In keeping with his artistic path and a commitment to live music, Mark Morris always looks for the collaboration and contribution of the best artists of our time. In this production, he brings together sopranos Sarah-Jane Brandon and Elizabeth Watts, tenor James Gilchrist and bass Andrew Foster-Williams, accompanied by the Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real, to perform Händel’s lovely piece L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, conducted by Jane Glover. The production is divided into two acts, the choreography creates 32 scenes inspired by the paintings of William Blake.
A presence of group and choral structure predominate in this creation, characterised by vibrant, spontaneous movement. The journey travels from the melancholy at the outset to a contagious energy, where the community is more important than the individual, making the point that human beings are truly happy when they are part of something greater.
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Music by Georg Friedrich Händel
Titular Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real
Conductor | Jane Glover
Choreographer | Mark Morris
Set designer | Adrianne Lobel
Costumes designer | Christine Van Loon
Lighting designer | James F. Ingalls
Soprano I | Sarah-Jane Brandon
Soprano II | Elizabeth Watts
Tenor | James Gilchrist
Bass | Andrew Foster-Williams