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  • Written by John Gay in 1728, The Beggar's Opera is widely considered to be the first musical comedy, and one that pre-empted by about 300 years the current vogue for « jukebox » productions, which create a plot to fit around hit songs. Gay took some of the best-known tunes of his day, both classical and popular, and worked them into a savagely satirical tale set amongst London's thieves, pimps and prostitutes.
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Wildly popular from its first performance in 1728, it has been the basis for numerous stage, musical and cinematic adaptations ever since. It explores a cynical world where capitalist greed, crime and social inequality are the norm. All politicians and officials are, by definition, corrupt, and there is nothing to do but join in if you want to get ahead. .
Sounds familiar? Indeed nothing much has changed since the work had its premiere, and the themes of The Beggar's Opera are those which continue to obsess modern television and cinema. In this production we hope to try and match the transgressive mood and restless energy of the original. As Gay with razor sharp observation has one of his characters say at the beginning of Act III: Lions, wolves and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together. Robert Carsen.
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#johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • Written by John Gay in 1728, The Beggar's Opera is widely considered to be the first musical comedy, and one that pre-empted by about 300 years the current vogue for « jukebox » productions, which create a plot to fit around hit songs. Gay took some of the best-known tunes of his day, both classical and popular, and worked them into a savagely satirical tale set amongst London's thieves, pimps and prostitutes.
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    Wildly popular from its first performance in 1728, it has been the basis for numerous stage, musical and cinematic adaptations ever since. It explores a cynical world where capitalist greed, crime and social inequality are the norm. All politicians and officials are, by definition, corrupt, and there is nothing to do but join in if you want to get ahead. .
    Sounds familiar? Indeed nothing much has changed since the work had its premiere, and the themes of The Beggar's Opera are those which continue to obsess modern television and cinema. In this production we hope to try and match the transgressive mood and restless energy of the original. As Gay with razor sharp observation has one of his characters say at the beginning of Act III: Lions, wolves and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together. Robert Carsen.
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    #johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • 9 0 20 April, 2018
  • Johann Christoph Pepusch, also known as Dr Pepusch, was a #German-born composer who spent most of his working life in England.
Pepusch was born in #Berlin. At the age of 14, he was appointed to the Prussian court. About 1700, he settled in #England where he was one of the founders, in 1726, of The Academy of Vocal Music, which around 1730/1 was renamed The Academy of Ancient Music.
Although Pepusch is now best known for his arrangement of the music for The Beggar's Opera (1728) — to the libretto of John Gay — he composed many other works including stage and church music as well as concertos and continuo sonatas.
#music #classicalmusic #musicfact #musicfacts #weloveclassicalmusic #composer #pepusch
  • Johann Christoph Pepusch, also known as Dr Pepusch, was a #German -born composer who spent most of his working life in England.
    Pepusch was born in #Berlin . At the age of 14, he was appointed to the Prussian court. About 1700, he settled in #England where he was one of the founders, in 1726, of The Academy of Vocal Music, which around 1730/1 was renamed The Academy of Ancient Music.
    Although Pepusch is now best known for his arrangement of the music for The Beggar's Opera (1728) — to the libretto of John Gay — he composed many other works including stage and church music as well as concertos and continuo sonatas.
    #music #classicalmusic #musicfact #musicfacts #weloveclassicalmusic #composer #pepusch
  • 15 0 20 July, 2017
  • Our support of the BEGGARS OPERA in Paris opening last night!
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The KT Wong Foundation is supporting Theatre des Bouffes du Nord's new production of Beggar's Opera, directed by Robert Carsen in a new updated version in English by Ian Burton and Robert Carsen.
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Music direction is by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.
This opera is regarded as the original musical theatre piece and was instrumental in forming the Musical Theatre tradition now flourishing in London today. Written by John Gay and Christoph Pepush, it was created as a satirical peoples opera in 1728, in English, for the common man, and in direct opposition to grand opera (which was in Italian) for the aristocracy. It lampooned the (then) English fascination with Italian Opera.
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Ticket prices were low, access was for all, the opera dealt with popular politics and was largely anti royalist and anti establishment. It utilised well known ballad songs, opera arias and church hymns familiar to the general population and as a result it was wildly successful.
Proceeds were used to build a permanent opera house on the site which now houses the Royal Opera House (ironically).
The first production was funded in an early form of direct philanthropic support by (Duchess) Kitty Queensberry, who was excommunicated from Royal court for her actions. This new production will update the language and text, whilst retaining its political edge.
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Performances open in Paris at the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord on Friday 20th April and run to 3rd May. The opera will then tour to Nantes, Luxembourg, Versailles, Geneva, Caen, Edinburgh, Spoleto, Reims, Novarra and Athens. We hope to also bring the production to the ROH London.
The KT Wong Foundation is exclusive co-production partner for the entire run with branding attached to all materials.
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#johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • Our support of the BEGGARS OPERA in Paris opening last night!
    .
    The KT Wong Foundation is supporting Theatre des Bouffes du Nord's new production of Beggar's Opera, directed by Robert Carsen in a new updated version in English by Ian Burton and Robert Carsen.
    .
    Music direction is by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.
    This opera is regarded as the original musical theatre piece and was instrumental in forming the Musical Theatre tradition now flourishing in London today. Written by John Gay and Christoph Pepush, it was created as a satirical peoples opera in 1728, in English, for the common man, and in direct opposition to grand opera (which was in Italian) for the aristocracy. It lampooned the (then) English fascination with Italian Opera.
    .
    Ticket prices were low, access was for all, the opera dealt with popular politics and was largely anti royalist and anti establishment. It utilised well known ballad songs, opera arias and church hymns familiar to the general population and as a result it was wildly successful.
    Proceeds were used to build a permanent opera house on the site which now houses the Royal Opera House (ironically).
    The first production was funded in an early form of direct philanthropic support by (Duchess) Kitty Queensberry, who was excommunicated from Royal court for her actions. This new production will update the language and text, whilst retaining its political edge.
    .
    Performances open in Paris at the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord on Friday 20th April and run to 3rd May. The opera will then tour to Nantes, Luxembourg, Versailles, Geneva, Caen, Edinburgh, Spoleto, Reims, Novarra and Athens. We hope to also bring the production to the ROH London.
    The KT Wong Foundation is exclusive co-production partner for the entire run with branding attached to all materials.
    .
    #johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • 14 0 20 April, 2018
  • Swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes, John Gay’s savagely satirical and wildly entertaining ‘ballad opera’ invites you into a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality – and outrageous comedy. Where politicians and officials are just as corrupt as the lowlife below them. And where, if you want to get ahead, all you can do is join them.
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Devious gangmaster Peachum is a scammer: he shops criminals to the law, while pocketing the proceeds of their crimes himself. When he discovers that his daughter Polly has secretly married notorious highwayman Macheath, Peachum conspires with his prostitute wife to have Macheath hanged – and make off with his ill-gotten money himself. But they reckoned without Lucy Lockit, daughter of Newgate Prison’s corrupt jailor – herself jilted by Macheath and out for revenge.
This brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, resident company at the 2018 International Festival, has been created by two commanding figures across international stages.
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Director Robert Carsen has worked in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and theatres. The production’s original music direction is by William Christie, a pioneering figure in early music and founder of virtuosic Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants.
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#johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • Swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes, John Gay’s savagely satirical and wildly entertaining ‘ballad opera’ invites you into a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality – and outrageous comedy. Where politicians and officials are just as corrupt as the lowlife below them. And where, if you want to get ahead, all you can do is join them.
    .
    Devious gangmaster Peachum is a scammer: he shops criminals to the law, while pocketing the proceeds of their crimes himself. When he discovers that his daughter Polly has secretly married notorious highwayman Macheath, Peachum conspires with his prostitute wife to have Macheath hanged – and make off with his ill-gotten money himself. But they reckoned without Lucy Lockit, daughter of Newgate Prison’s corrupt jailor – herself jilted by Macheath and out for revenge.
    This brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, resident company at the 2018 International Festival, has been created by two commanding figures across international stages.
    .
    Director Robert Carsen has worked in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and theatres. The production’s original music direction is by William Christie, a pioneering figure in early music and founder of virtuosic Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants.
    .
    #johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • 8 0 20 April, 2018

