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Groningen, Netherlands (The Fall of the House of Usher)

February 25

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OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. We will be trepanning skulls. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. They will be boosted by a choreography by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac pur sang Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is rendered by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We are able to look at our life and to realise that we are mortal. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. Overwhelming views, but we pay a price for those ideals: the fear and wistfulness when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

CONCEPT AND DIRECTION Serge van Veggel

CONDUCTOR Carlo Boccadoro

CHOREOGRAPHY Ed Wubbe (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam) 

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT Alice Gubler

ARTISTIC DIRECTION NEW EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE Emlyn Stam

MUSICAL DIRECTION OPERA2DAY Hernán Schvartzman

SCENOGRAPHY Herbert Janse

LIGHTING Uri Rapaport

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION Ronald Tebra

COSTUMES Mirjam Pater

HAIR AND MAKE UP Nienke Algra

 
CAST

PHYSICIAN-DIRECTOR Rene M. Broeders

RODERICK Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov

WILLIAM Drew Santini

MADELINE (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete

MADELINE (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)

PHYSICIAN Georgi Sztojanov

PERFORMANCES

SUNDAY 19 JAN 2020 – 15:00 HOUR
THEATER AAN DE SCHIE, SCHIEDAM

TUESDAY 28 JAN 2020 – 19:30 HOUR
KONINKLIJKE SCHOUWBURG, DEN HAAG

WEDNESDAY 29 JAN 2020 – 19:30 HOUR
KONINKLIJKE SCHOUWBURG, DEN HAAG

TUESDAY 04 FEB 2020 – 20:00 HOUR
STADSSCHOUWBURG NIJMEGEN, NIJMEGEN

WEDNESDAY 05 FEB 2020 – 20:00 HOUR
DE LAWEI, DRACHTEN

SATURDAY 08 FEB 2020 – 20:00 HOUR
DEVENTER SCHOUWBURG, DEVENTER

WEDNESDAY 12 FEB 2020 – 19:30 HOUR
KONINKLIJKE SCHOUWBURG, DEN HAAG

THURSDAY 13 FEB 2020 – 19:30 HOUR
KONINKLIJKE SCHOUWBURG, DEN HAAG

SATURDAY 15 FEB 2020 – 20:15 HOUR
STADSSCHOUWBURG HAARLEM, HAARLEM

TUESDAY 18 FEB 2020 – 20:00 HOUR
KONINKLIJK THEATER CARRÉ, AMSTERDAM

WEDNESDAY 19 FEB 2020 – 20:15 HOUR
FLINT, AMERSFOORT

TUESDAY 25 FEB 2020 – 20:15 HOUR

SPOT GRONINGEN, GRONINGEN

WEDNESDAY 26 FEB 2020 – 20:15 HOUR
TAQA THEATER DE VEST, ALKMAAR

FRIDAY 28 FEB 2020 – 20:00 HOUR
PARKTHEATER, EINDHOVEN

SATURDAY 29 FEB 2020 – 20:15 HOUR
THEATERS TILBURG, TILBURG

TUESDAY 03 MAR 2020 – 20:15 HOUR
THEATER ROTTERDAM (SCHOUWBURG), ROTTERDAM

WEDNESDAY 04 MAR 2020 – 20:00 HOUR
STADSSCHOUWBURG UTRECHT, UTRECHT

FRIDAY 06 MAR 2020 – 20:00 HOUR
30CC, LEUVEN (BE)
 
TUESDAY 10 MAR 2020 – 20:00 HOUR
THEATER KERKRADE, KERKRADE

WEDNESDAY 11 MAR 2020 – 20:15 HOUR
STADSTHEATER, ARNHEM

FRIDAY 13 MAR 2020 – 20:00 HOUR
DE GOUDSE SCHOUWBURG, GOUDA

SATURDAY 14 MAR 2020 – 20:15 HOUR
SCHOUWBURG KUNSTMIN, DORDRECHT

MONDAY 16 MAR 2020 – 20:00 HOUR
THEATER AAN DE PARADE, DEN BOSCH

WEDNESDAY 18 MAR 2020 – 19:30 HOUR
KONINKLIJKE SCHOUWBURG, DEN HAAG

THURSDAY 19 MAR 2020 – 19:30 HOUR
KONINKLIJKE SCHOUWBURG, DEN HAAG

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