In search of music-theatre texts
Altstadt Ensemble & O. (NL)
Theatre plays are full of sorrow. Fates are lamented, the world is in mourning. Many of such dramas, which every theatre actor knows so well, were originally meant to be sung. Altstadt Rotterdam’s actors collaborated for a week with (opera) singers and musicians for this research project, which aims to breathe new music into these texts. We present the result as part of a brief tour through the Altstadt Rotterdam building where these ‘lamentaria’ will be performed throughout the weekend.
Lamentari is a performance in progress that is being prepared for the premiere, which will take place later this year. The makers show their initial theatrical or musical versions exclusively at O.
Tip: Altstadt Kantine is also open in the evenings until 11 p.m. around performances and there is the special O. Borrel & Bite – Deal: Flammkuchen of your choice & glass of house wine / homemade lemonade €12.50.