Set in an imaginary country (Breughel Land) this opera has a surreal plot which features sex, drinking, economic crisis, politics and corruption with an over-riding theme of death and the end of the world. But when the end of the world arrives, as announced by Nekrotzar, the only person to die is Death himself. First performed 1978. Running time 2hrs 15mins. New production supported by the 20/20 Group


Susanna Andersson (Venus/Gepopo), Susan Bickley (Mescalina), Andrew Watts (Prince Go-Go), Ablinger-Sperhacke (Pot Wolfgang), Pavlo Hunka (Nekrotzer), Frode Olsen (Astradamors), Daniel Norman (White Minister), Simon Butteriss (Black Minister), Rebecca Bottone (Amanda), Frances Bourne (Amando)


Music: Gyorgy Ligeti
Producer(s): English National Opera, La Monnaie Brussels, Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, Teatro dell' Opera di Roma
Conductor: Baldur Bronnimann
Director(s): Alex Olle, Valentina Carrasco
Design(s): Alfons Flores, Franc Aleu (video)
Costume: Lluc Castells
Lighting: Peter van Praet
Translation: Geoffrey Skelton
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Le Grand Macabre

Le Grand Macabre (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1909481187. Details of all Le Grand Macabre archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1812365802

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17 Sep 09
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London Coliseum
West End
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