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Composer Ryan Wigglesworth: ‘Technique is a tool for expression’

Ryan Wigglesworth (Sheffield, 1979) is considered one of the most important British musicians of his generation. He is composer in residence at the English National Opera and first guest conductor of the Hallé Orchestra. On 11 and 12 May he … Continue reading

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Podcast Moritz Eggert on his opera Caliban: ‘Our exploitation of others now comes back to us’

The theme of the 2nd edition of the Amsterdam based Opera Forward Festival is ‘macht/onmacht’ (‘power/powerlessness’ ). The German composer Moritz Eggert composed Caliban for the Asko|Schönberg ensemble, three singers and a narrator. The libretto by Peter te Nuyl is based on … Continue reading

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Desdemona in zwart/wit

Amsterdam, 13-6-2013 – In 1983 publiceerde Christine Brückner het korte verhaal Als je gesproken had, Desdemona. Hierin voert zij de tragische heldin uit Shakespeare’s toneelstuk Othello op als iemand die zich niet willig laat vermoorden, maar haar echtgenoot wijst op zijn kinderachtige en onterechte jaloezie. ‘Hoeveel zakdoekjes … Continue reading

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