LocationGrand Auditorium Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
This concert has no intermission.
After composing his first opera, Play: Episodes in Subspace (2016), commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation, the London composer Jamie Man will return to the Grand Auditorium with another work that explores the poetic mystery of human existence through music. In Zelle, her new chamber opera, everything begins with the police interrogation of a woman, but the stage immediately becomes a place populated by constant contradictions in which Man explores references such as Masao Yamamoto’s photography, David Lynch’s films and Noh theatre. From the dialogue between these different references, an unexpected new landscape then emerges.
Jamie Man Composition / Direction
Peter Stamm Text
Steve Katona Countertenor
Ryoko Aoki Nōh
Olesya Zdorovetska Singer
Asko|Schönberg Music execution
Wiek Hijmans Electrical guitar
Joey Marijs Percussion
Tatiana Rosa Electronics
Ezra Veldhuis Light design / Scenography
Tomas Serrien Dramaturgy
Fredrik Tjaerandsen Costumes/ Inflatables
Brecht Beuselinck Sound design
Johannes Ringoot Light technician
Liesbet Termont Production manager
ZELLE, wenn es dunkel wird
Prodution: LOD muziektheater
Coproduction: Theater-und Musikgesellschaft Zug (CH), deSingel (BE), Asko|Schönberg (NL), Palau de les Arts Reine Sofia (ES), DeMunt Brussels (BE), Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (FR), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (PT).
With the support of enoa / Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the Tax Shelter Measure by the Belgian Federal Government.
By Jamie Man, Peter Stamm and Tomas Serrien
Mecenas Principal Gulbenkian Música
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