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Christie’s sparkling ‘David et Jonathas’ at BAM

April 19, 2013 • Entertainment


In this April 15, 2013 photo provided by the Brooklyn Academy of Music countertenor Pascal Charbonneau, left, performs the role of David opposite soprano Ana Quintans, in the role of Jonathas as the rest of the cast gathers at the right during a final dress rehearsal of Charpentier’s opera “David et Jonathas,” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York. (AP Photo/Brooklyn Academy of Music, Julieta Cervantes) BAM Howard Gilman Opera House April 15, 2013 Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

NEW YORK (AP) — There is a moment in Andreas Homoki’s staging of “David et Jonathas,” where Jonathas sings of his world closing in around him.

He is torn between duty to his father, King Saul, and his lifelong friend and lover, David — the Goliath slayer and future king.

“A-t-on jamais souffert une plus rude peine,” he says, roughly translating to “Has anyone ever suffered a harsher sentence?”

And the walls slowly close in on him, inducing spine-tingling Login to read more

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