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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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Annelies van Parys: ‘No more beautiful symbol of love than a flower’

In 2014 Annelies van Parys (1975) composed her first opera, Private View, for Asko|Schönberg and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. Shortly afterwards this was awarded the FEDORA – Rolf Liebermann Prize for Opera. The Stuttgarter singers at once asked her to compose … 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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