About the Event

Written in 1974, Cyrano de Bergerac is one of the most beautiful and most widely known Estonian operas.

Cyrano de Bergerac is a romantic opera by Eino Tamberg on a libretto by Jaan Kross. The opera is based on Edmond Rostand’s drama and will be performed again in this season at the Estonian National Opera.

"The new subject fascinated me with its emotions, ideas and its versatility. One rarely meets such an outstanding and rich character as Cyrano. He has a subtle nature of a poet, and he is a bold sword fighter. His scale of emotions ranges from poignant humour to the deepest of tragedies, he is dignified, he does not bow to lords and he scorns cringing. Cyrano knows no compromise when it comes to defending his poetry, he is self‐sacrifying as well as vain.“ (Eino Tamberg, Teatrimärkmik 1975/76)

Jaan Kross’ witty and soulful text is illustrated by romantic and beautiful melodies and colourful characters. The staging makes use of laconic means to portray the harmony of melody and words, as well as the fireworks of emotions.

Conductor: Mihhail Gerts
Set for the stage: Neeme Kuningas
Lighting: Neeme Jõe.
Details have been used from the set design by Ervin Õunapuu and costume design by Mare Raidma from the performance by Mikk Mikiver from the year 1995.

Sung in Estonian with subtitles in Estonian and English.

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