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  • Messinscèna
(Né breve né lunga)
L'appuntamento con Carlo Ragone è l'allestimento di una pièce in prosa e in musica.

Corso Specialistico in Regia e Tecniche Attoriali.
Il contesto: un teatro, un dojo, una strada, una casa, un museo, un giardino, un'azienda, un maneggio, un viaggio, vicino e lontano ...
e a pranzo, cena e colazione (per chi arriva presto), e anche in un picnic fuori porta, in un cocktail, in un aperitivo, in un simposio...
I docenti: 5 (per ora) anime belle (dicono).
Le materie e le attività, diverse e complementari: tecniche attoriali, tecniche registiche, scenografia, costume, illuminotecnica, drammaturgia musicale, progettazione elaborati registici e produzione di un’opera
(definita “il più grande successo di un’ epoca”). #CarloRagone #DivisioneSparviero #CorsoinRegiaeTecnicheAttoriali #Pope #Swift #Gay #Hogarth #Rich #Pepusch #RichverygayandGayveryrich

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  • Messinscèna
    (Né breve né lunga)
    L'appuntamento con Carlo Ragone è l'allestimento di una pièce in prosa e in musica.

    Corso Specialistico in Regia e Tecniche Attoriali.
    Il contesto: un teatro, un dojo, una strada, una casa, un museo, un giardino, un'azienda, un maneggio, un viaggio, vicino e lontano ...
    e a pranzo, cena e colazione (per chi arriva presto), e anche in un picnic fuori porta, in un cocktail, in un aperitivo, in un simposio...
    I docenti: 5 (per ora) anime belle (dicono).
    Le materie e le attività, diverse e complementari: tecniche attoriali, tecniche registiche, scenografia, costume, illuminotecnica, drammaturgia musicale, progettazione elaborati registici e produzione di un’opera
    (definita “il più grande successo di un’ epoca”). #CarloRagone #DivisioneSparviero #CorsoinRegiaeTecnicheAttoriali #Pope #Swift #Gay #Hogarth #Rich #Pepusch #RichverygayandGayveryrich

    @Elena Masullo per Divisione Sparviero
    https://instagram.com/em.watercolourartist
  • 4 0 13 February, 2020
  • Messinscèna
(Né breve né lunga)
L’appuntamento con Carlo Ragone è l'allestimento di una pièce in prosa e in musica, all'interno del Corso Specialistico in Regia e Tecniche Attoriali.

Una commedia, caustica e feroce, ironica e comica.
Una parodia.
(l’artificio formale? usato solo per essere sovvertito nei contenuti).
Una melodia, atroce e bellissima, in arie e ariette, ben note e non. 69 più o meno.
Un’ opera.
(la tradizione nazionale? usata solo per essere la caricatura dei drammi ‘istituzionalizzati’)
Un vocalizzo, spiegato e parlato, impietoso e provocatorio, criminale, in popolare orecchiabilità.
Un canto.
(la modalità espressiva? usata solo per essere viscerale e possibilmente comprensibile nella lingua)

È una ballad.

Si parla e si canta, eccome– finalmente senza filtri o escamotages – di contemporaneità, che anche fu:
in bocca ai mendicanti i vizi e gli imbrogli dei potenti.

3 atti. E cosa non succede in tre atti?

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Divisione Sparviero

#CarloRagone #CorsoinRegiaeTecnicheAttoriali
#Pope #Swift #Gay #Hogarth #Rich #Pepusch #RichverygayandGayveryrich
#EleonoraPaterniti #DivisioneSparviero
#TeamDivisioneSparviero #ElenaMasullo #SilviaAureaDeStefano #AlbertoCammarota

@Elena Masullo per #DivisioneSparviero
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  • Messinscèna
    (Né breve né lunga)
    L’appuntamento con Carlo Ragone è l'allestimento di una pièce in prosa e in musica, all'interno del Corso Specialistico in Regia e Tecniche Attoriali.

    Una commedia, caustica e feroce, ironica e comica.
    Una parodia.
    (l’artificio formale? usato solo per essere sovvertito nei contenuti).
    Una melodia, atroce e bellissima, in arie e ariette, ben note e non. 69 più o meno.
    Un’ opera.
    (la tradizione nazionale? usata solo per essere la caricatura dei drammi ‘istituzionalizzati’)
    Un vocalizzo, spiegato e parlato, impietoso e provocatorio, criminale, in popolare orecchiabilità.
    Un canto.
    (la modalità espressiva? usata solo per essere viscerale e possibilmente comprensibile nella lingua)

    È una ballad.

    Si parla e si canta, eccome– finalmente senza filtri o escamotages – di contemporaneità, che anche fu:
    in bocca ai mendicanti i vizi e gli imbrogli dei potenti.

    3 atti. E cosa non succede in tre atti?

    Per informazioni e modalità di partecipazione scrivere a:
    beatricerusso777@gmail.com
    Corso Specialistico in Regia e Tecniche Attoriali
    Divisione Sparviero

    #CarloRagone #CorsoinRegiaeTecnicheAttoriali
    #Pope #Swift #Gay #Hogarth #Rich #Pepusch #RichverygayandGayveryrich
    #EleonoraPaterniti #DivisioneSparviero
    #TeamDivisioneSparviero #ElenaMasullo #SilviaAureaDeStefano #AlbertoCammarota

    @Elena Masullo per #DivisioneSparviero
    https://instagram.com/em.watercolourartist
  • 7 0 13 February, 2020
  • Baroque Festival Podcast
Episode 22 - The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen

The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen turned the Malta Maritime Museum in a real theatrical setting on 20 January 2019 with their performance of Pepusch' Venus and Adonis. It was fun to watch the playful interaction between the singers.

Listen to the entire episode via http://bit.ly/VBFpodcast or find us on Spotify, iTunes or Google Podcasts
  • Baroque Festival Podcast
    Episode 22 - The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen

    The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen turned the Malta Maritime Museum in a real theatrical setting on 20 January 2019 with their performance of Pepusch' Venus and Adonis. It was fun to watch the playful interaction between the singers.

    Listen to the entire episode via http://bit.ly/VBFpodcast or find us on Spotify, iTunes or Google Podcasts
  • 31 1 7 August, 2019
  • Artistic director Kenneth Zammit Tabona carefully selected a painting for the cover of each of the programme brochures, matching the theme of the concert. These brochures are really becoming collector's items!

Programme cover for 'Venus & Adonis by Johann Christoph Pepusch' by The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen.
Painting: 'Venus and Adonis', 1614, by Pieter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).
  • Artistic director Kenneth Zammit Tabona carefully selected a painting for the cover of each of the programme brochures, matching the theme of the concert. These brochures are really becoming collector's items!

    Programme cover for 'Venus & Adonis by Johann Christoph Pepusch' by The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen.
    Painting: 'Venus and Adonis', 1614, by Pieter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).
  • 30 2 7 February, 2019
  • The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen brought a playful 'Venus and Adonis' by Johann Christoph Pepusch today at the Malta Maritime Museum.
  • The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen brought a playful 'Venus and Adonis' by Johann Christoph Pepusch today at the Malta Maritime Museum.
  • 32 2 20 January, 2019
  • Johann Christoph Pepusch’s English-language masque in two interludes Venus and Adonispremiered at London’s Theatre Royalin Drury Laneon 12 March 1715. The libretto is by Colley Cibber after Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Inspired by the operas of composers like Giovanni Battista Bononcini and Alessandro Scarlatti, it was the most substantial effort of the period to 'reconcile Musick to the English Tongue.’ The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen performs Johann Christoph Pepusch’s "Venus & Adonis” on 20 January 2019 at the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu.

