Ligeti’s “Le Grand Macabre” with Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars

György Ligeti had a good sense of humour. The best proof of that is his ludicrous opera Le Grand Macabre, which Sir Simon Rattle performed in 2017 with an illustrious ensemble of singers. The work is a grotesque parable about war, enriched with elements from the theatre of the absurd, the mediaeval dance of death and a wild carnival. As for earlier operatic projects of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Peter Sellars was enlisted as the director.

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