‘La Création’ by Haydn according to La Fura lands in Germany

Published 25/05/2017

The wheel does not stop. La Création  de Haydn passed through the furan optics of Carlus Padrissa and with music performed by Insula Orchestra and Lawrence Equilbe continues it’s European tour in Germany. In May it was performed twice at La Seine Musicale in Paris and at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna (Austria), After it’s premiere at the Grand Théâtre de Provence in Aix-en-Provence (France). In June the opera will be performed at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (Ludwigsburg) on 1st and 2nd of June, and also at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, on 5th and 6th of June.

Created under the direction of Haydn himself after two years of working without rest on composition, La Création was probably the first important work in the history of music written with posterity in mind. It includes the proclamation of humanity to the image of God, a typical conception of the Enlightenment and opposed to that of the Bach Cantatas of the years 1710-1730, which defend the insignificance of man before God.

Carlus Padrissa proposes a balancing reconciliation between Haydn and the DNA, thus creating a link between the infinitely large (the macrocosm and the creation of the world) and the infinitely small (the microcosm and the human body). This is used to create a view over what embellishes the cycle of nature as well as the cycle of life.

La Création is coproduced by Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Elbphilarmonie Hambourg, Insula Orchestra and La Fura dels Baus.