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Music theatre and European participatory project

Orfeo & Majnun

Moneim Adwan, Dick van der Harst & Howard Moody

Presentation

La Monnaie invites residents and artists from different communities in Brussels to draw inspiration from the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and the Persian love story of Layla and Majnun for a period of two seasons. In a range of workshops, we will work together on the music, text, images, and movements of what will be a major music-theatre production. Here, everyone can put their talent and creativity to use!

Following the first phases, Sounds of Longing and Songs of Longing, this community project will reach its twin apotheoses in June 2018.  During the Parcours Love, Loss & Longing, you will be able to attend the presentations of all the participating groups in several locations in and around La Monnaie. You will also see some mythical animals, brought to life in several workshops, that will be released along a route through the city. There will also be a collective singing moment at Place de la Monnaie and last but not least, the opera Orfeo & Majnun will have a festive opening at La Monnaie.

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Cast
Cast

ConductorBASSEM AKIKI
Concept and directorAIRAN BERG, MARTINA WINKEL

Libretto by Martina Winkel, poetic translation into Arabic by Fatena Al Ghorra

VideoDAAN MILIUS, MARTINA WINKEL
LightingLUC SCHALTIN
SoundDANIEL LÉON
ChoreographyMARTA CORONADO
Animal designROGER TITLEY
Conductor of the Youth ChorusBENOÎT GIAUX
Manager of the Youth ChorusVÉRONIQUE VAN HEES
General direction community chorus & parcoursPETER SPAEPEN & FLORIS LAMMENS

Eurydice JUDITH FA
Layla NAI BARGHOUTI
Majnun LOAY SROUJI
Orfeo YOANN DUBRUQUE
Narrator SACHLI GOLAMALIZAD

La Monnaie Chamber Music Orchestra
Intercultural ensemble of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra
La Monnaie Children's Chorus and Youth Chorus - La Maîtrise & La Choraline

With the participation of numerous citizens, schools and organizations in Brussels

ProductionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
Co-productionFESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE, VALLETTA 2018 FOUNDATION, WIENER KONZERTHAUSGESELLSCHAFT, KRAKOW FESTIVAL OFFICE, OPERADAGEN ROTTERDAM, IMAGINARIUS – INTERNATIONAL STREET THEATRE FESTIVAL OF SANTA MARIA DA FEIRA
With the support ofTHE CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, CERCLE DES AMIS DU 27 MARS (an initiative of Didier & Myriam de Callataÿ), GEMEENSCHAPSCENTRA BRUSSEL, VGC, SERVICE PUBLIC FRANCOPHONE BRUXELLOIS

Agenda

Agenda

  • Fri 29 June 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Sat 30 June 2018

    Time

    14:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    Infos

    Community Project Engie

  • Sat 30 June 2018

    Time

    15:30

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    Infos

    Parade

  • Sat 30 June 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie