Le Grand Macabre

The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert Music Director and Giants are Small, Edouard Getaz Producer,

  • Directed by Doug Fitch
  • Scenery and Video by Doug Fitch
  • Costumes by Catherine Zuber
  • Lighting by Clifton Taylor

Notable Press:

From the review by the New York Times

By Anthony Tommasini 

Published: May 28, 2010

Encouraging evidence that Alan Gilbert’s bold artistic vision for the New York Philharmonic has been embraced by the public could be seen in two words on a poster outside Avery Fisher Hall on Thursday night: “SOLD OUT.” ...  Here, courtesy of the Philharmonic, was the New York premiere of a piece that by rights the Metropolitan Opera should have produced long ago. ... Thursday night’s presentation was an exhilarating success, offering an eager and excellent cast, a brilliant and assured performance of Ligeti’s daunting score and a disarming production, designed and directed by Doug Fitch, that makes ingenious use of playful video images. The audience, with noticeable contingents of young people, laughed right through and seemed enthralled.