A huge installation for this happening --a 22 tons heavy dome!-- is a creation by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - no less!
So, one of the most significant cultural events in Europe this year, in which the spectacular meets creative and extravagant, opened last night in Madrid [in presence of Queen Sofia of Spain], with our fave Alejandro Marco Buhrmester singing the title role. Other shows are scheduled for July 8, 10, 11, and 13.
Mortier wrote a brilliant article published in El Paìs which is a must-read!
It is maybe not the right moment to say it, but even though I'm happy for Madrid to have grandly boosted their cultural and artistic offer, it is kinda sad to see the Paris Opera stone-falling artistically since Mortier left it two years ago. Oh well...
A short trailer with Kabakovs below:
|Alejandro Marco Buhrmester|