The Indian Queen
4 September 2016
Concerts Opera
Opéra des Nations

The Indian Queen

musicAeterna Perm
Director Teodor Currentzis

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.

Concert version

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.

Learn more about Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna Orchestra
Musical Director Teodor Currentzis
Doña Isabel Johanna Winkel
Teculihuatzin Paula Murrihy
Hunahpú Ray Chenez
Don Pedro de Alvarado Jarrett Ott
Don Pedrarias Dávila Thomas Cooley
Ixbalanqué Christophe Dumaux
Sacerdote Maya Willard White
Narrator Maritxell Carrero
Orchestra musicAeterna  
Perm Opera Chorus
Director Vitalii Polonskii
Sep 2016
Sunday 4 |  7:30 pm