Jul 23, 2019
On this episode, director Alessandro Talevi talks about the unusual double-bill production this summer: Debussy's THE BLESSED DAMOZEL and Poulenc's LITANIES TO THE BLACK VIRGIN. These French cantatas, performed back-to-back, are only about 30 minutes total and were not conceived to be staged. Alessandro shares his unique concept for the pieces, the luxury of having time to develop backstories with the performers, and why even though these pieces have religious themes and texts, they are about the human experience and can be enjoyed by people of all backgrounds.
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