In tribute to the late, renowned director Patrice Chéreau, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and will present two HD Opera screenings of Chéreau’s final production, Richard Strauss’s Elektra on April 1

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In tribute to the late, renowned director Patrice Chéreau, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and will present two HD Opera screenings of Chéreau’s final production, Richard Strauss’s Elektra, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4 and 7pm in FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall. The acclaimed production of Strauss’s explosive revenge tragedyhad its world premiere at the Festival d’Aix in July 2013. Considered one of the greatest opera, stage, and film directors, Patrice Chéreau passed away in October 2013. The film is directed by Stéphane Metge, and features singers Evelyn Herlitzius, Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, and Mikhail Petrenko with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Esa Pekka Salonen.  The production is in German, with English subtitles.

 

 

 

As part of this special tribute, the 7pm screening will begin with a panel discussion focusing on Patrice Chéreau’s life and legacy, with Festival d’Aix’s General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera Peter Gelb, and Elektra set designer Richard Peduzzi, one of Chéreau’s closest collaborators. Both screenings will be followed by a free wine reception at FIAF.

 

 

 

The screening of Elektra is presented as part of FIAF’s weekly CinéSalon program, which pairs an engaging film with a post-screening wine reception, in the spirit of French ciné-clubs and literary salons. Each evening screening is thoughtfully introduced by a high-profile personality in the arts.

 

 

 

For more information on the screening, please visit: http://www.fiaf.org/events/spring2014/2014-04-01-elektra.shtml

 

Twitter: FIAFNY

 

 

 

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LISTING SUMMARY

 

What:

Hommage to Patrice Chéreau:  Strauss’s Elektra

When:

Tuesday, April 1, at 4 and 7pm

Where:

FIAF; Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue)

Admission:

FIAF Members Free ($2 advance tickets), Non-Members $13, Students with ID $7

Tickets:

fiaf.org | 800 982 2787

Information:

fiaf.org | 212 355 6160

Transportation:

Subway – 4, 5, 6, N, R and Q to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue;

 

F to 63rd Street & Lexington Avenue

 

Bus – M1, M2, M3, M4, Q31 to 59th Street; M5 to 58th Street

 

 

 

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