Frankenstein @La Monnaie

An Opera produced by La Monnaie /De Munt

In 1816, fascinated by the technological and scientific advances of her time, Mary Shelley wrote the very first science fiction novel, in which an artificially created being strives to do good, but nonetheless does evil and is, as a result, rejected by its maker. Two hundred years after its publication, the US composer Mark Grey has gone back to the original story for his first full-length opera. Together with the director Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus), in this 21st-century interpretation he warns of the growing gulf between our capacity to invent and our inability to comprehend. An eagerly awaited world premiere, with and about advanced technology.

Conductor BASSEM AKIKI
Director ÁLEX OLLÉ (LA FURA DELS BAUS) with SUSANA GÓMEZ as Direction Collaborator
Set design ALFONS FLORES
Costumes LLUC CASTELLS with JOSÉ NOVOA
Lighting URS SCHÖNEBAUM
Video FRANC ALEU
Dramaturgy & Libretto JÚLIA CANOSA i SERRA
Chorus master MARTINO FAGGIANI

Program Notes (La Monnaie)

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