Klarafestival

‘B’Rock & Muziektheater Transparant: première ‘Songs of Nature’’

13 Mar.'21
- 20:00

Online event

Those going in search of the philosophical roots of the worldwide climate anxiety will sooner or later end up in the eighteenth century. A thinker such as Rousseau is not just the patron saint of social criticism and romanticism, but also of contemporary environmental movements. 
 
The new kind of awareness of nature that arrived at the end of the baroque period was also documented in Georg Friedrich Handel’s Neun deutsche Arien. In this intimate song cycle, Handel used the poetry of the early romantic Barthold Heinrich Brockes. He wrote with great passion of the moving beauty of nature.  
 
The Belgian baroque ensemble B’Rock and soprano Ilse Eerens juxtapose the Neun deutsche Arien with brief compositions for baroque ensemble by the Antwerp composer Wim Henderickx. The Chinese theatre director Shuang Zou and Muziektheater Transparant provide the stage concept for this production.
 

Ilse Eerens

soprano

Shuang Zou

director

Dan Potra

set design

Mario Devetak

video

Peter Quasters

lighting design

Lieve Pynoo

costumes

Programme
Georg Friedrich Händel

Neun deutsche Arien, HWV 202-210

Wim Henderickx

New compositions for instrumental ensemble (commissioned by B’Rock Orchestra)

Festival

2020-2021

Klarafestival 2021: all is not lost !

Practical information

Location

Kaaitheater

Square Sainctelettesquare 20 1000 Brussels

Co-production

Collaboration