More information and tickets: vallettabaroquefestival.com.mt (link in the bio)
  • Johann Christoph Pepusch’s English-language masque in two interludes Venus and Adonispremiered at London’s Theatre Royalin Drury Laneon 12 March 1715. The libretto is by Colley Cibber after Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Inspired by the operas of composers like Giovanni Battista Bononcini and Alessandro Scarlatti, it was the most substantial effort of the period to 'reconcile Musick to the English Tongue.’ The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen performs Johann Christoph Pepusch’s "Venus & Adonis” on 20 January 2019 at the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu.

    More information and tickets: vallettabaroquefestival.com.mt (link in the bio)
  • 34 1 2 January, 2019
  • The Times Edinburgh Festival Classical Choice - Look out for the festival’s treats, from epic Mahler and a magical Cenerentola to The Beggar’s Opera.

Perhaps the most intriguing operatic event of the festival is not an opera at all, despite its name: The Beggar’s Opera, with words by John Gay (adapted for Robert Carsen and Ian Burton’s contemporary staging) and music by Johann Christoph Pepusch, comes from Peter Brook’s famous Bouffes du Nord, in Paris: the company is resident in Edinburgh, presenting two spoken-theatre shows, by the nonagenarian Brook himself and Katie Mitchell. I saw The Beggar’s Opera there in April. This is music theatre rather than opera, and Carsen and his musical collaborator, William Christie, have opted, in the main, for actors who can sing, rather than singers who can act, with exhilarating results in the dance sequences.
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#johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants #KTWF #KTWongFoundation #supportedbyktwongfoundation
  • The Times Edinburgh Festival Classical Choice - Look out for the festival’s treats, from epic Mahler and a magical Cenerentola to The Beggar’s Opera.

