Le Siège de Corinthe


The first conceptual idea of the work is war. Sebla of the siege of Corinth. And then, behind the story, is the man: the conflict against the man. A constant presence in the history of humanity. A constant struggle for power, money, land, space. In this staging of La Fura dels Baus, the element that is struggled for is . Water, like gold, like oil, as raw materials that trigger wars around the world. The same religious wars in human history, because of the struggles for economic and political power.

A show in which water plays a fundamental role, symbolized by the walls of plastic bottles scattered on the scene. History takes place on arid, salty soil, the setting is purposely timeless, the costumes worn by the two peoples (Greek and Turkish) differ only in the bloodstains that blur the customs of the Turks. War is seen as an outer element of all ages in a universal context without discount at a specific time. The same love story could now be established at the time of Isis and the wars of the Middle East, as well as in a completely different historical period. Both sides suffer in the battle: the attackers, who have water and energy, and the besieged, who want for them what the besieged defend with all their strength. And in the end, what is revealed as a recurring element is that war is done for the poor, on behalf of the rich and powerful.

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Le Siège de Corinthe

Opera by Gioachino Rossini

Lyrical tragedy in three acts of Luigi Balocchi and Alexandre Soumet

Music Director: Roberto Abbado

Director and scene: Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus)

Scene elements, paintings, costumes and video: Lita Cabellut

Design by luzr: Fabio Rossi

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director: Mireia Romero


Pamyra Nino Machaidze

Mahomet II Luca Pisaroni

Néoclès Sergey Romanovsky

Cléomène John Irvin

Hiéros Carlo Cigni

Omar Iurii Samoilov

Ismène Cecilia Molinari

Adraste Xabier Anduaga

Ventidio Basso Theater Choir

Conductor of the choir: Giovanni Farina

Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai


The war of the water.

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