‘La Création’ by Haydn from La Fura’s eyes arrives in Taiwan

Published 22/10/2018

La Création by Haydn directed by Carlus Padrissa keeps touring all around the world. A relentless stream of imagery, text, and stage pageantry touching on everything from philosophy and physics to DNA research and refugees transforms the Enlightenment-era masterpiece into an immersive theatrical experience. A sublime musical performance by the period-instrument Insula Orchestra, vocal ensemble accentus, and a cast of intrepid soloists, led by visionary conductor Laurence Equilbey, anchors this astonishing, maximalist production that explodes all notions of who we are and where we came from.

After its premiere in France, Germany, Spain, and also at the Lincoln Center in New York, the spherical oratory La Création by to La Fura dels Baus will be presented in Asia. It will be in Taiwan, at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, next Friday (October 26) and Sunday (October 28). Tickets can already be purchased through this link

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.