Avant Première Sujet 2018

The Avant Première Sujet 2018, presented by Telmondis Distribution,  is a complete IMZ Bingo

The captivating picture from “Don Carlos” shows IMZ Honorary Member Jonas Kaufmann and the lovely Latvian singer Elīna Garanča, which is especially fitting considering this edition’s Special Focus on “Meet the North”.

The production is a joint effort of numerous IMZ Members: Presented and distributed by Telmondis Distribution, co-produced by Opéra National de Paris, Telmondis and Arte France and screened in cinemas by François Roussillon et Associés.

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If there exists an opera that defies boundaries at every level, be they dramatic or dramaturgical, it is certainly Verdi’s Don Carlos, a work by an Italian composer created in French, and in which the climate of war with Spain and the melancholy of human beings draw our attention to the fate to Flanders. Politics, religion, history and psychoanalysis are all entwined here, increasingly exacerbating the fears and taboos between the protagonists. Krzysztof Warlikowski strips down a tragedy haunted by ghosts, and places the intimate at the heart of an imaginary fresco truer than history itself. Along with Philippe Jordan, he reveals to the public the very first version of this great five-act opera: the version modified by Verdi himself for the work’s first performance in 1867.

COPRODUCTION COMPANIES Opéra national de Paris, Telmondis and Arte France TV DIRECTOR Stéphane Metge DURATION 240' RECORDED Opéra national de Paris, Oct 2017 MUSICAL DIRECTOR Philippe Jordan STAGE DIRECTOR Krzysztof Warlikowski SET DESIGN Malgorzata Szczesniak LIGHTING DESIGN Felice Ross VIDEO Denis Guéguin CHOREOGRAPHY BY Claude Bardouil DRAMATURGY BY Christian Longchamp COMPOSER Giuseppe Verdi LIBRETTO BY Joseph Méry & Camille du Locle SOLOISTS Jonas Kaufmann (Don Carlos), Sonya Yoncheva (Élisabeth de Valois), Elīna Garanča (La princesse Eboli), Ildar Abdrazakov (Philippe II), Ludovic Tézier (Rodrigue) ORCHESTRA/CHOIR Paris Opera Chorus and Orchestra DISTRIBUTION COMPANY Telmondis Distribution

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Telmondis Distribution

Telmondis is an audiovisual production and distribution company that specializes in performing arts programmes (operas, ballets, concerts, circuses and documentaries) and has cultivated partnerships with major institutions around the world.



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