Calendar of premieres forMay 2022

Calendar of premieres forMay 2022


As Laurent Bayle reminds us in his book Une vie musicale, Perelà, Uomo di Fumo was for the Paris Opera audience one of the greatest successes of contemporary opera: a work that will undoubtedly establish Pascal Dusapin as a first-rate lyrical composer. An organic work, at the crossroad of multiple vocal, literary and dramaturgical traditions, it was only logical that it should attract the attention of various artists influding Franck Ollu, conductor emeritus of the Perelian cause who arranged the work for chamber orchestra, and institutions such as the Lucerne Theatre which will present this capolavoro to the Swiss public in May and June (6 performances between May 1 and June 12, 2022), staged by Lydia Steier and conducted by Robert Houssart. As an introduction before the curtain is raised, a word from Franck Ollu:

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May calendar 2022 : 

Pascal Dusapin - Perelà, Uomo di Fumo (reduce version)
opera reduction by Franck Ollu
Premiere: May 1, 4, 19, 2022 and June 10, 12, 2022 - Lucerne Theater (Switzerland)
Ziad Nehmé, Perelà
Marcela Rahal, a poor old woman / Marquise Bellonda
Sebastià Peris, master of ceremonies, minister
Christian Chelebiew, servant / president of the court
Robert Maszl, Rodella banker
Marc-Olivier Oetterli, philosopher Pilone
Georg Bochow, archbishop
Vladyslav Tlushch, Alloro
Misaki Morino, queen/daughter of Alloro
Nora Bertogg, parrot
Christian Chelebiew, president of the court
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
Chœurs du Luzerner Theaters
Statisterie und Kinderstatisterie des Luzerner Theaters
Robert Houssart, conductor
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Benjamin Attahir - insinuarsi
double concerto for violin and viola
World premiere: May 4 & 5, 2022
Salle Métropole - Lausanne
Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne
Renaud Capuçon, violin& conductor
Gérard Caussé, viola

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Alex Nante - El Río de Luz
for orchestra
World premiere: May 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2022
Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles - USA)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Gustavo Dudamel, 
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Georges Aperghis - Hopse
for ensemble
World premiere: May 6, 2022 - 
Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik
Ensemble Modern
Elena Schwarz,conductor
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Philippe Manoury - Silex
for ensemble and 15 percussions
World premiere: May 7, 2022 - Auditorium de Radio-France (Paris)
Performance: December 7, 2022 - Auditorium du Musée du Louvre (Paris)

Paris Percussion Group
Julien Leroy, 
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Benjamin Attahir - Layal
for violin & orchestra
World premiere: May 30 - 31, 2022 - Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin)
Staatskapelle Berlin

Renaud Capuçon, violin
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

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The Xenakis weekend at Radio France 

On 6, 7 and 8 May, Radio France will pay tribute to Iannis Xenakis, at the forefront of all concert programmes in this anniversary year. The Maison de la Radio et de la Musique, a venue dear to the the composer, stands out with a program that combines both commemorations (performances of KeqropsNekuia and even Psappha and Persephassa) and premieres. The vintage Studio 104 and the new age Auditorium: multiple ideal settings to allow Xenakis’s music to resonate in a new light. 

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Olivier Messiaen died thirty years ago and joined the Heavens with which he conversed from the tribunes of the Sainte-Trinité church Paris - and yet, thanks to the visionary and impassioned help of the directors of the Foundation founded by Yvonne Loriod shortly after his death, Messiaen has never been so alive. The entire world will soon know that Messiaen is still very much alive, whether it's via streaming platforms, in concert halls or in the intimacy of one's relationship with the afterlife, in whatever form it may take.

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United Instruments of Lucilin's Profiles - Francisco Alvarado


Germaine Tailleferre - Quatuor à cordes
Quatuor Mona


Isaac Albeniz - Iberia, Cahier I (I. Evocación ; II. El Puerto)
Antoine Préat, Piano


Francis Poulenc - Quatre poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire (III : Avant le cinéma)
Adrien Fournaison, Baritone - Bass
Natallia Yeliseyeva, Piano



Iannis Xenakis © famille Iannis Xenakis, DR
Pascal Dusapin © Christophe Abramowitz
Benjamin Attahir © Rui Camilo
Alex Nante © DR
Georges Aperghis © Kai Bienert
Olivier Messiaen © DR