Lady in the Dark
Kurt Weill
12.11.22 > 01.01.70

Director Anna Pool
Musical direction David Stern

INFO

In Kurt Weill’s famous Broadway opera Lady in the Dark, Liza Elliot, editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine, ends up with a psychiatrist due to mental complaints. Through three dream sequences you are taken into Liza’s subconscious, which are, as it were, a triptych of short operas: the ‘Glamour’ dream, the ‘Wedding’ dream and the ‘Circus’ dream. The themes of her dreams, such as work and performance pressure, self-image and self-fulfillment in a hectic society, are today more recognizable than ever.

Director Anna Pool, together with the celebrated American conductor David Stern, presents this Weill classic to the Dutch public for the first time. In her production, Pool reflects on the dated male-female relationships. “I let the audience know that we are all aware of the fact that this piece was written in a different time, while still letting the audience experience the original play and Liza’s journey.” Not only Liza is lying on the psychiatrist’s couch , the other characters in the story are also scrutinized. With a wink, we zoom in on the behavior of the men in the 1940s. In this way Pool tries to make the proportions more equal. “Not as a feminist act, but as an act of liberation so that we can continue to enjoy Lady in the Dark.”

Lady in the Dark is performed in English with Dutch and English surtitles. Co-production of Opera Zuid and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

CAST & CREATIVES

Sylvia Poorta Dr.Brooks
Maartje Rammeloo / Alexia Macbeth Liza Elliott
Elliott Carlton Hines Charley Johnson
Andrew Love Russell Paxton
Quirijn de Lang Randy Curtis
Jeremy Finch White Kendall Nesbitt
Veerle Sanders Elinor Foster
Nienke Nasserian Maggie Grant
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
Andrew Love Russell Paxton
Quirijn de Lang Randy Curtis
Jeremy Finch White Kendall Nesbitt
Veerle Sanders Elinor Foster
Nienke Nasserian Maggie Grant
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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PLAYLIST

Thu
10.11.22
19:00
10/11/2022 - 19:00
Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof
 
Sat
12.11.22
20:00
12/11/2022 - 20:00
Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof
 
Tue
15.11.22
15/11/2022
Utrecht
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Thu
17.11.22
17/11/2022
Tilburg
Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
Tue
22.11.22
22/11/2022
Eindhoven
Parktheater Eindhoven
Thu
24.11.22
24/11/2022
Luxemburg
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Sat
26.11.22
26/11/2022
Luxemburg
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Tue
29.11.22
29/11/2022
Den Haag
Amare
Thu
01.12.22
01/12/2022
Heerlen, PLT
Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Sat
03.12.22
03/12/2022
Sittard
Schouwburg De Domijnen
Tue
06.12.22
06/12/2022
Rotterdam
Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
Thu
08.12.22
08/12/2022
Breda
Chassé Theater
Sun
11.12.22
11/12/2022
Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof
 

PERFORMANCES

Malpertuis Neighbourhood Opera
23.12.21 > 23.12.22
Orphée aux Enfers
21.05.23 > 17.06.23