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Carmina Burana

& Stabat MATER

By Edward Clug

From October 3rd To 19th, 2019
At 8 P.M.Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts


Carmina Burana
iPhoto: Sasha Onyshchenko | VFX: | Dancers: Jean-Sébastien Couture & Chisato Ide

The piece

When Carl Orff composed Carmina Burana, in 1937, he could never have imagined that this “scenic cantata” inspired by medieval poems would earn the universal popularity that it did, eclipsing all the rest of his output.

To this day, Carmina Burana has remained one of the pieces in the classical repertoire best-known to the general public, largely thanks to the exposure of its initial chant, “O Fortuna,” in motion pictures – in Excalibur, among other films.

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.

Edward Clug
iLes Grands Ballets Orchestra - Photo: Richard Champagne

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