Music, dance and theatre in the Grote Kerk of The Hague: in LA TROUPE D’ORPHÉE, Opera2Day reimagines the ancient times of errant troupes of musicians.
Opera hasn’t always been the institution we know today. During the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, troupes of actors, musicians and dancers travelled from town to town in order to perform in the streets or on tennis courts.
Director Serge van Veggel and conductor Hernán Schvartzman discuss this period and the enormous emotional complexity of its music. In collaboration with the dance company De Dutch Don’t Dance Division and the vocal ensemble Vox Luminis they created LA TROUPE D’ORPHÉE, an homage to the genius of Marc-Antoine Charpentier, wandering musicians and Orpheus, the famous singer of Greek mythology.
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