    Perhaps the most intriguing operatic event of the festival is not an opera at all, despite its name: The Beggar’s Opera, with words by John Gay (adapted for Robert Carsen and Ian Burton’s contemporary staging) and music by Johann Christoph Pepusch, comes from Peter Brook’s famous Bouffes du Nord, in Paris: the company is resident in Edinburgh, presenting two spoken-theatre shows, by the nonagenarian Brook himself and Katie Mitchell. I saw The Beggar’s Opera there in April. This is music theatre rather than opera, and Carsen and his musical collaborator, William Christie, have opted, in the main, for actors who can sing, rather than singers who can act, with exhilarating results in the dance sequences.
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    #johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants #KTWF #KTWongFoundation #supportedbyktwongfoundation
  • 111 0 31 July, 2018
  • The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today. Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece are set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time.
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The Beggar's Opera premiered at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre on 29 January 1728 and ran for 62 consecutive performances, the longest run in theatre history up to that time (after 146 performances of Robert Cambert's Pomone in Paris in 1671). The work became Gay's greatest success and has been played ever since; it has been called "the most popular play of the eighteenth century." In 1920, The Beggar's Opera began an astonishing revival run of 1,463 performances at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, which was one of the longest runs in history for any piece of musical theatre at that time.
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#johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants #BeggarsOpera #musical #classicalmusic #theatre#culture #hope #opera #art #artist #sculpture #installationart #installation #design #contemporary #RobertCarsen #Spoleto #KTWF #KTWongFoundation #supportedbyktwongfoundation
  • The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today. Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece are set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time.
    .
    The Beggar's Opera premiered at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre on 29 January 1728 and ran for 62 consecutive performances, the longest run in theatre history up to that time (after 146 performances of Robert Cambert's Pomone in Paris in 1671). The work became Gay's greatest success and has been played ever since; it has been called "the most popular play of the eighteenth century." In 1920, The Beggar's Opera began an astonishing revival run of 1,463 performances at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, which was one of the longest runs in history for any piece of musical theatre at that time.
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    #johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants #BeggarsOpera #musical #classicalmusic #theatre #culture #hope #opera #art #artist #sculpture #installationart #installation #design #contemporary #RobertCarsen #Spoleto #KTWF #KTWongFoundation #supportedbyktwongfoundation
  • 118 0 7 July, 2018
  • Swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes, John Gay’s savagely satirical and wildly entertaining ‘ballad opera’ invites you into a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality – and outrageous comedy. Where politicians and officials are just as corrupt as the lowlife below them. And where, if you want to get ahead, all you can do is join them.
.
Devious gangmaster Peachum is a scammer: he shops criminals to the law, while pocketing the proceeds of their crimes himself. When he discovers that his daughter Polly has secretly married notorious highwayman Macheath, Peachum conspires with his prostitute wife to have Macheath hanged – and make off with his ill-gotten money himself. But they reckoned without Lucy Lockit, daughter of Newgate Prison’s corrupt jailor – herself jilted by Macheath and out for revenge.
This brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, resident company at the 2018 International Festival, has been created by two commanding figures across international stages.
.
Director Robert Carsen has worked in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and theatres. The production’s original music direction is by William Christie, a pioneering figure in early music and founder of virtuosic Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants.
.
#johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants #BeggarsOpera #musical #classicalmusic #theatre#culture #hope #opera #art #artist #sculpture #installationart #installation #design #contemporary #RobertCarsen #Spoleto #KTWF #KTWongFoundation #supportedbyktwongfoundation
  • Swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes, John Gay’s savagely satirical and wildly entertaining ‘ballad opera’ invites you into a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality – and outrageous comedy. Where politicians and officials are just as corrupt as the lowlife below them. And where, if you want to get ahead, all you can do is join them.
    .
    Devious gangmaster Peachum is a scammer: he shops criminals to the law, while pocketing the proceeds of their crimes himself. When he discovers that his daughter Polly has secretly married notorious highwayman Macheath, Peachum conspires with his prostitute wife to have Macheath hanged – and make off with his ill-gotten money himself. But they reckoned without Lucy Lockit, daughter of Newgate Prison’s corrupt jailor – herself jilted by Macheath and out for revenge.
    This brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, resident company at the 2018 International Festival, has been created by two commanding figures across international stages.
    .
    Director Robert Carsen has worked in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and theatres. The production’s original music direction is by William Christie, a pioneering figure in early music and founder of virtuosic Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants.
    .
    #johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants #BeggarsOpera #musical #classicalmusic #theatre #culture #hope #opera #art #artist #sculpture #installationart #installation #design #contemporary #RobertCarsen #Spoleto #KTWF #KTWongFoundation #supportedbyktwongfoundation
