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Mariken in de tuin der lusten


New opera is based on the story of Mariken van Nieumeghen

7 Oct 21 Nov 2015

This new opera is based on the intensely moving story of Mariken van Nieumeghen, the young woman ‘who spent seven years with the devil’. In 2015, it was 500 years ago that this miracle play was first printed in Antwerp.

We follow the inquisitive but vulnerable Mariken, sung by winner of the Dutch Film Festival award, the Golden Calf, Hannah Hoekstra, on a trip through a deep, dark world. Here she meets intriguing characters, such as a harpy, a seductive devil and an inquisitorial pope. On analogy with the triptych by Hieronymus Bosch, she comes from a protected courtyard near Nijmegen to the ‘garden of earthly delights’ that is Antwerp, where she leads a life of abandon. She leaves Antwerp to go to the Wittevrouwen Convent in Maastricht, where she is shackled, does penance and prays for salvation.

 

Artists

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ASKO|SCHÖNBERG
CAPPELLA AMSTERDAM
ENSEMBLE TETRAKTYS
composition Calliope Tsoupaki
condcutor Hernán Schvartzman
Mariken Hannah Hoekstra
Duivel Julian Podger
Oom Harry van der Kamp
Tante Jill Feldman
Paus Michael Chance
narrator Joop Keesmaat
direction Serge van Veggel
scenography Herbert Janse
costumes Miriam Pater
light Uri Rapaport
libretto Karim Ameur and Serge van Veggel

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Oct. 7 2015

Wednesday

20:15

Schiedam

Theater aan de Schie

Oct. 10 2015

Saturday

20:15

The Hague

Koninklijke Schouwburg

Oct. 11 2015

Sunday

14:00

The Hague

Koninklijke Schouwburg

Oct. 15 2015

Thursday

20:15

The Hague

Koninklijke Schouwburg

Oct. 16 2015

Friday

20:15

The Hague

Koninklijke Schouwburg

Oct. 17 2015

Saturday

20:15

The Hague

Koninklijke Schouwburg

Oct. 21 2015

Wednesday

20:15

Amersfoort

De Flint

Oct. 22 2015

Thursday

20:15

Breda

Chassé Theater

Oct. 24 2015

Saturday

20:00

Deventer

Deventer Schouwburg

Oct. 30 2015

Friday

20:00

Maastricht

Theater aan het Vrijfhof

Nov. 1 2015

Sunday

20:30

Amsterdam

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Nov. 3 2015

Tuesday

20:00

Eindhoven

Parktheater

Nov. 4 2015

Wednesday

20:00

Den Bosch

Theater aan de Parade

Nov. 6 2015

Friday

20:15

Almere

Schouwburg Almere

Nov. 7 2015

Saturday

19:30

Zwolle

Zwolse Theaters - De Spiegel

Nov. 10 2015

Tuesday

20:15

Tilburg

Theaters Tilburg

Nov. 13 2015

Friday

19:30

Nijmegen

Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen

Nov. 15 2015

Sunday

19:00

Alkmaar

Theater de Vest

Nov. 18 2015

Wednesday

20:15

Groningen

Spot - Stadsschouwburg

Nov. 21 2015

Saturday

20:15

Arnhem

Stadstheater