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The Nightingale and Other Short Fables

03/01/11 through 03/06/11

Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave. Map

718-636-4100


01-03-2011 12:00:00 06-03-2011 12:00:00 America/New_York The Nightingale and Other Short Fables A theatrical alchemist who combines music, movement, and song into invariably mesmerizing productions, Robert Lepage (Lipsynch, 2009 Next Wave; the Metropolitan Opera's new Ring cycle) returns to BAM with The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, a brilliant assemblage of works by Stravinsky (Ragtime, Pribaoutki, The Fox, and others) bound together by an inspired mix of pan-Asian puppetry, opera, acrobatics -- and 20,000 gallons of water. The centerpiece of this work is Stravinsky's ingenious take on Hans Christian Andersen's tale of an emperor's curiously songful bird, The Nightingale. Lepage reimagines the opera as an aquatic fantasy, transforming the orchestra pit into a luminescent lagoon teeming with half-submerged singers, puppet-piloted boats, and lashing dragons. All the while, impervious to the commotion, the diminutive protagonist soars. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=72199 Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn Academy of Music

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A theatrical alchemist who combines music, movement, and song into invariably mesmerizing productions, Robert Lepage (Lipsynch, 2009 Next Wave; the Metropolitan Opera's new Ring cycle) returns to BAM with The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, a brilliant assemblage of works by Stravinsky (Ragtime, Pribaoutki, The Fox, and others) bound together by an inspired mix of pan-Asian puppetry, opera, acrobatics -- and 20,000 gallons of water. The centerpiece of this work is Stravinsky's ingenious take on Hans Christian Andersen's tale of an emperor's curiously songful bird, The Nightingale. Lepage reimagines the opera as an aquatic fantasy, transforming the orchestra pit into a luminescent lagoon teeming with half-submerged singers, puppet-piloted boats, and lashing dragons. All the while, impervious to the commotion, the diminutive protagonist soars.

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