Iolanta · Perséphone – Teodor Currentzis · Teatro Real
Paul Groves, Eumolpus | Dominique Blanc Perséphone | Sam Sathya Perséphone (dancer) | Chumvan Sodhachivy Déméter (dancer) | Khon Chansithyka Pluto (dancer) | Nam Narim, Mercury, Démophoon (dancer)
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Iolanta and Perséphone - A double bill consisting of two stage works that “represent an ideal of beauty, poetry and hope” forms this production in Madrid from the Teatro Real. In both works the progression from darkness to light acts as an initiation rite that completely transforms the existential attitude of the leading characters.
Recorded live at Teatro Real, January 2012, directed by Peter Sellars
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Iolanta
Igor Stravinsky: Perséphone