Tuesday 3 December 2019

Vivaldi Dangerous Liaisons on Vimeo and DVD

Vivaldi Dangerous Liaisons on Vimeo and DVD

Early in 2019, Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons toured the theatres in the Netherlands and Belgium. The show reuses parts from various operas by Vivaldi to create a brand-new baroque opera based on Les Liasons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos. The famous libertine novel full of intrigues, betrayal and manipulative love games is an ideal background for the fireworks of Vivaldi's opera music. Stefano Simone Pintor and Serge van Veggel wrote a new libretto. Vanni Moretto composed new recitatives to unify the scenes.

Did you miss the opera or do you want to see it again? The DVD is obtainable at the price of € 15,– from Bol.com. Would you rather stream Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons? € 10,– gives you unlimited access to our stream on Vimeo. Of course, there is nothing like a live performance. Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons will be staged in Biel and Solothurn in Switzerland from 4 April until 29 May. 

P.S. You may want to give the DVD or stream to family and friends abroad. Subtitles are available in Dutch, English, German and Italian.

Sunday 1 December 2019

Rehearsals OPERA MELANCHOLICA have started

Rehearsals OPERA MELANCHOLICA have started

The rehearsals for Opera Melancholica, our new production which will tour in 2020, have started. On Monday 4 November we kicked off with all cast and crew members. The singers have since been rehearsing daily in our studio at Binckhorstlaan in The Hague. 

The show is taking place in the anatomical theatre of the mind. The head psychiatrist analyses melancholia. He illustrates the thoughts of his patient Roderick Usher with the story The Fall of the House of Usher. Philip Glass wrote this compelling opera in 1989, but it was not staged in the Netherlands until now.

The preparations for Opera Melancholica took quite some time. Serge van Veggel started planning several years ago. During the kick-off he expounded the creative process and the decors and costumes were presented. 

After the premiere in The Hague, in the Koninklijke Schouwburg on 29 January 2020, Opera Melancholica will be staged throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. 

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