Dangerous Liaisons

Vivaldi - Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

OPERA2DAY and the Nederlandse Bachvereniging present a brand-new baroque opera, with music by Antonio Vivaldi. The Venetian composer's fiery and virtuoso opera music is making a true come-back. In the show Vivaldi's most thrilling arias are combined in a new libretto. They tell an equally thrilling story, based on the illustrious epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont play a dangerous game with love. The former lovers trump one another with sensual cruelties. They dare each other to seduce others. Their relationship is challenged when Valmont seems to fall for the charming but virtuous Présidente de Tourvel. In the vicious battle that follows all those involved are eventually ruined. A fatal love story as well as a portrait of an era in which a jaded élite collapses under its own intrigues.

The fierce emotions resonate in Vivaldi's vocal and instrumental fireworks, performed by a sparkling international cast and the top musicians of the Bachvereniging. With newly composed recitatives the work is welded into a whole. OPERA2DAY used this process successfully before in La troupe d'Orphée, proclaimed Opera of the year in 2014, and later in Dr. Miracle's last illusion: 'spectacular' according to leading newspaper de Volkskrant, 'a hit' according to Theaterkrant. OPERA2DAY's recent Hamlet (awarded ***** by Theaterkrant and 58% of the audience) was a dazzling homage to a repertoire seldom performed. OPERA2DAY now presents a successor: a contemporary Vivaldi!

 

Vivaldi - Dangerous Liaisons is made possible thanks to:
Municipality of The Hague
Fonds Podiumkunsten

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Fonds Henri Fock
Zijfers-de Jong Fonds
Fonds 21
Fonds 1818
Stichting Dioraphte
Eduard van Beinum Stichting
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst - AFK
ABN AMRO Cultuurfonds
Gemeente Rotterdam
Stichting Fonds Schiedam Vlaardingen e.o.
Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht
Van Ommeren - De Voogt Stichting
Erasmusstichting
Fonds Schiefbaan Hovius
Rabobank Gouwestreek, Coöperatief Dividend Fonds
Rabobank Amstel en Vecht
Rabobank Groningen
Stichting de Groot Fonds
Van der Mandele Stichting
M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting
Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds
Mr. Paul de Gruyter Stichting
Stichting Het Fransen Fonds
Stichting Jacques de Leeuw
Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot
Stichting Gereformeerd Frans van Uden-Huis
Mr. August Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds
Gemeente Arnhem

The composition is made possible thanks to The Eduard van Beinum Foundation

Artistic team

Concept, scenario and music structure Serge van Veggel
Music Antonio Vivaldi and Vanni Moretto
Libretto Stefano Simone Pintor and Serge van Veggel
Dramaturgy Karim Ameur

Musical direction Hernán Schvartzman
Stage direction Serge van Veggel
Project development Alice Gubler
Scenography Herbert Janse
Lighting Marc Heinz
Costumes Mirjam Pater
Hair and make up Nienke Algra

Cast

Marquise de Merteuil Candida Guida / / Sophia Patsi
Vicomte Valmont Yosemeh Adjei
Présidente de Tourvel Barbara Kozelj / Ingeborg Bröcheler
Chevalier Danceny Maayan Licht
Cécile Volanges Stefanie True / Emma Fekete

Servants
Victoire Emma Linssen
Azolan Merijn de Jong
Lahaye Fabian Smit
Serafia Emma van Muiswinkel
Faubourg Luciaan Groenier
and many others

Orkest Nederlandse Bachvereniging

Performance Uitfestival The Hague

Alto (Présidente de Tourvel) Ingeborg Bröcheler
Violin James Hewitt
Cello Caroline Kang
Harpsichord Edoardo Valorz

Teaser Vivaldi - Dangerous Liaisons

video

Wednesday 16 Jan 2019 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

pre-premiere

Koninklijke Schouwburg


Addres: Korte Voorhout 3
City: 2511 CW Den Haag
Phone: 0900 3456789 (10cpm)

Thursday 17 Jan 2019 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

premiere

Koninklijke Schouwburg


Addres: Korte Voorhout 3
City: 2511 CW Den Haag
Phone: 0900 3456789 (10cpm)

Saturday 19 Jan 2019 - 20:15 HOUR

Flint, Amersfoort


Addres: Coninckstraat 60
City: 3811 WK Amersfoort
Phone: 033 4229 229

Wednesday 23 Jan 2019 - 20:15 HOUR

Stadstheater, Arnhem


Addres: Velperbinnensingel 10
City: 6811 BP Arnhem
Phone: 026 - 443 73 43

Friday 25 Jan 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht

Performance as part of National Theater Weekend.


