Public dress rehearsal of War and Peace

War & Peace

Public dress rehearsal


Tolstoy’s immense novel in its opera version

To mark the opening of the 2021-2022 season and the reopening of the theater to the public, the GTG is pleased to invite you to the free AND open rehearsal of the first opera of the season: Sergei Prokofiev’s War and Peace. Please note that the number of seats is VERY limited.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 7pm at the GTG

Health and Safety Regulations

For your comfort and well-being, we will welcome visitors in accordance with the current health and safety regulations. As recommended by public health authorities and the Swiss Theatres Union, a COVID certificate will be requested on entering the building and masks will be compulsory in order to help visitors feel safe inside the theatre. More details in the COVID Info segment below.
Doors open 1 hour before the performance. We recommend that you come early to avoid queues when entering the building.
The Grand Théâtre de Genève will open several entry points to ease the flow of arrivals. Please go first to the main entrance where our ushers will direct you to an entry point.
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About War & Peace

Prokofiev’s posthumous opera War and Peace should, according to some, be called Peace and War. Inspired among other things by the invasion of the USSR by Nazi Germany, Sergei Prokofiev tackled Leo Tolstoy’s colossus to create this work of monumental disproportions. The opera was not premiered in its entirety until 1959, six years after the death of the composer, who died one day before Stalin. Prokofiev gave the best of his art to compose the intimate scenes of Peace and had no choice but to do the same and flatter Stalin’s ego, in his glorification of the Russian generals in War. Nevertheless, in this fragmented fresco of individuals lost in the mass, Prokofiev merges individual adventure with popular struggle, telling one great tale of love and death, perhaps even with true nationalist feeling. Star director Calixto Bieito, expert in crowd scenes, comes to Geneva’s opera stage for the first time, with his emotional intensity well partnered by the passionate young Argentine conductor Alejo Pérez.
To be seen at the GTG from September 13 to 24, 2021
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