida in a Robert Carsen production. And how about the Ring [...] ? Mortier says that he will only do the Ring if he finds a proper aesthetic context for it, but that if he does do it, Simons - on whom he is particularly keen - will produce it."

Publicatie: zondag 12 september 2004 om 16:06
Rubriek: Toekomstmuziek