On February 26, 2019 the Chamber Opera of Theater an der Wien showed the premiere of Barbora Horáková Joly’s production of “L’ enfant et les sortilèges / Olympia”, a successful combination of Maurice Ravel‘s “L’enfant et les sortilèges” and one act of Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann”. The winner of the Prize of the City of Graz at the RING AWARD 17 once more demonstrated her sensibility for human psychology and her talent for stringent narrations full of humour and depth.
“At the Vienna Chamber Opera – the second stage of Theater an der Wien – director Barbora Horáková-Joly combines Ravel‘s “L’enfant et les sortilèges” with the Olympia-act from Offenbach‘s “The Tales of Hoffmann” to form an enchanting coming-of-age study with all its hopes, fears and pains.” (Peter Jarolin, Kurier print)
“And again, the cohesion of both parts is executed brilliantly, a convincing story is told, the only thing that one wonders about is how much of its music one does not recognize […] a great success, and a well-deserved one.” (Renate Wagner, Onlinemerker)
“Above all, the audience realises the connection with Ravel’s musical nightmare in the direction of Barbora Horáková Joly. […] a coherent, stringent evening.” (Theresa Steininger, Presse)
Photos (c) Katharina Schiffl