théâtre lyrique

Das Lied von der Erde

Gustav Mahler

Welcome to the anthropo(s)cene! Philippe Quesne presents his vision in one of those scenic panoramas for which he is internationally renowned. Mahler’s grand symphonic cycle is here performed by the Klangforum Wien under the baton of Emilio Pomàrico, who is already quite well known to Dijon, having inspired a vibrant meditation on the future of our planet …

If it’s true that the Earth sings, then is anyone listening? To better hear it, Gustav Mahler would take refuge in 1908 with no other companion than an anthology of classic Chinese poems. Throughout the summer, he delivered himself to his inspiration, weaving within six movements the voyage of a lyric voice sustained by deep symphonic currents. The intimate internal passages respond and reflect one another in a magnificent score, stimulating the inspiration of Philippe Quesne: the founder of Vivarium Studio has always been interested in the interactions between bodies and their environment, inventing unique spaces for their dialogue, true ecosystems for performers, which he presents today throughout the world. His new creation bathes in the Mahlerian sublime, in a version for chamber ensemble by Reinbert de Leeuw performed by one of the greatest orchestras in contemporary repertoire.

Commission and production Wiener Festwochen
In collaboration with Vivarium Studio Coproduction deSingel (Antwerp)
Reprise by the Opéra de Dijon in partnership with the Festival d’Automne à Paris
With support from Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national


Music Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
version for chamber orchestra
by Reinbert de Leeuw

Musical director Emilio Pomàrico
Staging Philippe Quesne

Ensemble Klangforum Wien

Alto Christina Daletska
Tenor Maximilian Schmitt

Prices and seating plan
from 5.5€ to 46€ (tarif b)
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