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House of the Sleeping Beauties

An opera based on the book by Yasunari Kawabata

Guy Cassiers, Toneelhuis, Kris Defoort

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After the successful The Woman Who Walked into Doors (2001), composer Kris Defoort and director Guy Cassiers are now working on a new opera.

Their starting point is the novel House of the Sleeping Beauties by Japanese author and Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata. The book recounts the several visits by the old Mister Eguchi to a strange, tender brothel, where older men can spend the night beside the warm bodies of sedated, very young girls. It is a story about goodbyes, old age, and death.

Dirk Roofthooft and Katelijne Verbeke perform.

Credits

director

  • Guy Cassiers

author

  • Marianne Van Kerkhoven

after

  • Yasunari Kawabata

performance

  • Mieko Harada
  • Dirk Roofthooft
  • Katelijne Verbeke
  • Kyozo Nagatsuka

dance

  • Kaori Ito
  • Kaori Ito
  • ensemble Tokyo Geidai Sinfonietta

styling/set design

  • Enrico Bagnoli
  • Arjen Klerkx

light design

  • Enrico Bagnoli

video

  • Arjen Klerkx

music

  • Kris Defoort

vocals

  • Katrien Baerts
  • Omar Ebrahim
  • Barbara Hannigan

music director

  • Patrick Davin

choir

  • Megumi Yoshimura
  • Megumi Shiozaki
  • Chihiro Hara
  • Yoko Hayashi

costume design

  • Tim Van Steenbergen

choreography

  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

production

  • De Munt / La Monnaie
  • LOD muziektheater
  • LOD muziektheater

coproduction

  • Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg
  • Toneelhuis
  • Operadagen Rotterdam
  • Musica - festival international des musiques d’aujourd’hui de Strasbourg
  • Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
  • Asko | Schönberg
  • La Filature, Mulhouse

with the support of

  • Ars Musica
  • BOZAR Music
  • Orchestre National de Belgique
  • Kunstenfestivaldesarts
  • Concertgebouw Brugge

All data

Er zijn geen aankomende activiteiten voor dit event.

  1. Friday 8 May 2009 — Kunstenfestivaldesarts | De Munt, Brussels
  2. Saturday 9 May 2009 — Kunstenfestivaldesarts | De Munt, Brussels
  3. Sunday 10 May 2009 — Kunstenfestivaldesarts | De Munt, Brussels
  4. Tuesday 12 May 2009 — Kunstenfestivaldesarts | De Munt, Brussels
  5. Wednesday 13 May 2009 — Kunstenfestivaldesarts | De Munt, Brussels
  6. Friday 15 May 2009 — Kunstenfestivaldesarts | De Munt, Brussels
  7. Saturday 16 May 2009 — Kunstenfestivaldesarts | De Munt, Brussels
  8. Tuesday 26 May 2009 — Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxemburg
  9. Wednesday 27 May 2009 — Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxemburg
  10. Saturday 30 May 2009 — Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
  11. Sunday 31 May 2009 — Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
  12. Wednesday 3 June 2009 — deSingel, Antwerp
  13. Thursday 4 June 2009 — deSingel, Antwerp
  14. Friday 5 June 2009 — deSingel, Antwerp
  15. Saturday 20 June 2009 — Vlaamse Opera, Gent
  16. Saturday 19 September 2009 — Concertgebouw, Brugge
  17. Friday 25 September 2009 — La Filature, Mulhouse
  18. Saturday 26 September 2009 — La Filature, Mulhouse
  19. Tuesday 6 October 2009 — Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht
  20. Friday 9 October 2009 — La Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée
  21. Saturday 10 October 2009 — La Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée
  22. Friday 16 October 2009 — Chassé Theater,, Breda
  23. Tuesday 20 October 2009 — Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Groningen
  24. Friday 23 October 2009 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam

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