Jean Cocteau “a bird sings better in their family tree ‘
The tree as a metaphor for all generations who overcome tragedy and in spite of allows them to sing. This is a thousand times what happened to this land and over again perched on the branches of their tree has been allowed to sing. So I see this extraordinary piece of Xenakis, as a way to overcome the curse upon the house of Agamemnon. Death finds rest in the roots of this tree and in turn the life explodes in its branches.
La Fura del Baus theater started out exploring the primitive roots, and is in Japanese theater where also found sources which now turns to drink with this opera.
When in late April of 2011 I arrived at Narita airport, I felt it was the only Westerner in a wounded land that welcomed me generously and then I was sure that the tree would spring up again as it does in the Oresteia of Xenakis.
“Oresteia” (Ορέστεια) by Iannis Xenakis
on texts by ESQUILO
Conductor: Kazuki Yamada
Baritone / contratenor: Takashi Matsudaira
Percussion: Hideki Ikegami
Chorus: Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus ( Chorus Master: Shigeru Yamada)
Children Chorus: The little Singers of Tokyo ( Chorus Master: Hisae Hasegawa)
Orchestra: Tokyo Sinfonietta
Stage Direction: Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus)
Set Designer: Roland Olbeter
Costumes Designer: Chu Uroz
Lighting Designer: Carles Rigual
Video Designer: We love code ( Pelayo Mendez/ Roman Torre )
Stage Direction assintant: Mireia Romero
Technical Direction: Jaume Grau
Production: Ignacia Delpiano
Production Manager: Tetsuya Oguri
Electronics: Sumihisa Arima
PRODUCTION OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF TOKIO SUMMER FESTIVAL
As a way to overcome the curse upon the house of Agamemnon. Death finds rest in the roots of the tree and in turn the life explodes in its branches.