Graz - Austria
A timeless love story with enchanting music by Jean Jacques Rousseau, Le Devin du Village (1752) is a musical comedy whose inspiration is found in the simplicity of nature and the conviction of mankind. One-act Le Devin du Village was the philosopher´s first success in the field of opera, and so popular that it was performed regularly for 60 straight years! Three characters – the lovers Colin, Colette, and the village soothsayer (Le Devin), along with the factotum stage director Adrián Schvarzstein delight how simple elements – and maybe even the occasional audience member! - turn into props to retell this ageless tale. Be sure to check out our video, photos, and sound clips!!
"An exceptional achievement of ensemble and singers, one noticed the joy in this production in every moment"
"...a display of musical and scenic fireworks...singing of the highest level, and the musicians virtuosic..."
"...brilliant in their interaction with the audience..."
"...captivating in the liveliest manner of commedia dell´arte..."