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Het Kanaal

On a beach near Calais a young refugee prepares himself to swim across the Channel, towards his new future. On the English side, on the chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, a (transsexual) woman bids life goodbye; in a few instants she will jump to her death. 
The new text by author Gaea Schoeters is mirrored by recently recovered Shakespeare-text. 

Composer Annelies Van Parys uses the Shakespeare-text as a libretto for a cycle of songs, which set the refugee theme in a historical perspective. The soprano is also the intermediary between past and present, audience and play; via other spoken Shakespeare fragments she sets the story in a different perspective, turning the personal stories into a sharp reflection of society, both in the 16th century and today – because the similarities are, alas, striking. 

26 January 2018 - 20:30
27 January 2018 - 15:00
Ostade A'dam (NL)

6 & 7 February 2018 - 20:00
NTGent (BE)

27 April 2018 - 20:30
CC Ter Dilft, Bornem (BE)

Text Gaea Schoeters Composition Annelies Van Parys Direction Gable Roelofsen & Romy Roelofsen / Het Geluid Maastricht Actors Katelijne Verbeke & Adams Mensah Vocalist Naomi Beeldens Lute/guitar Maarten Vandenbemden Scenography Anneleen De Causmaecker Co-produced by Perignem vzw

Muziektheater Transparant
Het Geluid Maastricht
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival
Het Kanaal ©Koen Broos
Izar Duo
Lokke Van der Ven en Margot Welleman

21 January 2018 - 12:00
Galerie Dijkstra, Antwerpen (BE)

28 January 2018 - 15:00
Klaviercentrum Quatre Mains, Gent (BE)

Izar Duo
Izar Duo
Harp trio
31.01.2018 - 20:15
Vilain XIIII, Maasmechelen (BE)

Chavez : Trio \\\'naar Debussy en De Falla\\\'
Jongen : Danse lente
Van Parys : Harp Trio
Bax : Fantasy Sonata
Debussy : Sonate

Stanza & Poïèma
Bilitis revisited
18.02.2018 - 11:00
Lore Binon (soprano) en Revue Blanche
30CC - Wagehuys, Leuven (BE)

Woman takes centre stage in this concert: sometimes seductive and provocative, sometimes fighting for her place in society.
In 1897, the collection of erotic poetry entitled Chansons de Bilitis inspired Debussy to compose a cycle of songs for female voice and piano. Wim Henderickx has reinterpreted these songs for the Revue Blanche ensemble.
The refined sensuality of this music is complemented by Maurice Ravel’s explicit Chansons madécasses and pieces composed by Annelies Van Parys.

30CC Leuven
©Kylli Sparre
Dagboek van een verdwenene / The diary of one who disappeared
from 04.01.2018
until 16.03.2018

Ivo van Hove directs Ed Lyon and Marie Hamard in Leoš Janáček 's The Diary of One Who Disappeared. Annelies Van Parys composes an answer to this intriguing tale about detachment.

Produced by Muziektheater Transparant, co-produced by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Klarafestival, De Munt/La Monnaie, Kaaitheater, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Opera Days Rotterdam and Beijing Music Festival. 

4 & 5 January 2018 - 20:00
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU)

8, 9, 10 February - 20:00
11 February 2018 - 15:30
Opéra de Lyon (FR)

13 March 2018 - 20:00
Théâtre de Cornouaille, Quimper (FR)

16 March 2018 - 20:00
Scènes du Golfe, Vannes (FR)

The Diary of One Who Disappeared ©Jan Versweyveld
arr. Pelléas & Mélisande (Debussy)
Theater an der Wien
from 12.02.2018
until 09.03.2018
Wiener Kammeroper, Vienna (AT)

Pelléas et Mélisande, a key work of the modern era and the twentieth century’s first “literary opera” is the only opera that the master of impressionism ever completed. With this symbolist work based on Maurice Maeterlinck’s drama of the same name Debussy distances himself from the aesthetics of Richard Wagner, but at the same time cannot deny the influence of the latter’s Parsifal. The tragic ménage à trois that ends in death is a poignant work in which every one of the main characters carries a secret that is never revealed. We are presenting Pelléas et Mélisande in an arrangement for small orchestra by Annelies Van Parys that nevertheless retains the richness of the original score.

Wiener Kammeroper
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