'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