Le Grand Macabre


György Ligeti Le Grand Macabre opera to a libretto by the composer. Directed 2011 by Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco with staging by La Fura dels Baus at the Gran Teatre Del Liceu. Stars Chris Merritt (Piet the Pot), Inés Moraleda (Amando), Ana Puche (Amanda), Werner Van Mechelen (Nekrotzar), Frode Olsen (Astradamors), Ning Liang (Mescalina), Barbara Hannigan (Venus/Gepopo), Brian Asawa (Prince Gogo), Francisco Vas (White Minister), Simon Butteriss (Black Minister), Gabriel Diap (Ruffiak), Miquel Rosales (Schabiack), and Ramon Grau (Schabernack). Michael Boder conducts the orchestra and chorus of the Gran Teatre Del Liceu (Chorus Master José Luís Basso). Set design by Alfons Flores; video by Franc Aleu; costume design by Lluc Castells; lighting design by Peter van Praet. Directed for TV by Xavi Bové; produced by Magdalena Herbst. Released 2012, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

In the January, 2013 Opera News (page 59) this Grand Macabre was praised as a "2012 Favorite" title.

This would be a hard work to digest without help --- the Arthaus booklet is a huge help. Sorry, there are many YT clips about this, all in bad SD.