‘Ausonia - Combattimento’

8 Dec.'21
- 20:00

Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda is one of Monteverdi's most famous works, based on Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered. Both clad in armour, Tancredi and Clorinda face each other in combat. Tancredi kills his opponent, who turns out to be the woman he loves. Inspired by the character of Clorinda, Claude Ledoux has composed another musical epic, Tomoé, whose heroine is a Onna-musha, a legendary 12th century female samurai, a sublime and surreal fighter with a tragic destiny. In this production that combines dance, martial arts, music and cinema, while bridging past and present and the traditions of East and West, six instrumentalists and three solo singers accompany Noh actor Masato Matsuura and dancer Bruna Gondoni. The aesthetic choreography of the fighting and the projection of a film by Thierry Loreau are combined with poetry, song and the sound of the biwa.

Ausonia

ensemble

Frédérick Haas

conductor

Frédérick Haas

harpsichord

Furio Zanasi
Nicolas Achten

baritone

Heather Newhouse

soprano

Heather Newhouse
Nicolas Achten

Storry teller

Akiko Kubota

voix

Akiko Kubota

biwa

Francisco Javier Mañalich

tenor

Francisco Javier Mañalich

bassa da viola

Bruna Gondoni
Masato Matsuura

dance

Masato Matsuura

choreography

Mira Glodeanu
Emmanuelle Dauvin

violin

Isaline Leloup

violone

Thierry Loreau

video

Programme
Claudio Monteverdi

Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Ottavo libro, Madrigali guerrieri e amorosi)

Claude Ledoux

Tomoé

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Rates

Standaard

20 -

-26

17 -

Friends -26

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