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Budapest, Hungary (Les Enfants Terribles)

November 28, 2020

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A ballet-opera by Philip Glass based on the story by Jean Cocteau, in French, with Hungarian and English surtitles

Adaption by Philip Glass and Susan Marshall

Rare is the work for the opera stage in which singers and dancers share equal importance in jointly moving the story along with their expressive power. This is something that is evident in the balett-operaLes Enfants Terribles, which world-renowned Philip Glass composed as the final part of his Jean Cocteau trilogy. In the story of Paul and Lise, the two children are both prisoners and victims of an imaginary world of their own invention, having created through play an entire world which they are no longer able to distinguish from reality. One way to interpret the piece is as Cocteau’s faith in the transcendent power of the imagination and creativity, in which the singers and dancers alternate in relating the events taking place in the story. 

Les Enfants Terribles 
An Opera By Philip Glass 
Based on the story by Jean Cocteau 
Adaption by Philip Glass and Susan Marshall 
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