15-23 Oct 2022
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Boekmanzaal
0:45, no interval
Things are not what they seem (6+)
Dangerous, greedy, cunning, and dishonest: this is most likely the wolf you’ve read about in fairy tales. But what if he were allowed to have a say? Is he really such a scoundrel, or perhaps just unlucky?
Composition Vasco Mendonça
Libretto Gonçalo M. Tavares
Stage direction Inne Goris
Musical direction Alphonse Cemin
Dramaturgy Willem Bruls
Scenography Stef Stessel
Costume design Lotte Boonstra
Costume assistance Eli Verkeyn, Stefania Assandri
The Wolf Arturo den Hartog
The Hunter Leonie van Rheden (o.a.)
The Girl Sabra el Bahri Khatri (o.a.)
Musical performance SPECTRA (percussion, electric guitar, bass clarinet & cello)
Co-production with LOD muziektheater (Gent) and LU.CA
– Teatro Luís de Camões (Lisbon)
School performances Private matinee performances will be given especially to schools.
Youth opera (6+)
Sung in Dutch
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Vasco Mendonça's music is also a driving factor, played sublimely by SPECTRA. One of the musical highlights is the interplay between el Bahri-Khatri and Van Rheden with an ear-catching blend of their voices.
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The music, performed by SPECTRA (percussion, electric guitar, bass clarinet & cello), is quite complex but exciting with lots of percussion, timpani beats and bass lines, and there is fine singing by Arturo den Hartog, Leonie van Rheden and Sabra el Bahri Khatri.