From December 13th until the 29th, the Grand Théâtre de Genève presents a masterpiece of the Enlightenment, Les Indes galantes, a sparkling entertainment. Rameau’s famous opera-ballet reveals our humanity between dance and music in a splendid decor. A signature cocktail and chocolate delicacies will awaken all your senses during a night out at the Opera.
When Jean-Philippe Rameau composed Les Indes galantes in 1735, most faraway shores were known as “The Indies” and “gallantry” in the opera’s title has more to do with things erotic than simply holding the door open for ladies. Exotic and erotic adventures are the common theme of this opéra-ballet, whose vocal parts are liberally laced with dance numbers.
For the first ever staging of a Rameau opera in its history, the Grand Théâtre has called on US-born director Lydia Steier, who made the headlines with her Magic Flute at the Salzburg festival in 2018. She will raise the curtain on a conflict between the adepts of free libertine love and the proponents of much stricter morals, that takes place in different countries with devastating consequences until there is nothing more to do except work together on a new community of nations.
Orchestrated by the Grand Théâtre, a few surprises are to be expected during your night out at the Opera: a cocktail signature by Bottle Brothers made of coffee and a chocolate pop-up store and tasting from Paganel who collaborated with Boreal to come up with an exotic selection for this event.
And if this is your first time at the Big Théâtre, this season, seat prices start at CHF 17.- at full price, thanks to a new partnership with La Mobilière.
The French-Swiss artist Joanna Goodale had performed many concerts in Geneva before she released her first concept-album Bach in circle: a fusion between Bach’s work and Sufi music. Her tour had begun in Geneva and was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Confined at home but in good health, Joanna Goodale launched a series of intimate online concerts every Tuesday since the 21st of April.
The COVID-19 situation has impacted our lives and despite the BIG chance of being based in Geneva, we are dealing with a significant global challenge that creates a whole new landscape for everyone, even in the safest country in the world that is Switzerland. It is hard time for people, society and business; no more cinemas in Geneva, nor concerts in Geneva nor any activities for that matter to break our daily routine.
But it isn’t the time to give up. And stubbornness and falling in love with our own little ideas are the constant danger that follow us.
During this period of united confinement, it can be tough to stay sane & healthy in the social isolation of your home. The MBG team has aimed at putting a positive spin on self-quarantine by finding you the top ways of maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle, from the comfort of your home. We’ve brought forth our best efforts by seeking advice from our wellness expert partners on how to best spend our days during the confinement and we’ve researched alternatives to canceled Spring events that explore the Culture in Geneva.
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