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Michaël Levinas: La Metamorphose, complete opera / Fabrice di Falco, Magali Léger, André Heyboer, Anne Mason, Simon Bailey

Album Summary

>Levinas, Michael : La Metamorphose, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

At the beginning of Kafka's novella, the metamorphosis has already taken place. Now there is only ordeal. The choice made by Michaël Levinas, to represent what cannot be represented, is fascinating. A Lille Opera production.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2012
In this short but expansively expressive opera, transformation is never one way: dramatically, dream is constantly morphing into nightmare and back...the eight-strong cast of singers seems utterly assured...the five 'madrigals' of the opera proper should serve as an intriguing test case for anyone suspecting that Kafka's early-20th-century brand of broad-brush surrealism might be past its sell-by date.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Opéra de Lille (03/11/2011/03/13/2011).


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>Michaël Levinas (1949 - ) : La Métamorphose, opera
  • Performers: Simon Bailey (Bass); Fabrice Falco; Arnaud Guillou; Andre Heyboer; Magali Léger (Soprano); Laurent Laberdesque; Anne Mason (Soprano); Julie Pasturaud
  • Conductor: Georgea Octors
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Ictus
  • Notes: Opéra de Lille (03/11/2011/03/13/2011)
  • Running Time: 76 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 2011