Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is set in …. Haiti (with live voodoo)Opera
Today’s live opera is Opera North/Phoenix Dance Theatre Rite of Spring
Our live-streamed opera of the week from OperaVision will stream today 23rd July from 19.00 CET, 18.00 London and 13.00 NY
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A new take on a cornerstone of modernism. Characters from Haitian folklore come to life telling their story of ritual, ceremony and celebration. All wait to be overcome by the female spirit Erzuli. Who will be chosen?
Internationally-acclaimed Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus reimagines The Rite of Spring in Opera North’s first ever collaboration with the contemporary dance ensemble Phoenix Dance Theatre. Set to Stravinsky’s ground-breaking score, Saintus’ fresh interpretation subverts the original narrative’s notion of female sacrifice and approaches the work through his own roots, creating a shared vodou experience with the dancers.
Available until 23.01.2022.