Lady in the Dark
Kurt Weill
12.11.22 > 11.12.22

Director Anna Pool
Musical direction David Stern

INFO

Liza Elliott, editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine has suffered from panic attacks and depression for months. She is under immense pressure both privately and in her career. Her love life is complicated, she can’t decide between her married boss and lover Kendall Nesbitt and movie star Randy Curtis, while manager Charley Johnson just annoys her. Finally, she decides to see a psychiatrist. By analyzing her dreams, they get to the heart of Liza’s problems.

Lady in the Dark was Kurt Weill’s first Broadway hit, based on a book by Moss Hart and with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Based on Liza’s psychoanalysis, the piece unfolds in three dreams, which form, as it were, a trilogy of mini-operas. The beautiful main aria ‘My Ship’ runs like a thread throughout the piece, which has been covered by many virtuosos, from Judy Garland to Miles David.

But Lady in the Dark is more than a piece about the demands that life and society place on a woman. It is first and foremost wonderful music theater with sharp humour, imaginative dreams and fantastic songs. In addition to a sublime combination of opera and Broadway music, this opera is also a visual spectacle with beautiful costumes based on fashion from the 1940s.

This Broadway-opera Lady in the Dark revival is performed by the promising British director Anna Pool and the celebrated American conductor David Stern.

Lady in the Dark is performed in English with Dutch and English surtitles. It is a co-production of Opera Zuid and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. In collaboration with the South Netherlands Philharmonic. With support from the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music.

 

                          

CAST & CREATIVES

Sylvia Poorta Dr.Brooks
Maartje Rammeloo / Alexia Macbeth Liza Elliott
Elliott Carlton Hines Charley Johnson
Simon Butteriss Russell Paxton
Quirijn de Lang Randy Curtis
Jeremy Finch White Kendall Nesbitt
Veerle Sanders Elinor Foster
Nienke Nasserian Maggie Grant
Dreya Weber
Aerialist / Dance Captain
Alice de Maio Dancer
Jolanda Bazzi Dancer
Gijs Hanegraaf Dancer
Edgar Sagarra Portmondo van der Wiel Dancer
Niels Gordijn Dancer
Anna Pool Stage direction
David Stern Musical direction
Madeleine Boyd Set and costume design
Rebecca Howell Choreography
Bretta Gerecke Light design
Joep Hupperetz Dramaturgy
Jori Klomp Choral direction
Theaterkoor Opera Zuid Chorus
philharmonie zuidnederland Orchestra
Sylvia Poorta Dr.Brooks
Maartje Rammeloo / Alexia Macbeth Liza Elliott
Elliott Carlton Hines Charley Johnson
Simon Butteriss Russell Paxton
Quirijn de Lang Randy Curtis
Jeremy Finch White Kendall Nesbitt
Veerle Sanders Elinor Foster
Nienke Nasserian Maggie Grant
Dreya Weber
Aerialist / Dance Captain
Alice de Maio Dancer
Jolanda Bazzi Dancer
Gijs Hanegraaf Dancer
Edgar Sagarra Portmondo van der Wiel Dancer
Niels Gordijn Dancer
Anna Pool Stage direction
David Stern Musical direction
Madeleine Boyd Set and costume design
Rebecca Howell Choreography
Bretta Gerecke Light design
Joep Hupperetz Dramaturgy
Jori Klomp Choral direction
Theaterkoor Opera Zuid Chorus
philharmonie zuidnederland Orchestra

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MEDIA

PLAYLIST

Sat
12.11.22
19:30
12/11/2022 - 19:30
Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof
 
Tue
15.11.22
20:00
15/11/2022 - 20:00
Utrecht
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Thu
17.11.22
20:15
17/11/2022 - 20:15
Tilburg
Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
Tue
22.11.22
20:00
22/11/2022 - 20:00
Eindhoven
Parktheater Eindhoven
Thu
24.11.22
20:00
24/11/2022 - 20:00
Luxemburg
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Sat
26.11.22
20:00
26/11/2022 - 20:00
Luxemburg
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Thu
01.12.22
20:00
01/12/2022 - 20:00
Heerlen, PLT
Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Tue
06.12.22
20:00
06/12/2022 - 20:00
Rotterdam
Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
Thu
08.12.22
20:00
08/12/2022 - 20:00
Breda
Chassé Theater
Sun
11.12.22
19:30
11/12/2022 - 19:30
Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof
 

PERFORMANCES

Malpertuis Neighbourhood Opera
23.12.21 > 23.12.22
Het Lijflied
23.09.22 > 10.01.23
Lady in the Dark
12.11.22 > 11.12.22
Ändere die Welt!
10.03.23 > 02.04.23
Orphée aux Enfers
21.05.23 > 17.06.23