"Time has run out, we were the ones to know." With these strong words ends Solar, an 'environmental opera' about the consequences of human hubris and the reckless disregard for our natural ressources. In this video, composer Howard Moody and director Benoît De Leersnyder tell you all about the libretto, the music and the inspiration of Bruegel's painting The Fall of Icarus, but above all about the power that emanates from the young generation, represented by the La Monnaie Children's and Youth Choir.
Music: HOWARD MOODY Libretto: ANNA MOODY
Conductor: HOWARD MOODY Stage director: BENOIT DE LEERSNYDER Choreography: KARINE GIRARD Set and costume design: EMILIE LAUWERS Lighting: GLEN D’HAENENS Children's and Youth Chorus direction: BENOIT GIAUX
Talus: EMMA POSMAN, ANDREA CONANGLA (14.03) Daedalus: KRIS BELLIGH Icarus: LOGAN LOPEZ GONZALEZ Minos: MICHAEL J. SCOTT The Sun: LA MONNAIE CHILDREN'S CHOIR Apprentices to Daedalus: LA MONNAIE YOUTH CHOIR
- MM Laureate
La Monnaie Chamber Music ensemble
Production: LA MONNAIE