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Thierry Escaich (b.1965): Claude, opera (Libretto: R. Badinter) / L'Opera de Lyon Chorus & Orchestra; Rhorer [DVD]

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A modern opera inspired by Victor Hugo's ''Claude Gueux'', on a libretto by Robert Badinter and music by Thierry Escaich. The synopsis of ''Claude'' is based on a true story. Claude is a silk worker who will be sentenced to 7 years of hard-Labor. From this, follows a chain of injustice and violence in witch Claude finish to kill the prison warden. He will himself be "guillotined" (decapitated). Claude is a plea against prison and for human dignity worn by magnificent performers: Jean-Sébastien Bou, in the title role, Jean-Philippe Lafont and Rodrigo Ferreira. The Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon is conducted by Jérémie Rhorer. This thrilling opera is staged by Olivier Py.


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>Escaich, Thierry : Claude, opera
  • Performers: Jean-Sébastien Bou; Jean-Philippe LaFont; Rodrigo Ferreira
  • Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer
  • Ensemble: Orchestre de L'Opera de Lyon
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live