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FULL Akhmatova (Mantovani) Paris 2011 Baechle Kiss Peintre

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  • Published by: France 2  
  • Date Published: 2011  
  • Format: Broadcast
  • Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
  • Subtitles: yessubs, frsubs  
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The Opéra Bastille presents as a world premiere, Bruno Mantovani’s second opera inspired by the life of the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) of which he made an opera with a psychological course, a mirror of the inner heartbreak of a humiliated, worried intellectual by the Stalinist regime. The libretto by Christophe Ghristi is particularly interested in the (difficult) relationship of Akhmatova and her son Lev who was interned several times without the mother apparently struggling or fighting the regime to get him out. Like Paul Hindemith’s painter Mathis, recently approached on the same stage, the opera evokes the place of the creator confronted with tyranny. What to do, what to say? To be silent in silence but to resist by thought and a literary and poetic work which continues today to grasp and question … This is the way of Anna Akhmatova, poet of the shadows, tortured mother but tenacious spirit , tense, still on the brink. However, Bruno Mantovani’s music is far from whispering. Between two explosions, the poet speaks of her discomfort and her helplessness …

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