La Monnaie / De Munt LA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
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Family performance after Ludwig van Beethoven's opera


Sing out for freedom and justice!

Leonore hasn’t seen her beloved Florestan for two years. Pizarro has been holding Florestan captive for two years. Is Florestan a dangerous monster or a sneaky thief? Not at all. Florestan has one huge passion, singing, and his songs make people dream. Pizarro, however, will not tolerate such dreaming. He has decided to stop Florestan from singing once and for all by locking him inside a secret dungeon, deep underground. But Leonore is determined to free her friend!

After the hugely successful fairy-tale opera Princess Turandot, WALPURGIS and HETPALEIS are introducing young children to yet another opera classic. This time, director Judith Vindevogel has opted for Beethoven’s first and only opera. Fidelio is a thrilling liberation opera with a touch of humour and a generous pinch of romance. The (young) viewers will be sitting among the actors so as to experience Leonore’s adventures ‘first hand’ while they plunge in the vibrant music of Beethoven and the wonderful world of opera.

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Concept, libretto and directionJUDITH VINDEVOGEL Music LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Arrangements, soundscape & live piano JAGO MOONSScenography & lighting STEF DEPOVER Costume design CAROLINE WITTEMANS Costume realisation HILDE MERTENS
Puppet and mask FILIP PEETERS Production manager & sound FRANCIS VAN LAERE Set realisationSTEF DEPOVER & HETPALEIS Video & sound DE IMAGERIE/ STUDIO C

Play & vocals ANNELIES VAN HIJFTE (soprano) (27, 28, 29 & 30/10)
LIESBETH DEVOS (soprano) (22, 23, 24 & 25/10)
KURT GYSEN (baritono) (27, 28, 29 & 30/10)
RONAN DEBOIS (baritono) (22, 23, 24 & 25/10)
SAÏD BOUMAZOUGHE (actor in video)

PRODUCTION WALPURGISCO-PRODUCTIONHETPALEIS & Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (FR) CO-PRESENTATION De Munt / La MonnaieWITH THE SUPPORT OF Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Service Public Francophone Bruxellois (Commission communautaire française), Arcadi Île-de-France