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Rediscovery of Boris Blacher’s Romeo and Juliet in Lyon

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 25 Februar 2015

Opéra de Lyon, Boris Blacher: Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet, programme bookletJean Lacornerie’s production of Boris Blacher’s recently rediscovered Romeo and Juliet was premièred this Wednesday at the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse by the Opéra de Lyon.

Blacher wrote the opera in 1944 during the Dresden bombing. He condensed the drama into a thrilling and lyric 75-minute opera for 9 instrumentalists, 2 soloists and one vocal ensemble. An intense and highly celebrated operatic event; Philippe Forget led the ensemble.

Further performances will take place on 26 – 28 February and 1, 3 and 4 March.

View the score