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Perfume: the rock opera of a Murderer

May 23 2007

Yesterday evening and movie stars, together with journalists and guests lucky enough to first see the premiere of the rock opera "Perfume" by Patrick Suskind similar work. Among the guests were seen Michael Tanic and Ilya Reznik, Boris Moiseyev, and Gennady Winds, Stanislav Sadalsky, Alexander Kutikov and many other famous persons. The very musical was written by composer and singer Igor Demarin, to a libretto by the famous poet and playwright Yuri Rybczynski.

This is not the first staging of "Perfume" in a Moscow theater, more than a year to stage "theater Nikitsky Gate" You can see the musical "Viva Perfume" director Mark Rozovsky. The main difference between the rock opera "Perfume" from "Viva perfume" in its "concert performance" without a lot of scenery and action on stage. This, above all, a rock concert, and only then the theater. This evening was presented to us the most stellar cast performance. Among them: Igor Demarin (tanning lotion), Valery Yaremenko (Baldini), Natalia Fateev (Laura), Vladislav Piavko (Antoine Rishi - the father of Laura), and Victoria Morozova in the role of the nameless victim. Conducted the orchestra Sergey Zhilin.


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According to the authors, the musical begins with the trial of the murderer perfumer Grenuem. Thanks to this flexibility in the storyline Grenuya have a unique opportunity to tell us his life story through the prism of their own selves.

For music "Perfume" Igor Demarin ranging from classical opera roles performed by Vladislav Piavko and Natalia Fateeva, to rock and even this heavy metal. With the solo guitar parts performed by one of the best guitarists of Russia Dmitry Thursday. For him, this is not the first such work, assess its courage and skill could be in the rock opera "Juno and Avos by Alexei Rybnikov.

Beautiful light and loud music in the evening complement the magnificent acting. So, thanks to vivid facial expressions, image Baldini performed by Valery Yaremenko turned most memorable. His game Honored Artist of Russia eclipsed even the Grenuya.

Presented to the public image of Grenuya rather controversial. The protagonist Demarin, in contrast to the perfumer Suskind, completely devoid of any veil of mystery. From the first minute we become aware of the motives of actions of this man. Waning and charming villain entire musical feels the need for love. Even the murder of the girls are due to infantile, selfish desire to get the smell of pure love. Based on the novel for the smell of the main character a kind of metaphor that makes Grenuya colorless, confusing and impersonal. You subconsciously do not take it bad or good. The hero does not cause you to pity, hate and other feelings.

The play also serves as a perfumer, a tyrant with delusions of grandeur. "Let them from birth, I do not smell, but it does not stink like you," I am a perfumer, I am my own God and Lucifer, "" I - a genius, and you - no ". This is a completely different way, radically different from the book prototype. But the fact and based on the novel ...

At the end of the rock opera to the sounds of the main hit, "I am a perfumer, I am my own God and Lucifer," the hero Demarin, as in the book, torn to pieces by universal love.

Alex Vitvitskiy


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