Christmas Fairy Tale - The Child and the Spells

Fri 21.12.18 18:00
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Maurice Ravel, L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (The Child and the Spells)

 

Night falls over the Garden of Earthly Delights. Stars twinkle. High above a stable in Bethlehem, one shines brighter that all the others. With the birth of Christ, sent to deliver mankind from original sin, we arrive at the paradisical panel of the Garden of Earthly Delights. 

The Paradise Play was performed on Christmas Eve until the Mediaeval Period. Symbols from Christmas tradition still make reference to the banishing of Adam and Eve from Paradise. “You may eat from all the trees in the garden, except for the tree of good and evil.” The glittering baubles symbolise the forbidden fruit whose temptation neither Adam nor Eve could resist, while the Christmas tree itself stands for the Tree of Paradise.

The magic of the Garden of Eden, where the animals speak and springtime is eternal, is brought back during our annual Christmas Concert. Bring your family and enjoy the sparkling melodies and enchanting light-heartedness of our Christmas Concert.

 

Conductor: Otto Tausk

Staging: Jorinde Keesmaat

Costumes: Sabina Kumeling

Lighting: Désirée van Gelderen

Illustration: Pieter Fannes

Subtitles and stage director: Franco Vena

 

SOPRANO - Julie Vercauteren : L’Enfant

SOPRANO - Lisa Willems : La Mère, la Tasse Chinoise, la Libellule

SOPRANO - Maggie Finnegain : Le Feu, la Princesse, le Rossignol

SOPRANO - Barbara Jop (IOA) : La Bergère, la Chouette

TENOR - Ki Up Lee (IOA) : Le Petit Vieillard, l’Arithmétique, la Rainette, la Théière

BARYTONE - Alberto Martinez (IOA) : L'Horloge, le Chat

SOPRANO - Lissa Meyvis : La Chauve-souris, Une Pastourelle, la Chouette

SOPRANO - Cecile Lastchenko (La Chapelle Reine Elisabeth) : La Chatte, l’Ecureuil, un Pâtre, la Bergère

BASSE - Joris Stroobants (Ghent Singers) : Le Fauteuil, l’Arbre

Les Ghent Singers (Chorale gantoise) : Pâtres et pastourelles, les arbres, les bêtes

  • Mark Trigg
  • Ivan Yohan
  • Anne Nuyten
  • Helen Cassano
  • Hendrik Mispelon
  • Jan Moeyaert
  • Jonathan de Ceuster
  • Michiel Haspeslagh
  • Raf Van der Veken
  • Joris Stroobants
  • Andrès Soler
  • Paùl Sojo
  • Dido Castro
  • Marion Bauwens
  • Megan Baddeley
  • Morganne Heyse

Les Pastoureaux (Chorale d'enfants) : Les chiffres, le Pouf, le Banc, le Canapé, la Chaise en paille

 

Aknowledgements: Zinnekeparade, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Anderlecht, Carolien Zandbergen

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Otto Tausk

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conjured up clouds of fluid, silky sounds of all dynamic ranges.