THE MIRROR OF VENICE
Tuesday and Wednesday 26 and 27 September, 20:15 City theatre
Especially for the Andriessen/De Klerk Festival 2017 the Haarlem Opera together with the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp will perform the premiere of this comic opera by Hendrik Andriessen.
Hendrik Andriessen wrote this one-act comic opera in 1963/1964 for the ensemble of the Dutch Opera and it was intended to be broadcast on television. In 1967 the television compnay KRO broadcast this ‘musical tableau’ which was recorded in the castle Muiderslot near Muiden. Since then the opera has not been performed in its enirety. The opera takes place in 1630 in the Muiderkring [Muider society] a company of aristocratic art connoisseurs. For composer Dirk Sweelinck (the oldest son of Jan Pieterszoon) is this Muiderkring just a load of amateurs and rich snobs.
Music: Hendrik Andriessen (1891-1981)
Libretto: Hélène Nolthenius (1920-2000)
Director: Albert Bonnema
Conductor: Andrew Wise
Orchestra: Holland Symphony Orchestra
Soloists: graduate students and old students of the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp
Scenery design: Hugo Moens
Production of the Haarlem Opera Foundation together with the Andriessen/De Klerk Foundation and the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.
Tickets: € 35 / € 32 / € 28 / € 25
Including an exciting and surprising introductory programme!
Buy your tickets at the ticket shop of Theater Haarlem
Location: Stadsschouwburg Haarlem, Wilsonplein 23, 2011 VG Haarlem