Opera Melancholica

Opera Melancholica

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 

WILLIAM Drew Santini

MADELINE (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete

MADELINE (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)

Sunday 19 Jan 2020 - 15:00 HOUR

Theater aan de Schie, Schiedam

try-out


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

Tuesday 28 Jan 2020 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

pre premiere

Koninklijke Schouwburg


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

Wednesday 29 Jan 2020 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

premiere

Koninklijke Schouwburg


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

Tuesday 04 Feb 2020 - 20:00 HOUR

Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen, Nijmegen


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

Wednesday 05 Feb 2020 - 20:00 HOUR

De Lawei, Drachten


Addres: Laweiplein 1
City: 9203 KL Drachten
Phone: (0512) 33 50 50

Saturday 08 Feb 2020 - 20:00 HOUR

Deventer Schouwburg, Deventer

Deventer Schouwburg


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

Wednesday 12 Feb 2020 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

Koninklijke Schouwburg


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

Thursday 13 Feb 2020 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

Koninklijke Schouwburg


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

Saturday 15 Feb 2020 - 20:15 HOUR

Stadsschouwburg Haarlem, Haarlem


Addres: Wilsonsplein 23
City: 2011 VG Haarlem
Phone: 023 - 512 12 12 (keuze 1)

Tuesday 18 Feb 2020 - 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)

Wednesday 19 Feb 2020 - 20:15 HOUR

Flint, Amersfoort


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

Tuesday 25 Feb 2020 - 20:15 HOUR

SPOT Groningen, Groningen


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

Wednesday 26 Feb 2020 - 20:15 HOUR

TAQA Theater De Vest, Alkmaar


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

Friday 28 Feb 2020 - 20:00 HOUR

Parktheater, Eindhoven

Parktheater


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

Saturday 29 Feb 2020 - 20:15 HOUR

Theaters Tilburg, Tilburg


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

Tuesday 03 Mar 2020 - 20:15 HOUR

Theater Rotterdam (Schouwburg), Rotterdam


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

Wednesday 04 Mar 2020 - 20:00 HOUR

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht


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

Friday 06 Mar 2020 - 20:00 HOUR

30CC, Leuven (BE)


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

Tuesday 10 Mar 2020 - 20:00 HOUR

Theater Kerkrade, Kerkrade


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

Wednesday 11 Mar 2020 - 20:15 HOUR

Stadstheater, Arnhem


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

Friday 13 Mar 2020 - 20:00 HOUR

De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda


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

Saturday 14 Mar 2020 - 20:15 HOUR

Schouwburg Kunstmin, Dordrecht


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

Monday 16 Mar 2020 - 20:00 HOUR

Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch


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

Wednesday 18 Mar 2020 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

Koninklijke Schouwburg


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

Thursday 19 Mar 2020 - 19:30 HOUR

Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

Koninklijke Schouwburg


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

LENGTH
The performance lasts for 1 hour and 50 minutes without an intermission.