The 2019-2020 season takes its first leap with Carmina Burana & Stabat MATER by Edward Clug from October 3 to 19, 2019.
More than 150 artists will be on stage to offer you an exceptional performance: 40 dancers, 70 musicians of Les Grands Ballets Orchestra, 40 chorists and 3 renowned vocal soloists with soprano Aline Kutan, tenor Spencer Britten and bass-baritone Alexandre Sylvestre.
Romania’s Edward Clug revisits a fundamentally humanizing 20th century work with the power to bring people together, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, inspired by medieval verse. The work’s introduction, O Fortuna, evokes the World's destiny while Man is powerless in facing its uncertain future.
Les Grands Ballets' artistic director decided to call once more on gifted choreographer Edward Clug – firmly anchored in modernity – in order to reflect, first, the implicit torment of Carmina Burana, but more importantly springtime, hope and love, central themes in the work, which touches human beings in their most visceral dimension, that of their legacy, and longevity.
We learned from History that the only thing that doesn’t really change in time are human feelings: all the ever changes are aesthetics and context.
Carmina Burana could be simply described as an ode to life, that spans from daily human rituals to the greater universal mysteries.
With Les Grands Ballets' Orchestra, with Choir and Soloists
Composer Carl Orff’s powerful score will be carried by three solo voices. Soprano Aline Kutan, tenor Spencer Britten and bass-baritone Alexandre Sylvestre will join the Choir and 70 musicians of Les Grands Ballets Orchestra.