Addres: Lucasbolwerk 24
City: 3512 EJ Utrecht
Phone: 030-23 02 023

Saturday 26 Jan 2019 - 20:15 HOUR

Theaters Tilburg, Tilburg


Addres: Louis Bouwmeesterplein 1
City: 5038 TN Tilburg
Phone: 013 543 22 20

Tuesday 29 Jan 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

Wilminktheater, Enschede


Friday 01 Feb 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

Schouwburg Amstelveen, Amstelveen


Addres: Stadsplein 100
City: 1181 ZM Amstelveen
Phone: 020 547 51 75

Saturday 02 Feb 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

Deventer Schouwburg, Deventer

Deventer Schouwburg


Addres: Leeuwenbrug 2
City: 7411 TJ Deventer
Phone: 0900 3000 200

Wednesday 06 Feb 2019 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

Koninklijke Schouwburg


Addres: Korte Voorhout 3
City: 2511 CW Den Haag
Phone: 0900 3456789 (10cpm)

Thursday 07 Feb 2019 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

Koninklijke Schouwburg


Addres: Korte Voorhout 3
City: 2511 CW Den Haag
Phone: 0900 3456789 (10cpm)

Friday 08 Feb 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda


Addres: Boelekade 67
City: 2806 AE Gouda
Phone: 0182 - 513 750

Tuesday 12 Feb 2019 - 19:30 HOUR

TAQA Theater De Vest, Alkmaar


Addres: Canadaplein 2
City: 1811 KE Alkmaar
Phone: 072-5489999

Wednesday 13 Feb 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch


Addres: Parade 23
City: 5211 KL Den Bosch
Phone: 0900 - 3372723

Friday 15 Feb 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

Theater Kerkrade, Kerkrade


Addres: Theaterplein 30
City: 6461 DR Kerkrade
Phone: 045-571 66 07

Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen, Nijmegen


Addres: Keizer Karelplein 32h
City: 6511 NH Nijmegen
Phone: 024-3221100

Thursday 21 Feb 2019 - 20:15 HOUR

Schouwburg Kunstmin, Dordrecht


Addres: Sint Jorisweg 76
City: 3311 PL Dordrecht
Phone: 078 639 79 79

Saturday 23 Feb 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

30CC, Leuven (BE)


Addres: Bondgenotenlaan 21
City: 3000 Leuven (BE)
Phone: 016 300 900

Wednesday 27 Feb 2019 - 20:15 HOUR

Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg, Rotterdam


Addres: Schouwburgplein 25
City: 3012 CL Rotterdam
Phone: 010 - 40 44 111

Tuesday 05 Mar 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam

Koninklijk Theater Carré


Addres: Amstel 115-125
City: 1018 EM Amsterdam
Phone: 0900 - 25 25 255 (€ 0,45 p/m)

Thursday 07 Mar 2019 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

Koninklijke Schouwburg


Addres: Korte Voorhout 3
City: 2511 CW Den Haag
Phone: 0900 3456789 (10cpm)

Tuesday 12 Mar 2019 - 20:15 HOUR

Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Groningen


Addres: Turfsingel 86
City: 9711 VX Groningen
Phone: 050-3680368

Thursday 14 Mar 2019 - 20:00 HOUR

Parktheater, Eindhoven

Parktheater


Addres: Elzentlaan 50
City: 5615 CN Eindhoven
Phone: 040 - 2111122

Friday 15 Mar 2019 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

Koninklijke Schouwburg


Addres: Korte Voorhout 3
City: 2511 CW Den Haag
Phone: 0900 3456789 (10cpm)

Saturday 16 Mar 2019 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

Koninklijke Schouwburg


Addres: Korte Voorhout 3
City: 2511 CW Den Haag
Phone: 0900 3456789 (10cpm)

Sunday 13 Jan 2019 - 15:00 HOUR

Theater aan de Schie, Schiedam


Addres: Stadserf 1
City: 3112 DZ Schiedam
Phone: 010-2467467

LENGTH
The performance lasts for 2 hour and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

SUPERTITLES
The performance is sung in Italian and supertitled in Dutch and English.