The Theatres of the City of Luxembourg have presented the 2016-2017 season

Opera – dance – theatre: the new season brings together international stars and national works

Nouvelle saison des théâtres de la Ville de LuxembourgThe Luxembourg City Grand Theatre and the Théâtre des Capucins have launched their programme for the 2016/2017 season, a programme which features 66 spectacles, among which are 12 national productions or coproductions, bringing together some 70 artists and national talents for 144 performances. The names of renowned international stars, such as Isabelle Huppert or Jude Law, add glamour to the lineup.

Classics and contemporary pieces for everybody

The later takes to the stage as the main character in Obsession, a staging by Ivo van Hove based on the movie by the father of Italien Neorealism Luchiano Visconti (Luxembourg City Grand Theatre on 23, 24 and 25 June 2016).

Among the plays being staged are works by famous classic authors as well as contemporary theatre plays, such as Dom Juan by Molière, Le Cid by Corneille, Phèdre(s) in a production by Krzystof Warlikowski starring Isabelle Huppert, John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen with actor Martin Wuttke in a production of the Vienna Burgtheater, Nathan der Weise by Lessing in a production of the Deutsches Theater Berlin, and another staging by Ivo van Hove with Vue du Pont d'Arthur Miller starring Charles Berling.

A number of home-grown creations complete the list.

Concerning dance productions, you will rediscover artists featuring regularly in the lineup, such as Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Russell Maliphant, Akram Khan, Kaori Ito, Helena Waldmann, Anu Sistonen, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Nederlands Dans Theater, as well as artists appearing for the first time before a Luxembourgish audience, such as Hervé Koubi, Marie Chouinard and Antony Hamilton. In mid-June, a whole weekend will be focussing on hip-hop during the international festival Breakin 'Convention - the second time this event takes place.

The opera programme will be especially eclectic, and features two musical evenings – Kiss me Kate by Cole Porter and Queen Esther Marrow's The Harlem Gospel Singers Show –, 4 classics – Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème), Igor Stravinsky (The Rake's Progress), Guiseppe Verdi (Simon Boccanegra) and Antonio Vivaldi (Arsilda, Regina di Ponto) –, and 4 contemporary pieces –L'autre Hiver by Dominique Pauwels, Sound Theatre with Crocodiles by Distractfold, The Last Hotel by Donnacha Dennehy & Enda Walsh and Svadba by Ana Sokolović.

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(Source: presse release of the Theatres of the City of Luxembourg)
  • Updated 31-05-2016