Andrey Polyakov, Daniil Orlov, Arina Zvereva
After the huge success of “Who Is Happy In Russia?” at the 2019 Lessingtage Festival, Thalia Theater now presents the new piece of Gogol Centre Moscow. Artistic Director Kirill Serebrennikov directed “Barocco” remotely through his artistic collaborators since up until recently he was under house arrest.
“Barocco” takes us on a trip into a world of ecstasy and excess, of avantgarde and protest, to a place between reality and imagination where selfimmolation and the revolutions of 1968 intersect with the passionate music of famous Baroque composers like Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Rameau, Lully, Vivaldi and Bach.
The Gogol Centre Ensemble joins forces with invited opera singers to sensuously reinterpret texts by philosophers and artists, and connect the burning fire of political resistance with the burgeoning Gesamtkunstwerk of Baroque celebratory culture, in keeping with Gilles Deleuze’s motto: “The Baroque artists know well that hallucination does not feign presence, but that presence is hallucinatory.“
Thalia Theater April 2 & 3, 2020
2h, no intermission
In Russian with German surtitles
A Production of Gogol Center Moscow