Special Screening ‘Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie by Ólafur Elíasson’
Presented by EuroArts Music
"Hippolyte et Aricie" takes us into a realm of wonders with magnificent dance and choir scenes and the greatest possible multitude of musical forms. Rameau revolutionised the music of his time with radically novel, sometimes odd harmonics; extraordinarily colourful and complex orchestral movements, multifarious rhythms and dramatic intensity. The artist Ólafur Elíasson is responsible for set and costume design. In his art, he deconstructs natural phenomena and rethinks them with the help of colour, light, reflections and motion. For Elíasson it is never about the work of art as an autonomous object, but about the interchange with the beholder.
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GENRE Opera MUSIC STYLE Classical music PROGRAMME FORMAT Live recording PRODUCTION YEAR 2018 DURATION 150 min PRODUCTION COMPANY EuroArts Music International CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corporation, ZDF – German Televison RECORDING LOCATION Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin COMPOSER Jean-Philippe Rameau CONDUCTOR Sir Simon Rattle ORCHESTRA Freiburger Barockorchester SOLOIST Anna Prohaska, Magdalena Kozena, Elsa Dreisig, Reinoud Van Mechelen CHOIR Staatsopernchor STAGE DIRECTOR Aletta Collins COSTUMES Olafur Eliasson DIRECTOR Andreas Morell DISTRIBUTION TV Euroarts Music International