Tickets for OPERA2DAY at Bachfest Leipzig on sale now
Tickets for the two performance of J.S. Bach - the Apocalypse at the renowned Bachfest Leipzig, on 10 and 11 June 2024, are on sale from now on. Early november, rehearsals started at our home venue Concordia CC in The Hague. On Wednesday 17 January, the show will premiere at the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague. This will be followed by a tour of major Dutch theatres, from Amsterdam to Nijmegen and from Breda to Groningen. With a few months to go, rehearsals are in full swing.
JAN VAN LEYDEN
The opera tells the true story of Jan van Leyden. This actor, pub landlord and tailor became leader of a movement in the 16th century that proclaimed that the world would fall. A salvation state was established. This radicalised and became a dictatorship. We follow John from his initial enthusiasm, through his equally flamboyant and ruthless reign to his final confession on death row. We thus experience from the inside how the timeless mechanisms of populism, polarisation and radicalisation do their work.
BACH AS NEVER BEFORE
With gripping, overwhelming and emotional music by Bach, the story comes to life. Scenarist and director Serge van Veggel, together with librettist Thomas Höft and baroque specialist and modern composer Panos Iliopoulos, turned the work into a true through-composed opera. Thanks to a compelling and grandiose staging, an outstanding cast and the choir and orchestra of the Nederlandse Bachvereniging conducted by Hernán Schvartzman, Bach will be heard and seen as never before.
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