Haydn: Die Schopfung / Equilbey, Accentus, Insula Orchestra [Blu-ray]
Also available on standard DVD
Haydn’s oratorio ‘The Creation’ is one of the greatest masterpieces in the repertoire. Its libretto was constructed by Gottfried von Swieten who took texts from the Book of Genesis, the Psalms, and who employed his own original poetry. In this radical and compelling staging by the ground-breaking Catalan theatre collective, La Fura dels Baus, and internationally acclaimed stage director Carlus Padrissa, the oratorio is seen through the prism of a stream of refugees expelled from Paradise. Stunning light projections encapsulate the stage space and incorporated philosophical and scientific perspectives make this truly an oratorio for our time.
Many productions these days use video as part of the design but this is the first I can recall which is so wonderfully—often breathtakingly—effective.
– Lark Reviews
Catalog Number: NBD0080V
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Accentus, Insula Orchestra
Performer: Daniel Schmutzhard, Mari Eriksmoen, Martin Mitterrutzner