A tragicomic baroque evening afflicted by 21st-century problems, containing a lot of romance and questioning our contemporary lifestyle. Two women choose to escape the city and retreat from the world in a tiny house. As ‘noble savages’, they try to lead a more conscious life. But what do their husbands make of it?
In these times of climate change, the young musical theatre company OPERAWERF113 from Ghent performs a production about environmental concern, urban flight and self-isolation. Two pieces by baroque composer Joseph Haydn form the basis: the cantata Arianne a Naxos and the short opera L’isola disabitata (The desert island). Under the musical leadership of pianist Florestan Bataillie and directed by Mien Bogaert, four singers try to come to terms with themselves.
OPERAWERF113 brings full-stage productions of operas with a small cast. Young voices breathe new life into well-known and less well-known opera scores, thus allowing us to discover their present-day relevance. They create maximum effect with minimum means. For young and old!
Sung in Italian, with Dutch surtitles.
with Jolien De Gendt (Arianna/Costanza), Liza Dedapper (Silvia), Timothy Veryser (Gernando) and Erwin Muller (Enrico) musical direction and piano Florestan Bataillie direction and scenography Mien Bogaert costumes Elena Werner with support of the Flemish Government photo Benjamien Lycke