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Calamity/Billy

Muziektheater Transparant & Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

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Sat 28 Apr 2018 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Jeroen D'hoe 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.55

Standard €22.00

Reduction -26 €11.00

Reduction 65+ €18.70

Gavin Bryars and Ben Johnston bring two Wild West icons back to life

In Calamity/Billy legendary heroine Calamity Jane and notorious outlaw Billy the Kid are brought back to life in an unusual and intimate way. Jane is resurrected through fragmented stories, secrets and excerpts from letters. Billy is raised through eyewitness accounts, newspaper articles, photographs and the breathtaking poetry of Michael Ondaatje. Their stories only flirt with the truth, but thanks to the sepia tones and rebellious lyricism of ‘European minimalist’ Gavin Bryars and his teacher Ben Johnston, they seem even more real than our childhood memories. 

programme

Ben Johnston (1926)
Calamity Jane to Her Daughter

Gavin Bryars (1943)
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (text: Michael Ondaatje)

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Ben Johnston (1926)
Calamity Jane to Her Daughter

Gavin Bryars (1943)
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (...

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performers

Claron McFadden & Bertrand Belin: song
Percussions Claviers de Lyon: ensemble
NN: violin & piano
Gérard Lecointe: musical director
Jean Lacornerie: director

production: Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse, Théâtre de la Renaissance & Muziektheater Transparant
coproduction: Percussions Claviers de Lyon, Concertgebouw Brugge, Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Operadagen Rotterdam & Mahogany Opera Group

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Claron McFadden & Bertrand Belin: song
Percussions Claviers de Lyon: ensemble
NN: violin & piano
Gérard Lecoin...

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partners

productie: Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse, Théâtre de la Renaissance & Muziektheater Transparant coproductie: Percussions Claviers de Lyon, Concertgebouw Brugge, Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Operadagen Rotterdam & Mahogany Opera Group

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Sat 28 Apr 2018 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Jeroen D'hoe 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.55

Standard €22.00

Reduction -26 €11.00

Reduction 65+ €18.70

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