EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS: LOST & FOUND
15.11.21 - 19.11.21
Central Station, Antwerp (B)
29.11..21 - 03.12.21
Central Station, Brussels (B)
CREATION: 10:00 - 17:00
PRESENTATION: 17:00 - 18:30
Concept I Musical Director: Benjamin Haemhouts
Librettist: Gaea Schoeters
Composer: Annelies Van Parys
Director: Fanny Gilbert Collet
Cast: Members Jong Ensemble Opera Ballet Vlaanderen & International Opera Academy
Gaea Schoeters and Annelies Van Parys create an opera in a glass container in the station, based on your story and that of fellow travelers! In collaboration with Casco Phil and EUROPALIA. Come and visit them, leave your story in the yellow letterbox or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The history of our continent is largely the outcome of the overwhelming need of human beings to travel and the perpetual movement it generates. As vessels of this human movement, train stations are home to the many stories brought about by the flows of travellers that pass through them and the small and large events that take place there. LOST & FOUND aims to establish a dialogue between the train stations and the variety of local stories that live there - from intimately personal accounts to public matters. Mini operas developed over the course of several days will transform these stories into audio, visual and kinetic experiences for passers-by and travellers.
The team with librettist Gaea Schoeters, director Fanny Gilbert Collet and composer Annelies Van Parysworks in a creative space - a transparent glass box in the station itself - from which the artists can observe what is happening outside their box and allow passers-by to witness in real time a part of the creative process.
Every day there are pop-up shows between 5 pm and 6.30 pm based on the interactions of that day. The final composition will bring together the daily opera fragments and take the form of a continuous performance in which musicians and singers will share the result of this experience.
Production: Muziektheater Transparant, Casco Phil and EUROPALIA
In coproduction with: Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (Antwerp and Brussels), IOA International Opera Academy (Antwerp and Brussels)
With the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government and SNCB (Antwerp and Brussels)