Madrigal opera22 & 23 February 2018
Secular part-songs from the 16th century
Admission 5 EUR, order tickets from box office Theater aan het Vrijthof
If music be the food of love - play on
How can music move life, how can movement become like music?
The rhythm of swans in their mating dance, a hopping bird of paradise, a child learning to clap in time, say numbers to a melody.
The joyful cheers welcoming new life, with voices rising and tumbling like monkeys in a tree. The slow steps moving the coffin, the mourning song sung with a distant gaze.
And always those love songs, luring that which quickens the heart. A lieta vita amor ci invitta, Fa-la-la-la-la. Blissful and sweet, love beckons. Fa-la-la-la-la, hums a cyclist passing by.
Music is all around us, as an act of listening, watching, sounding together and seeing differences. Music that moves us.
Under the direction of Hans Leenders and Sassan Saghar Yaghmai, they sing and dance, creating a theatrical celebration of life.
Sassan Saghar Yaghmai (choreography/physical training): Originally from Iran, Sassan trained as a dancer in the Netherlands; previously the resident choreographer of theatre group DOX in Utrecht, he now teaches at the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam
Hans Leenders (musical direction): Hans is a choral conductor and main subject teacher of organ and choral conducting at Conservatorium Maastricht, as well as being the cantor of the Basilica of Our Lady in Maastricht
Frank Mineur (dramaturgy)
Anne Habermann (student supervision for scenography and costume design)
22 & 23 February 2018, 20.30h