More than 14 years after its celebrated world première in Singapore, which was followed by an international tour, I La Galigo can now be seen again on the Peninsula Island of Nusa Dua, Bali. The work is based on Sureq Galigo, an epic poem from South Sulawesi about the creation of man, and features a cast of more than 50 performers and live musicians. Music by Rahayu Supanggah.
Last night, we celebrated Joe Melillo and his achievements during his 35 years as BAM’s Executive Producer. I was proud to direct a short performance entitled For Joe A Man Who, with an amazing ensemble of Lucinda Childs, Isabelle Huppert, Nonhlanhla Kheswa, Isabella Rossellini, Jeremy Irons, Chukwudi Iwuji, Carl Hancock Rux and John Turturro. Among the many other artists that composed, wrote and performed for this memorable night at the Harvey Theater were Laurie Anderson, David Lang, Mitchell Rose, Daniel Bernard Roumain and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Photographs © Richard Termine
Exhibition Concept and Design: Robert Wilson - Design Collaboration: Marie de Testa - Curator: Noah Khoshbin - Lighting Design: Scott Bolman - Sound Design: Dario Felli - Registrar and Collection Consultant: Christian Clement - Max Ernst Museum Brühl: Achim Sommer, Friederike Voßkamp, Jürgen Pech
Good news to all Friends of Italian Opera: over the next 12 months, you will be able to see three of Verdi's masterpieces and one by Puccini, directed by Robert Wilson, in different European locations.
The Troubadour will première at the Verdi Festival in Parma on September 29 in the rarely performed French version (Le Trouvère), which the composer adapted in the style of a "Grand Opéra" for Parisian audiences in 1855. The performances will be conducted by Roberto Abbado. Shortly after that, on October 12, 14 and 16, Bob Wilson's beloved production of La Traviata, under the baton of Teodor Currentzis and with the MusicAeterna orchestra from Perm, will perform at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville in Luxembourg. Opening on November 30, and with performances throughout December, will be a new production of Puccini's Turandot at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Finally, Wilson will direct a new Otello for the Baden-Baden Festival next April, in which the Berlin Philharmonic will play under the baton of Daniele Gatti.