New York Philharmonic: Ligeti's Satirical Opera Le Grand Macabre
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The last date listed for New York Philharmonic: Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre was Saturday May 29, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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I was wonderful - very original, beautifully staged, gorgeously sung, wonderfully conducted and great great costumes. I couldn't ask for anything more.
Although a few people walked out, the vast majority stayed and were wildly enthusiastic in their applause and shouts of bravo. I had a great time.
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If you want to witness a unique multimedia experiment that feels more like "art" and less like "concert" this is your gig. One characteristic of art is that it challenges the brain to work at meaning and relevance. And the interaction with the...continued
In one of the signature events of the New York cultural season, Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic give the much-anticipated, fully-staged New York premiere of György Ligeti’s satirical “anti-anti-opera.”
Meet Gepopo, Prince Go-Go, Piet the Pot, and their fellow inhabitants of Brueghelland, who’ve just been told by the devil that the world ends at midnight. In a carnival-like kaleidoscope of sight and sound, Ligeti (whose Atmosphères_ and other music is heard in the film _2001) tells their story with some of the most strikingly brilliant music he ever composed.