Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
歌劇:激情、權力和政治


The Victoria and Albert Museum

30 September 2017 – 25 February 2018

The Victoria and Albert Museum, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, creates a vivid and immersive journey through nearly 400 years of opera, exploring its passion, power and politics.

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics is the only exhibition ever to explore opera on a grand scale, it immerses visitors in some key moments of the history of European opera from its roots in Renaissance Italy to its present-day form, by focusing on seven operatic premieres in seven cities. It reveals how opera brings together multiple art forms to create a multi-sensory work of art, and show how social, political, artistic and economic factors interact with great moments in the history of opera to tell a story of Europe over hundreds of years.

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics © 2017 ART.ZIP

More than 300 extraordinary objects are shown alongside digital footage of compelling opera performances. Objects on display include Salvador Dali’s costume design for Peter Brook’s 1949 production of Salome; Music in the Tuileries Gardens by Edouard Manet, a masterpiece of modernist painting contextualising Wagner’s modern approach to music in 1860s Paris; the original score of Verdi’s Nabucco from the Archivio Storico Ricordi in Milan; and one of two surviving scores from the first public opera L’incoronazione di Poppea. Original material from the 1934 St Petersburg premiere of Shostakovich’s avant-garde Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is reunited and displayed outside Russia for the first time.

The seven cities and premieres are: Venice – Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, 1642; London – Handel’s Rinaldo, 1711; Vienna – Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, 1786; Milan – Verdi’s Nabucco, 1842; Paris – Wagner’s Tannhäuser, 1861; Dresden – Strauss’ Salome, 1905; St Petersburg – Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, 1934. World-leading opera performances are played via headphones, dynamically changing as you explore the cities and objects, to create an evocative and fully immersive sound experience.

英國維多利亞和阿爾伯特博物館和皇家歌劇院合作共同設計了一個鮮活的、沉浸式的、橫跨了近400年的歌劇歷史展覽《歌劇:激情、權力和政治》,從中探索了歌劇中的激情、權力和政治三元素。

該展覽是歷史上唯一一個以歌劇為主題的大型展覽,它聚焦七座城市的七場歌劇首演,讓觀者穿梭在歐洲歌劇歷史發展的各個重要時期裡,從文藝復興發展到當代。它展示了歌劇是如何結合多種藝術形式來創造多感官的藝術作品,以及社會、政治、藝術和經濟因素是如何影響歌劇史上最偉大的瞬間,從而使得歌劇得以述說歐洲幾百年的歷史。

該展覽將展出超過300件物品,同時也有歌劇表演的影片播放。展品包括薩爾瓦多·達利為彼得·布魯克1949年的《莎樂美》所作的服飾設計;愛德華·馬奈的《杜伊勒里花園音樂會》,這是他1860年代於巴黎採用瓦格納現代音樂理念創作的現代主義繪畫傑作:藏於音樂歷史收藏館的威爾第的《拿布果》原譜;首場公共歌劇《珀貝兒的加冕》僅存的兩本曲譜之一;1934年聖彼得堡首演的肖斯塔科維奇的先鋒歌劇《姆欽斯克縣的麥克白夫人》原始資料也將重新整理並首次在俄羅斯之外展出。

展覽的七場城市首演包括:威尼斯——蒙特韋爾迪的《珀貝兒的加冕》(1642);倫敦——亨德爾的《里納爾多》(1711);維也納——莫扎特的《費加羅的婚禮》(1786);米蘭——威爾第的《拿布果》(1842);巴黎——瓦格納的《唐豪瑟》(1861);德累斯頓——斯特勞斯的《莎樂美》(1905);聖彼得堡——肖斯塔科維奇的《姆欽斯克縣的麥克白夫人》(1934)。你可以通過耳機欣賞世界首屈一指的歌劇表演,隨著你觀看某座城市和展品,音樂都會有戲劇性地變化,創造出一種浸沒式的聲音體驗。

 

展覽場地:維多利亞與阿爾伯特博物館
展覽時間:2017年9月30日-2018年2月25日
更多信息:www.vam.ac.uk