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22 Jan 2007

Ovation pour le "Don Giovanni" mis en scène par Haneke,40-0@2-3246,50-858185,0.html

haneke.pngMarie-Aude Roux [Le Monde, 22 January 2007]

Le Don Giovanni de Mozart, monté la saison dernière au Palais Garnier dans la mise en scène du cinéaste allemand, Michael Haneke, allait-elle supporter la transposition d'une reprise sur le grand plateau de l'Opéra Bastille ? La réponse est scénographiquement positive tant le dispositif de Haneke, qui a situé le drame mozartien dans les grandes tours de La Défense, prend ici tout son sens, soit une féroce âpreté dans un monde sans âme. Haneke a effacé toute légèreté et facétie pour verser du côté de la tragédie classique.

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