Luigi Nono Prometeo Tragedia dess’ascolto with the participation of the Experimentalstudio SWR

Colón Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Prometeo, Tragedia dell´ascolto" (1985) is an opera written by the Italian composer Luigi Nono. This monumental piece, of 150 minutes, tells different versions of the Greek myth of Prometheus in nine songs. Nono had worked for many years with the philosopher Massimo Cacciari in the conception of this master piece, focusing on the idea of disjointing the relation between music and spectators. The public is surrounded by five vocal soloists, six instrumental soloist, a choir of twelve voices, two percussionists and four instrumental groups consisting of thirteen musician each. Two reciters, a second conductor and electronic live sound processing are also involved.
Participating artists and institutions for this Latin America premiere are conductor Baldur Brönnimann, Detlef Heusinger (Director of the Experimental Studio SWR) as second Conductor, the spatial sound conception by André Richard in collaboration with the Freiburg Experimental Studio SWR and soloists of the London Sinfonietta, together with local singers soloists, choir and instrumental Orchestras. The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation supports this performance of "Prometeo, Tragedia dell´ascolto”.

November 16 – 25, 2013
Buenos Aires 

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