001 Bernarda Alba (Original London)
Joué durant 3 semaines - Union Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Première preview: mar 23 août 2011
Première: jeudi 25 août 2011
Dernière: sam 17 septembre 2011
Beverley Klein (Bernarda Alba), Amelia Adams-Pearce (Adela), Suanne Braun (Servant/Prudencia), Maria Coyne (Young Maid), Soophia Foroughi (Magdalena), Emily-Jane Morris (Amelia), Ellen O'Grady (Poncia), Fiona Sinnott (Angustias), Buster Skeggs (Maria Josepha) Rebecca Trehearn (Martirio).
This is a one-act “chamber-musical” based on the 1936 play “The House of Bernarda Alba” by Federico Garcia Lorca. It premiered off-Broadway in March 2006, winning several awards, and leading to an original cast recording. Its operatic style was a fusion of “flamenco, hand-clapping and finger-clicking punctuated with yelps, wavering sustained notes in minor keys, labyrinthine interior musical paths, and eruptions into anti-melodic harshness” . Critical reaction fell neatly into two distinct camps: those who rose to the challenge of LaChiusa’s experimentation, and those who hated his “arty gloominess”. (plus)