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7 September 2011
Hibla’s debut on the stage the Grand Opéra

September 10th will mark Hibla’s debut on the stage of one of the most famous opera houses — the Grand Opéra, which is often referred to as the most beautiful theater in the world. Work on the creation of this architectural masterpiece by Charles Garnier project was completed in December 1874 and in January 1875 the Paris Opera (the theater was called this way for more than a hundred years — until the opening of the Opéra Bastille in 1989) opened its doors to the public.

La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart occupied the whole month of theater schedule and the last of nine performances will be given on October 8th. Strictly ascetic, at first glance, sets and costumes by John Macfarlane, along with the director Willy Decker in fact, bring an array of layered metaphors, allusions and connotations. A remarkable international singers under the direction of the Hungarian conductor Adam Fischer, one of the best conductors of baroque music, make an impressively defined ensemble of characters under the dome, painted by Marc Chagall: Hibla Gerzmava (Vitellia), Stéphanie D’Oustrac (Sesto), Amel Brahim-Djelloul (Servilia), Allyson McHardy (Annio), Balint Szabo (Publio) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Tito Vespasiano).