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From the House of the Dead

opera live performance

From the House of the Dead

Release Date: November 15, 2017

Year    :   2017
Slogan    :   «Leos Janáček’s opera live at the Opéra Bastille, Paris on November 15th, 2017»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Opéra National de Paris
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Writers    :   Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leoš Janáček
RunTime    :   100 mins.

Condensing the life stories – memories of prison in Silesia – related by Dostoyevsky in his work The House of the Dead, Leoš Janáček composed an opera filled with burning desire and longing. Contagious savagery, cruelty and brutality are exacerbated by the confines of the prison. However, within its concrete walls emerge both tenderness and cruelty at the sight of an injured bird; a multitude of stories and highly personal monologues. With this production, first performed at the Wiener Festwochen in 2007, the Paris Opera pays tribute to Patrice Chéreau.


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