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Ernest & Victoria

Monday

03.06.2024

19:30 — La Cité Bleue

Coproduction

Tuesday

04.06.2024

19:30 — La Cité Bleue

Coproduction

Wednesday

05.06.2024

19:30 — La Cité Bleue

Coproduction

Friday

07.06.2024

19:30 — La Cité Bleue

Coproduction

Programme

Ana María Patiño-Osorioconductor

Annie Dutoit-Argerichcomedian

Marcial Di Fonzo Bostage director

Ernest and Victoria
Musical theatre based on the correspondence between Ernest Ansermet and Victoria Ocampo

With works of Aníbal Troilo & Cátulo Castillo, Robert Schumann, Igor Stravinski, Jean Sibelius et Ángel Villoldo
arrangements by Alexandre Mastrangelo

A creation by Cité Bleue Genève, in partnership with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Based on an original idea by Leonardo García Alarcón.

The music

In 1924, Ernest Ansermet travelled to Buenos Aires: Argentinian musicians eager to found a symphony orchestra called the young Swiss conductor and hired him for the season. The programme met an unexpected and considerable success.

Among the audience was Victoria Ocampo, a young woman who had rushed to the concert out of love for Debussy. Multilingual and highly educated, she conversed with the greatest international intellectuals and artists of her time.

The next day, she sent Ansermet an invitation: a simple note that marked the beginning of a correspondence that would last more than forty years.

This correspondence will be staged and accompanied by works chosen from the repertoire that Ansermet conducted in Buenos Aires as a tribute to a great history of friendship, culture and creativity, and to the bonds that Ernest Ansermet and Victoria Ocampo shared with José Luis Borges, Igor Stravinsky and Rabindranath Tagore.

The venues

OSR Live

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JONATHAN NOTT

Conductor

Yvonne Naef

mezzo-soprano

György Ligeti
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes

Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)

Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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