29/09/2019
sunday 14:00
LMF. Mary, Queen of Scots. Chamber Opera

The fascinating personality and tragic life story of Queen Mary Stewart of Scotland (1542-1587), has been the subject of countless artworks over the centuries. In 2018, they were joined by the unusually made chamber opera "Mary, Queen of Scots", whose title in the original language was borrowed from the legendary words of the imprisoned personality: “In my end is my beginning”! The peculiarity of this stage work lies in the fact that its material is largely based on the Queen's life and death-inspired opuses. Singer Lore Binon, lutist Sofie Vanden Eynde, pianist Anthony Romaniuk and composer Robert Zuidam have combined the elements of this many-sided story, focusing on the emotionally stressed and extremely complicated inner world of the hero instead of the biography. In an exciting sound pattern, the Dutch composer refers to the very wide-ranging musical material of Mary Stuart's personality - ranging from pieces by Schuman and Carissimi to Scottish folk songs; while the song cycle included in the opera score is based on the sonnets dedicated to Mary Stuart by the Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. The thoughtful stage attire plays an important role in the production of the new chamber opera, bringing the viewers even closer to the revelation of the inner world of the main character.  


Artists:
Lore Binon, soprano
Anthony Romaniuk, piano
Sofie Vanden Eynde, lute and theorbo
Robert Zuidam, composer, libretto
Anouk De Clercq and Tom Callemin, visualisations
Jo Thielemans, technique
Luc Schaltin, lighting design
Lieve Meeussen, costumes

Music Published / Licensed by:
© Deuss Music, The Hague, The Netherlands, www.deussmusic.com.

Duration: 70 minutes
Tickets: starting from EUR 10.00. Ticket prices may change as the event approaches.
Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: “Great Amber”

Festival’s joint ticket allows you to visit more forum events for a great price. Until the 1st of September, eight LMF 2019 events for EUR 55! Joint ticket does not include a family film events visit. Show by Juris Bartkevičs “Lightning Thoughts: Irbīte” with the joint ticket available on 28 September at 12.00. Joint ticket price may change as the event approaches. No discounts are applicable to joint tickets. No numbered seats for joint tickets.