RESURRECTION

GUSTAV MAHLER (1860 — 1911)

Stadium de Vitrolles
4 7 10 11 13 July
SYMPHONY No.2 “RESURRECTION” IN UT MINOR FOR SOPRANO, ALTO, MIXED CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA IN FIVE MOVEMENTS
FIRST PERFORMED ON 13 DECEMBER 1895 IN BERLIN
Conductor
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Stage director, Stage, costume and lighting designer
Romeo Castellucci
Dramaturgy
Piersandra Di Matteo
Stage Director Collaborator
Filippo Ferraresi
Set Design Artistic Collaborator
Alessio Valmori
Lighting Artistic Collaborator
Marco Giusti
Soprano
Golda Schultz
Alto
Marianne Crebassa
Chorus
Chœur de l'Orchestre de Paris, Jeune Chœur de Paris
Vocal Coach
Marc Korovitch
Orchestra
Orchestre de Paris

NEW PRODUCTION OF THE FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE
IN COPRODUCTION WITH ABU DHABI FESTIVAL

— WITH THE SUPPORT OF MADAME ALINE FORIEL-DESTEZET, GRANDE DONATRICE D’EXCEPTION DU FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE

WITH THE SUPPORT OF MAJA HOFFMANN / LUMA FOUNDATION
LE CERCLE INCISES POUR LA CRÉATION CONTEMPORAINE

The whole thing sounds as though it came to us from another world. I think there is no one who can resist it.

Gustav Mahler, after listening to his Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” on 13 December 1895

Resurrection forms a diptych with Requiem (2019) – a striking meditation on the exhaustion and disappearance of all things – and takes up in a spectacular way the question of the aftermath: the question of a hypothetical renewal. The Stadium de Vitrolles designed by Rudy Ricciotti has been preserved in a state of beauty ravaged by twenty-five years of abandonment and clandestine occupations. Inside this iconic building Romeo Castellucci tackles the enigma of a mysterious rebirth. Resurrection is undoubtedly the most popular of all Mahler's symphonies. The composer stages a gradual victory over his doubts and asserts his creative vocation and his newfound faith in the cosmos. The audience is immediately struck by the opening chaos orchestrating a magnificent funeral. The sublime final chorus enraptures listeners as it celebrates the Last Judgement and the divine love that is spread everywhere. Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to the Orchestre de Paris and its Chorus and dreams with us of rising out of hard times. Golda Schultz and Marianne Crebassa make their Festival debut.

Monday 4 July 2022
9:00pm
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Thursday 7 July 2022
9:00pm
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Sunday 10 July 2022
9:00pm
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Monday 11 July 2022
9:00pm
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Wednesday 13 July 2022
9:00pm
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Tickets: 31€, 67€, 130€, 206€
Youth ticket: 9€
Performance available with ticket packages and Prestige offer
Shuttle service available by reservation :

1 hour and 20 minutes without interval

Sung in German