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Cavalli: Eliogabalo

opera opera baroque

Cavalli : Eliogabalo

Release Date: September 14, 2016

Year    :   2016
Slogan    :   «Francesco Cavalli's opera live at the Palais Garnier, Paris on September 14, 2016»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Opéra National de Paris
Director    :   Thomas Jolly
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RunTime    :   150 mins.

Systematically overturning accepted morals, Elagabalus dresses men as women, and names women to the Senate, favours sinning servants and humiliates generals. Baroque and carnivalesque, Eliogabalo is not, however, an opera that advocates a return to order. Leonardo García Alarcón, a finder of baroque gems, and Thomas Jolly are careful not to transform Eliogabalo into a sublime icon who would abase virtue. On the contrary, the conductor and young director, who are presenting their first production for the Paris Opera, accept the character’s contradictions and ambiguities


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