La Belle et la Bête

Opéra de Philip Glass / Film de Jean Cocteau

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Sunday, 15 February 2015 — 6:00pm
Monday, 16 February 2015 — 8:30pm
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 — 8:30pm
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 — 8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique


  • Opéra pour film, voix et ensemble de Philip Glass
  • Film de Jean Cocteau


  • Philip Glass Ensemble
  • Michael Riesman
  • Hai-Ting Chinn
  • Marie Mascari
  • Gregory Purnhagen
  • Peter Stewart
Philip Glass not only takes Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast as the source for this piece, recomposing the soundtrack for the 1946 masterpiece, he also sets the singers to keep pace with their roles in the film…The result is stunning, and Glass creates a kind of film opera brimming with heady tunes.

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