'Petrushka & L’Enfant et les Sortilèges'
In 2017 we collaborated with the Komische Opera Berlin, to create a large-scale double bill of Ravel’s surreal and fantastical opera of an ill-mannered and destructive child and Stravinsky’s ballet burlesque telling the tale of three puppets brought to life by their puppet-master and reimagined with circus artists. Co-conceived by 1927’s Co-Artistic Directors Paul Barritt and Suzanne Andrade and Associate Artistic Director Esme Appleton, Petrushka & L'enfant et les Sortileges was co-directed by Suzanne Andrade and Esme Appleton, with full-scale animation, created by Paul Barritt. The production premiered at the Komische Opera Berlin in January 2017 where it continues to play in repertoire, alongside a second production running in repertoire at Deutsche oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Petrushka & L'infant et les Sortileges had its world premiere at Komische Opera Berlin on 28 January 2017.
A Komische Opera Berlin Production
Conceived by Suzanne Andrade, Paul Barritt & Esme Appleton (1927)
Composer: Igor Stravinsky (Petrushka); Maurice Ravel (L'enfant...)
Libretto by: Alexandre Benois (Petrushka); Collette (L'enfant...)
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Directed by Suzanne Andrade & Esme Appleton
Animation: Paul Barritt
Set design by 1927 & Pia Leong
Costume Design by 1927
Dramaturgy by Ulrich Lenz
Choir: Jean-Christophe Charron
Children's Choir: Dagmar Fiebach
Lighting Design: Diego Leetz