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Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu presents Gyorgy Ligeti's sole opera "Le grand macabre" in a stunningly imaginative and highly theatrical production by La Fura dels Baus. The absurd-tragicomical masterpiece, which Ligeti called an "anti-anti-opera," blends popular theatre, comics, pop art, cabaret, caricature, and the Apocalypse with fascinating ease. Masterfully rendering the colorful score are the orchestra and chorus of the Liceu, under the baton of conductor Michael Boder. The stellar cast includes Werner Van Mechelen, Chris Merritt, Barbara Hannigan, and Brian Asawa.
Unique and special in concept and talents, but probably, a production not to be seen again! --
fascinating -- but, it is a chunk of funds for an experience that probably won't... Read more
Item not easy to find; till some time ago impossible.
Good music and scenes.
To recommend to all enthusiasts of contemporary music.
it is the first dvd release that i am aware for. i have known the music for some time and the dvd brought an extra dimensionPublished on January 9, 2013 by john oliver