▸ Saison 2023-2024 ▸ Grand Théâtre ▸ Théâtre des Capucins ▸ www.lestheatres.lu
As every year, Les Théâtres de la Ville have a strong and politically engaged line-up in store for the new season with a diverse and rich programme featuring almost 50 productions. Kicking off the season is Elena, directed by Myriam Muller, best known for bringing Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves to the stage. Based on the film by dissident Russian director Andreï Zvyagintsev, this new stage production is eagerly awaited. Another exciting, avant-garde work, Les Gardiennes, by Nasser Djemaï, tells the story of a small, happy tribe of elderly people residing in an apartment building.
For opera buffs, Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, directed by Aurélien Bory, is a fascinating journey into the underworld, while Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, directed by Milo Rau, is another highlight of the programme, with music by the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Fabio Biondi. Verdi’s Falstaff, directed by Denis Podalydès, with set design by Eric Ruf and costumes by Christian Lacroix, is also a must-see.
Dance is not forgotten either with the Ukrainian women of the Dakh Daughters acting as the mouthpiece of their people in Danse mmacabre, while, Tanztheater Wuppertal once again pays homage to the legacy of Pina Bausch with Nelken. Finally, Angelin Preljocaj’s Swan Lake offers a superb climax to the June programme.
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AUTEUR: CHRISTOPHE CHOHIN — PHOTO: SIMON GOSSELIN