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Friday 20 May

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Fri 20 May | 20:00

TR Schouwburg - grote zaal

The World’s Wife (opening performance)

Award-winning string quartet with rising star Lucia Lucas

Ragazze Quartet, Lucia Lucas, Jorinde Keesmaat, Carol Ann Duffy & Tom W Green (NL/VS/UK)

Carol Ann Duffy’s poetry collection The World’s Wife retells historical and mythological stories from a female perspective. Inspired by the poems, Tom W. Green composed a chamber opera for voice, string quartet and loop station. Diverse women take the stage, ranging from the sexually awakened Little Red Cap to the motherly Queen Herod. For the first time, the Ragazze Quartet and opera director Jorinde Keesmaat present a staged version. Guided by the warm baritone singing of transgender opera singer Lucia Lucas, five female performers explore their literary predecessors. Together, they undertake a journey that leads to a (re)discovery of a collective and individual female voice.

The World’s Wife is O.’s opening performance. On this first night you can also sample the performances that will be staged later during the festival, throughout the theatre (and outside). A sneak peek at O.!

“This is a key feminist work, written by the much-loved UK poet Carol Ann Duffy and performed by one of the most powerful baritone voices in the world. Lucia Lucas recently made her debut at the famous New York Met.” – Joost Heijthuijsen (dramaturg O.)

Credits

Composition: Tom W Green, Libretto: Carol Ann Duffy, Director: Jorinde Keesmaat, Dramaturgy: Lalina Goddard, Scenography: Sammy van den Heuvel, Costumes: Sasja Strengholt, Hair and make-up: Radna Berendsen, Light: Tim van ‘t Hof, Sound: Koen Keevel, Visuals: Bureau Merkwaardig, Management, production and marketing: Ragazze Quartet, Coproduction: Grand Theatre Groningen, O., What You See Festival and The Barbican

Performers
Baritone: Lucia Lucas Ragazze Quartet: Violin: Rosa Arnold, Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren, Viola: Annemijn Bergkotte, Cello: Amber Docters van Leeuwen

Duration performance

90 minutes

Location

TR Schouwburg - grote zaal

Standard price

€ 30.00

DAY TICKETS €35

Tickets

Fri 20 May | 20:00

TR Schouwburg - grote zaal

Practical info

DAY TICKETS €35

Duration performance

90 minutes

Location

TR Schouwburg - grote zaal

Standard price

€ 30.00

The World’s Wife (opening performance)

Award-winning string quartet with rising star Lucia Lucas

Ragazze Quartet, Lucia Lucas, Jorinde Keesmaat, Carol Ann Duffy & Tom W Green (NL/VS/UK)

Carol Ann Duffy’s poetry collection The World’s Wife retells historical and mythological stories from a female perspective. Inspired by the poems, Tom W. Green composed a chamber opera for voice, string quartet and loop station. Diverse women take the stage, ranging from the sexually awakened Little Red Cap to the motherly Queen Herod. For the first time, the Ragazze Quartet and opera director Jorinde Keesmaat present a staged version. Guided by the warm baritone singing of transgender opera singer Lucia Lucas, five female performers explore their literary predecessors. Together, they undertake a journey that leads to a (re)discovery of a collective and individual female voice.

The World’s Wife is O.’s opening performance. On this first night you can also sample the performances that will be staged later during the festival, throughout the theatre (and outside). A sneak peek at O.!

“This is a key feminist work, written by the much-loved UK poet Carol Ann Duffy and performed by one of the most powerful baritone voices in the world. Lucia Lucas recently made her debut at the famous New York Met.” – Joost Heijthuijsen (dramaturg O.)

Credits

Composition: Tom W Green, Libretto: Carol Ann Duffy, Director: Jorinde Keesmaat, Dramaturgy: Lalina Goddard, Scenography: Sammy van den Heuvel, Costumes: Sasja Strengholt, Hair and make-up: Radna Berendsen, Light: Tim van ‘t Hof, Sound: Koen Keevel, Visuals: Bureau Merkwaardig, Management, production and marketing: Ragazze Quartet, Coproduction: Grand Theatre Groningen, O., What You See Festival and The Barbican

Performers
Baritone: Lucia Lucas Ragazze Quartet: Violin: Rosa Arnold, Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren, Viola: Annemijn Bergkotte, Cello: Amber Docters van Leeuwen

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