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Philip Glass

Publisher: Chester Music

La Belle et la Bête (1994),
Work Notes
Opera based on the screenplay by Jean Cocteau. Libretto (French) by the composer.
Text Writer
the composer
Publisher
Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Sub Category
Operetta / Musical Theatre
Year Composed
1994
Duration
1 Hours 30 Minutes
Language
Czech, French, German
Solo Instrument(s)
2 Sopranos, Mezzo Soprano, 2 Baritone, 2 Bass Baritones
Programme Note
Philip Glass La Belle et la Bête (1994),
CAST
Beauty - mezzo-soprano
The Beast, the Port Official, Avenant, Ardent - baritone
The Father, the Usurer - baritone
Felice - soprano
Adelaide - soprano
Ludovic - baritone

SYNOPSIS
A subtle reflection on the life of an artist, Philip Glass' second opera based on works by Cocteau, in its original version performed in conjunction with the projected film (with the original soundtrack eliminated entirely).

Presented as a simple fairy tale, it soon becomes clear that the story has taken on a broader and deeper subject - the very nature of the creative process. Through an extraordinary alchemy of the spirit, the ordinary world is transformed into a world of magic. The power of the creative and the raw world of nature, represented respectively by Beauty and the Beast, finally emerges and allows the world of imagination to take flight.

  • Ensemble
    Philip Glass Ensemble
    Conductor
    Michael Riesman
    Nonesuch:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 10 AUG 2013
    Edinburgh International Festival
    The Edinburgh Playhouse
    Philip Glass Ensemble

    Other Dates:
    11 August - The Edinburgh Playhouse
  • 16 MAR 2013
    La Jolla, CA
    La Jolla Symphony
    Steven Schick, conductor

    Other Dates:
    17 March - La Jolla, CA
  • 16 MAR 2013
    La Jolla, CA
    La Jolla Symphony
    Steven Schick, conductor

    Other Dates:
    17 March - La Jolla, CA
  • 20 JAN 2013
    Theatre Imperial Compiegne, France
    Orchestre de Picardie
    Arie van Beek, conductor
  • 20 JAN 2013
    Compiegne, France
    Orchestre de Picardie
  • 03 JUN 2011
    Prague
    Prague National Theatre
  • 16 MAY 2011
    Club Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Zürcher Kammerorchester
    Michael Riesman, conductor
  • 30 JUN 2009
    La Belle et la Bête Country Premiere
    Echorus Country Premiere
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Angele Dubeau & La Pieta
    Angèle Dubeau, conductor

    Other Dates:
    1,2 July - Montreal, QC, Canada
  • 17 SEP 2008
    Brno, Czech Republic
    Brno National Theatre

    Other Dates:
    20,25 September; 17,20,21 June 2009 - Brno, Czech Republic
  • 17 AUG 2008
    Hunmaul Hall, Gangwon,North Korea
    Sejong Soloists
    Jung Ho Pak, conductor
  • 12 JAN 2008
    Staatstheater am Gaertnerplatz, Munich
    Staatstheater am Gaertnerplatz Munich
    David Stahl, conductor
  • 03 JAN 2008
    Valencia, Spain
    Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana
  • 16 NOV 2007
    Reduta Theater, Brno, Czech Republic
    Brno National Theatre
  • 05 JAN 2007
    Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía , Valencia, Spain
    Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana
    Karolína Berková / Marina Rodríguez Cusí (La Belle), Jirí Kubík (La Bête), Martina Bauerová (Félicie), Lenka Smídová (Adélaïde), Bohuslav Marsík (Le Pére), Roman Vocel (Avenant), Oldrich Kríz (Ludovic), Jirí Hájek (L'usurier), Jirí Hájek / Roman Vocel (Officiel), Jirí Hájek (Laquiais)

    Other Dates:
    6,7 January - Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Spain
  • 05 JAN 2007
    Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain
    Orquestra Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia

    Other Dates:
    7 January - Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain
  • 03 JUL 2006
    Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens, Greece
    Philip Glass Ensemble

    Other Dates:
    4 July - Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens, Greece
  • 26 MAY 2006
    Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Japan
    Philip Glass Ensemble

    Other Dates:
    29 June - Les Nuits De Fourviere, Grand Theatre, Lyon, France
  • 26 MAY 2005
    Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo
    Philip Glass Ensemble
  • 29 JUN 2004
    Prague National Theatre, Prague
    Prague National Theatre
    Petr Kofron, conductor

    Other Dates:
    30 June; 1-9 July - Prague National Theatre, Prague
  • 01 SEP 2003
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Prague National Theatre
    Petr Kofron, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2-4 September - Prague, Czech Republic
  • 29 AUG 2003
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Prague National Theatre
    Petr Kofron, conductor

    Other Dates:
    30 August - Prague, Czech Republic
  • 03 JUL 2003
    Pforzheim, Germany
    Stadttheater Pforzheim
    Michael Korth, conductor

    Other Dates:
    9 July - Pforzheim, Germany
  • 01 JUL 2003
    Pforzheim, Germnay
    Stadttheater Pforzheim
    Johannes Koegel-Dorfs, director; Michael Korth, conductor

    Other Dates:
    3,9,10 July - Pforzheim, Germnay
  • 15 JUN 2003
    Pforzheim, Germany
    Stadttheater Pforzheim
    Johannes Koegel-Dorfs, director; Michael Korth, conductor

    Other Dates:
    17,20 June - Pforzheim, Germany
  • 07 MAY 2003
    Pforzheim, Germany
    Stadttheater Pforzheim
    Johannes Koegel-Dorfs, director; Michael Korth, conductor

    Other Dates:
    9,17,20 May - Pforzheim, Germany

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