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Alondra de la Parra (conductor)
Carlus Padrissa, La Fura dels Baus (stage director)
René Pape (King Menes, bass)
Fatma Said (Tharsis, soprano)
Nutthaporn Thammathi (Thamos, tenor)
Based on Mozart „Thamos, King in Egypt“ K. 345
In a version by Carlus Padrissa, with selected arias, i.e. from „The Magic Flute“ K. 620 and „Zaide“ K. 344
New production of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation
La Fura dels Baus
Carlus Padrissa & La Fura dels Baus back in Salzburg for the first time since 1999...
Wherever they are, that’s where the action is. The Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus has been staging sensational performances for almost 40 years. Fura (= ferret) also signifies here “furore, passion”; Els Baus is a dried-up river-bed in the native village of Carlus Padrissa, the group’s founder and director.
After the death in 1975 of the dictator Franco, who had prohibited any kind of carnival, the village youths got together, improvising their own version of street theatre, based on the hippie “action art” of the ‘60s. They shot to fame with their multi-media show for the opening of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, after which major companies commissioned them to produce promotional shows around the world.
Gerard Mortier brought them to the Salzburg Festival in 1999. Now they return to Salzburg with a performance of T.H.A.M.O.S., based on a didactic play by Tobias Philipp, Baron of Gebler. Padrissa’s interest is
aroused by the optimism of the 17-year-old Mozart, in the spirit of the Enlightenment. The drama is set in the spectacular city of Heliopolis, in 3000 BC – but “with modern technology”. The scene is to include the Matterhorn…