Insula Orchestra

Laurence Equilbey, Artistic and Musical Director
J. Haydn - Creation (staged)
W. A. Mozart - Requiem

“Insula Orchestra shows that it has come of age with a spring in its step. This symphonic genesis, far more than just seven days’ work, owes much to the leadership of Laurence Equilbey, whose intelligence serves music that is at once intimate and grandiose. With suppleness, sense of colour, dramaturgical sensibility, and precision, her conducting is more relaxed, and has gained in magnitude.” Marie-Aude Roux, Le Monde, 16 March 2017

“It is a real Creation that the Catalan group La Fura dels Baus has staged. Carlus Padrissa’s design is rich in images, both political and philosophical.” Peter Jarolin, Kurier, 17 May 2017

“Everything was presented with an astonishing technical precision, but also with a taste for effects and poetry. This magical theatre delights the audience in spinning images, in which the singers and their illuminated costumes look like angels and spirits. The audience was enthusiastic.” Von Karlheinz Roschitz, Kronen Zeitung Gesamt, 17 May 2017


The French conductor Laurence Equilbey meets the Catalan theatrical group
La Fura dels Baus for a bold stage production of Haydn’s Creation.
Mobilising the technological resources available today, the Catalan collective
led by Carlus Padrissa offers a revitalised version of Haydn’s masterpiece.
Musicians, choir and soloists appear as an integral part of the spatial
representation with the affirmed goal of “transforming one of the most celebrated
oratorios into an opera that can be interpreted in a concert hall”.
Using a subtle play of light projected on the singers’ costumes, and on the screens
and . . .

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