Event Le Grand Macabre
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Venue Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event Adelaide Festival of Arts 2010
First Date 26 February 2010
Opening Date 26 February 2010
Last Date 28 March 2010
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Its central subject is mortality and its central character is Death, in the form of the character Nekrotzar, written to be sung by a bass-baritone, who arrives in a city of skyscrapers. The streets are strewn with litter and populated by vagrants, giving the audience the impression that they are in a land on the verge of an apocalypse. Along with the drunkard and the astrologer, Nekrotzar proceeds to the court of Prince Go-Go, and a series of disjointed scenes raises the question of whether they are witness to the impending doom or it has all been a farce.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Opera
Subjects Death
Name Function Notes
Susannah Andersson Actor and Singer
Brian Asawa Actor and Singer
Frances Bourne Actor and Singer
Roderick Earle Actor and Singer
Ilse Eerens Actor and Singer
Adam Goodburn Actor and Singer
Ning Liang Actor and Singer
Chris Merritt Actor and Singer
Frode Olsen Actor and Singer
Christopher Tonkin Actor and Singer
György Ligeti Composer
Robert Houssard Conductor
Lluc Castells Costume Designer
Valentina Carrasco Director
Alex Olle Director
Peter van Praet Lighting Designer
Alfons Flores Set Designer
Text Nationality Romania
Production Nationality Belgium
Data Source
Source Description
Event Identifier 82938