Tag Archives: Claron McFadden

Hilda Paredes immortalises Afro-American freedom fighter in her opera ‘Harriet’.

On Friday 9 November Harriet by Hilda Paredes will be performed in November Music, in a production by Muziektheater Transparant. The opera is dedicated to the legendary Afro-American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman (c. 1822-1913), who escaped from slavery in the … Continue reading

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Gavin Bryars: ‘I look upon Billy the Kid with some compassion’

In Calamity/Billy the French Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse & the Belgian Muziektheater Transparant combine two mythical heroes of the Wild West. Starting point of this double bill was Ben Johnston’s song cycle Calamity Jane to her Daughter, to which Gavin … Continue reading

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Michel van der Aa: 3D-opera Sunken Garden in NTRZaterdagMatinee

In 2013, the ‘first 3D opera’ in the world was launched in the Holland Festival with a lot of fanfare. This fourth opera by Michel van der Aa (1970) got mixed reviews. Two years later the Dutch composer made a … Continue reading

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Operadagen Rotterdam: drie opera’s die je niet wilt missen

Vrijdag 12 mei begint de twaalfde editie van Operadagen Rotterdam. Het tiendaagse festival staat onder de titel Lost & Found in het teken van de actuele vluchtelingenproblematiek. Ik selecteerde drie opera’s van Calliope Tsoupaki, Annelies van Parys en Claron McFadden, sterke … Continue reading

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