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Philip Glass: Cocteau Trilogy

Katia and Marielle Labèque

Side profile photo of Katia and Marielle Labèque standing close together. Behind them is an illustration of the side profile of two women, mirroring the position of Katia and Marielle. The hair of the illustrated women flows backwards, turning into the keys of a piano.

Pauline Delassus / Philharmonie de Paris

Legendary sibling pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque present their recent collaboration with American minimalist composer Philip Glass: arrangements for two pianos of his Cocteau Trilogy.

In 2021, Katia and Marielle Labèque created instrumental suites for two pianos from Philip Glass’s opera Les Enfants Terribles, based on Jean Cocteau’s film. The result was so successful that they approached Glass to complete the set with the remaining two operas in the Cocteau Trilogy: Orphée and La Belle et la Bête. In a special collaboration with the Philharmonie de Paris, Katia and Marielle Labèque bring their ‘velveteen touch’ (Guardian) into a new dimension: suspended above the stage, a chandelier transports us to the intimate spaces within Cocteau’s stories, lighting up as it interacts with the music below.

‘The Labèque sisters are tremendous. They’re great performers, and great interpreters. And they’re wonderful supporters of music – not only modern music, but just music. It was great to work with them.’ – Philip Glass.

The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date

Co-produced by the Barbican, Philharmonie de Paris, National Concert Hall – Dublin, Cité Musicale – Metz, Opéra National de Bordeaux, La Comète – Scène Nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne, Les Nuits de Fourvière.

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