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The Love for Three Oranges

Sergey Prokofiev (1891 – 1953)

Opera in a prologue and four acts
Libretto by Sergey Prokofiev based on a tale by Carlo Gozzi
First performed on 30th December, 1921 in Chicago
Premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 9. December, 2012

In French language with German and English surtitles

2 hrs 30 mins / 1 interval

Pre-performance lecture (in German): 45 minutes prior to each performance

Cast

Conductor

Nicholas Carter

Stage Production

Robert Carsen

Stage-Design

Paul Steinberg

Costume-Design

Buki Shiff

Chorus Master

Jeremy Bines

Choreography

Philippe Giraudeau

King of Clubs

Derek Welton

The Prince

Thomas Blondelle

Princess Clarice

Annika Schlicht

Léandre

Noel Bouley

Truffaldino

Andrew Dickinson

Pantaloon

Thomas Lehman

Chelio

Ievgen Orlov

Fata Morgana

Francesca Mondanaro

Princess Linetta

Vasilisa Berzhanskaya

Princess Nicoletta

Meechot Marrero

Princess Ninetta

Sandra Hamaoui

A Gigantic Cook

Andrew Harris

Farfarello, A herald

Seth Carico

Smeraldine

Jana Kurucová

Master of Ceremonies

Jörg Schörner

Chorus of the ridicolous people

Ya-Chung Huang

Chorus of the ridicolous people

James Kryshak

Chorus of the ridicolous people

Gideon Poppe

Chorus of the ridicolous people

Robert Watson

Chorus of the ridicolous people

Tyler Clarke

Chorus of the ridicolous people

Philipp Jekal

Chorus of the ridicolous people

Sam Roberts-Smith

Chorus of the ridicolous people

Byung Gil Kim

Chorus of the ridicolous people

ZhengZhong Zhou

Chorus of the ridicolous people

Dean Murphy

The Concert Programme

Philosophical tragedy! Heart-warming comedy! Lyrical drama! Ingenious tomfoolery! Such are the motley conceptions of what this opera should be, as expressed by the characters from the audience who invade the stage in the Prologue to Sergei Prokofiev's opera. And yet THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES, after a play by the Venetian Carlo Gozzi, not only incorporates aspects of all of these genres but also combines tragedy with comedy, poetry with the grotesque and fairytale with satire to produce a grandiose piece of theatre that has wowed audiences around the world since its premiere in 1921.

That this story of a lovelorn prince has become the most beloved of Prokofiev's operas is down not only to its quirky and spirited music, however, but also to the interpretive freedom provided by his rich, visual world with its cast of magicians, fairies and card-playing queens. With audiences free to read the work as fanciful fairytale, shrewd political satire or glamorous revue, it is small wonder that Robert Carsen loves this particular opera. The Canadian director will be familiar to Deutsche Oper Berlin audiences from his stagings of Strauss' ARIADNE ON NAXOS and Verdi's MACBETH. THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES, performed here unsurprisingly in the French original, is Carsen's first brand new production at a Berlin opera house.

Kindly supported by Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin