The Indian Queen
Semi-opera in one prolog and 5 acts by Henry Purcell. Final mask by Daniel Purcel.
Libretto by John Dryden & Robert Howard. New version by Peter Sellars with texts on music by John Dryden, Katherine Philips, George Herbert, and spoken texts by Rosario Aguilar.
Sung in English with English and French surtitles
Duration: approx. 3:45 (with one intermission)
This was Purcell’s last stage work, which he failed to complete before his death. It was his younger brother, Daniel Purcell, who finished the semi-opera, based on an electrifying plot which inspired Henry Purcell to compose some of his most beautiful music. Against the backdrop of an imaginary conflict between the Aztecs and the Incas, a story of impossible love between the Queen of the Aztecs and an Inca general. A wonderful opportunity at the Opéra des Nations to see in action the talented conductor Teodor Currentzis, directing his musicAeterna orchestra with their baroque instruments and the exceptional Perm Opera chorus (Russia). An uncompromising conductor who has emerged like a thunderbolt on the opera scene, Teodor Currentzis never leaves audiences indifferent. This demanding perfectionist, whose work is his life, has assembled around him artists who share his ideals.
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|Musical Director||Teodor Currentzis|
|Doña Isabel||Johanna Winkel|
|Don Pedro de Alvarado||Jarrett Ott|
|Don Pedrarias Dávila||Thomas Cooley|
|Sacerdote Maya||Willard White|
|Perm Opera Chorus |
Director Vitalii Polonskii