The Bratislava theatre company debut can be seen up until the 16th of March
The young theatre company, Bratislava, is not afraid of a challenge. Their debut opera, the one they have chosen as their ice-breaker, so to speak, is none other than The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, an 18th century operetta by Jacques Offenbach. Unpublished in Catalan, Bratislava have taken it on themselves to translate both the dramatic parts as well as the songs.
The opera is a satirical critique of militarism and its performance just three years before the Franco-Prussian War led to its prohibition following the French defeat. The protagonist of the piece is a young, tyrannical Grand Duchess who comes to realise that she cannot always get her way. The mise-en-scène is the work of Víctor Alvaro and live music is provided by pianist Ferran Martínez and the rest of the cast, who also play violin, trombone, flute and ukulele, instruments which at certain moments play their own part in the story.
The opera can be seen from Thursday to Sunday nights in the Teatre Gaudí up until the 16th of March.
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