  • 123 0 7 July, 2018
  • Last minute costume adjustments by meticulus director Robert Carsen and costume designer Petra Rhinehard.
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The KT Wong Foundation is supporting Theatre des Bouffes du Nord's new production of Beggar's Opera, directed by Robert Carsen in a new updated version in English by Ian Burton and Robert Carsen.
.
Music direction is by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.
.
#johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • Last minute costume adjustments by meticulus director Robert Carsen and costume designer Petra Rhinehard.
    .
    The KT Wong Foundation is supporting Theatre des Bouffes du Nord's new production of Beggar's Opera, directed by Robert Carsen in a new updated version in English by Ian Burton and Robert Carsen.
    .
    Music direction is by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.
    .
    #johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • 7 0 21 April, 2018
  • Our support of the BEGGARS OPERA in Paris opening last night!
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The KT Wong Foundation is supporting Theatre des Bouffes du Nord's new production of Beggar's Opera, directed by Robert Carsen in a new updated version in English by Ian Burton and Robert Carsen.
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Music direction is by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.
This opera is regarded as the original musical theatre piece and was instrumental in forming the Musical Theatre tradition now flourishing in London today. Written by John Gay and Christoph Pepush, it was created as a satirical peoples opera in 1728, in English, for the common man, and in direct opposition to grand opera (which was in Italian) for the aristocracy. It lampooned the (then) English fascination with Italian Opera.
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Ticket prices were low, access was for all, the opera dealt with popular politics and was largely anti royalist and anti establishment. It utilised well known ballad songs, opera arias and church hymns familiar to the general population and as a result it was wildly successful.
Proceeds were used to build a permanent opera house on the site which now houses the Royal Opera House (ironically).
The first production was funded in an early form of direct philanthropic support by (Duchess) Kitty Queensberry, who was excommunicated from Royal court for her actions. This new production will update the language and text, whilst retaining its political edge.
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Performances open in Paris at the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord on Friday 20th April and run to 3rd May. The opera will then tour to Nantes, Luxembourg, Versailles, Geneva, Caen, Edinburgh, Spoleto, Reims, Novarra and Athens. We hope to also bring the production to the ROH London.
The KT Wong Foundation is exclusive co-production partner for the entire run with branding attached to all materials.
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#johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • Our support of the BEGGARS OPERA in Paris opening last night!
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    The KT Wong Foundation is supporting Theatre des Bouffes du Nord's new production of Beggar's Opera, directed by Robert Carsen in a new updated version in English by Ian Burton and Robert Carsen.
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    Music direction is by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.
    This opera is regarded as the original musical theatre piece and was instrumental in forming the Musical Theatre tradition now flourishing in London today. Written by John Gay and Christoph Pepush, it was created as a satirical peoples opera in 1728, in English, for the common man, and in direct opposition to grand opera (which was in Italian) for the aristocracy. It lampooned the (then) English fascination with Italian Opera.
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    Ticket prices were low, access was for all, the opera dealt with popular politics and was largely anti royalist and anti establishment. It utilised well known ballad songs, opera arias and church hymns familiar to the general population and as a result it was wildly successful.
    Proceeds were used to build a permanent opera house on the site which now houses the Royal Opera House (ironically).
    The first production was funded in an early form of direct philanthropic support by (Duchess) Kitty Queensberry, who was excommunicated from Royal court for her actions. This new production will update the language and text, whilst retaining its political edge.
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    Performances open in Paris at the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord on Friday 20th April and run to 3rd May. The opera will then tour to Nantes, Luxembourg, Versailles, Geneva, Caen, Edinburgh, Spoleto, Reims, Novarra and Athens. We hope to also bring the production to the ROH London.
    The KT Wong Foundation is exclusive co-production partner for the entire run with branding attached to all materials.
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    #johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • 14 0 20 April, 2018
  • Swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes, John Gay’s savagely satirical and wildly entertaining ‘ballad opera’ invites you into a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality – and outrageous comedy. Where politicians and officials are just as corrupt as the lowlife below them. And where, if you want to get ahead, all you can do is join them.
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Devious gangmaster Peachum is a scammer: he shops criminals to the law, while pocketing the proceeds of their crimes himself. When he discovers that his daughter Polly has secretly married notorious highwayman Macheath, Peachum conspires with his prostitute wife to have Macheath hanged – and make off with his ill-gotten money himself. But they reckoned without Lucy Lockit, daughter of Newgate Prison’s corrupt jailor – herself jilted by Macheath and out for revenge.
This brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, resident company at the 2018 International Festival, has been created by two commanding figures across international stages.
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Director Robert Carsen has worked in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and theatres. The production’s original music direction is by William Christie, a pioneering figure in early music and founder of virtuosic Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants.
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#johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • Swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes, John Gay’s savagely satirical and wildly entertaining ‘ballad opera’ invites you into a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality – and outrageous comedy. Where politicians and officials are just as corrupt as the lowlife below them. And where, if you want to get ahead, all you can do is join them.
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    Devious gangmaster Peachum is a scammer: he shops criminals to the law, while pocketing the proceeds of their crimes himself. When he discovers that his daughter Polly has secretly married notorious highwayman Macheath, Peachum conspires with his prostitute wife to have Macheath hanged – and make off with his ill-gotten money himself. But they reckoned without Lucy Lockit, daughter of Newgate Prison’s corrupt jailor – herself jilted by Macheath and out for revenge.
    This brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, resident company at the 2018 International Festival, has been created by two commanding figures across international stages.
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    Director Robert Carsen has worked in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and theatres. The production’s original music direction is by William Christie, a pioneering figure in early music and founder of virtuosic Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants.
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    #johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • 8 0 20 April, 2018
  • Written by John Gay in 1728, The Beggar's Opera is widely considered to be the first musical comedy, and one that pre-empted by about 300 years the current vogue for « jukebox » productions, which create a plot to fit around hit songs. Gay took some of the best-known tunes of his day, both classical and popular, and worked them into a savagely satirical tale set amongst London's thieves, pimps and prostitutes.
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Wildly popular from its first performance in 1728, it has been the basis for numerous stage, musical and cinematic adaptations ever since. It explores a cynical world where capitalist greed, crime and social inequality are the norm. All politicians and officials are, by definition, corrupt, and there is nothing to do but join in if you want to get ahead. .
Sounds familiar? Indeed nothing much has changed since the work had its premiere, and the themes of The Beggar's Opera are those which continue to obsess modern television and cinema. In this production we hope to try and match the transgressive mood and restless energy of the original. As Gay with razor sharp observation has one of his characters say at the beginning of Act III: Lions, wolves and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together. Robert Carsen.
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#johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • Written by John Gay in 1728, The Beggar's Opera is widely considered to be the first musical comedy, and one that pre-empted by about 300 years the current vogue for « jukebox » productions, which create a plot to fit around hit songs. Gay took some of the best-known tunes of his day, both classical and popular, and worked them into a savagely satirical tale set amongst London's thieves, pimps and prostitutes.
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    Wildly popular from its first performance in 1728, it has been the basis for numerous stage, musical and cinematic adaptations ever since. It explores a cynical world where capitalist greed, crime and social inequality are the norm. All politicians and officials are, by definition, corrupt, and there is nothing to do but join in if you want to get ahead. .
    Sounds familiar? Indeed nothing much has changed since the work had its premiere, and the themes of The Beggar's Opera are those which continue to obsess modern television and cinema. In this production we hope to try and match the transgressive mood and restless energy of the original. As Gay with razor sharp observation has one of his characters say at the beginning of Act III: Lions, wolves and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together. Robert Carsen.
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    #johngay #pepusch #robertcarsen #williamchristie #opera #bouffesdunord #lesartsflorissants
  • 9 0 20 April, 2018
  • Johann Christoph Pepusch, also known as Dr Pepusch, was a #German-born composer who spent most of his working life in England.
Pepusch was born in #Berlin. At the age of 14, he was appointed to the Prussian court. About 1700, he settled in #England where he was one of the founders, in 1726, of The Academy of Vocal Music, which around 1730/1 was renamed The Academy of Ancient Music.
Although Pepusch is now best known for his arrangement of the music for The Beggar's Opera (1728) — to the libretto of John Gay — he composed many other works including stage and church music as well as concertos and continuo sonatas.
#music #classicalmusic #musicfact #musicfacts #weloveclassicalmusic #composer #pepusch
  • Johann Christoph Pepusch, also known as Dr Pepusch, was a #German -born composer who spent most of his working life in England.
    Pepusch was born in #Berlin . At the age of 14, he was appointed to the Prussian court. About 1700, he settled in #England where he was one of the founders, in 1726, of The Academy of Vocal Music, which around 1730/1 was renamed The Academy of Ancient Music.
    Although Pepusch is now best known for his arrangement of the music for The Beggar's Opera (1728) — to the libretto of John Gay — he composed many other works including stage and church music as well as concertos and continuo sonatas.
    #music #classicalmusic #musicfact #musicfacts #weloveclassicalmusic #composer #pepusch
  • 15 0 20 July, 2017