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deFilharmonie, Octopus Symfonisch Koor & Choeur de Chambre de Namur

Ivan the Terrible

orchestral
vocal
music theatre
Sat 04 Feb 2017 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Piet De Volder 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.45

Standard €18.00 - €33.00

Reduction -26 €9.00 - €16.50

Reduction 65+ €15.30 - €28.05

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

A tragedy about power and Shakespearean plots, set to the beautiful music of Prokofiev

The films Sergei Eisenstein directed during the first decades of the 20th century are absolute masterpieces of film history. For his Ivan the Terrible, Sergei Prokofiev composed an extremely dramatic and lively soundtrack that perfectly complements Eisenstein’s eloquent imagery. Prokofiev and Eisenstein turned out to be kindred spirits. Their unlimited imagination and flexibility produced some perfect collaborations. With chameleonic versatility, Prokofiev's music responds to the dramatic storyline. He enhances the magnificent choral parts, for instance, with uncommonly rich orchestral colouring. After Prokofiev's death, Soviet conductor Stassevitch rearranged the music. He added texts from Eisenstein's film and thus forged the soundtrack into an impressive oratorio. Jan Decleir plays the role of Ivan the Terrible in a tragedy about power and Shakespearean plots, set to the beautiful music of Prokofiev.

Roadworks

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programme

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Ivan the Terrible, opus 116a

performers

Martyn Brabbins: conductor
Christianne Stotijn: mezzo-soprano
Jan Decleir: actor
Stefaan Degand: actor
Octopus Symfonisch Koor: choir
Choeur de Chambre de Namur: choir
Brechtje Louwaard & Tristan Versteven: text
Ysbrant: curtain

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Martyn Brabbins: conductor
Christianne Stotijn: mezzo-soprano
Jan Decleir: actor
Stefaan Degand: actor
Octo...

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partners

Het Banket

Sat 04 Feb 2017 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Piet De Volder 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.45

Standard €18.00 - €33.00

Reduction -26 €9.00 - €16.50

Reduction 65+ €15.30 - €28.05

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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