A Youth Opera

Atypical Chastening Iconic Charismatic Experiment. This is the youth opera for 2020.

The annual international youth opera is the perfect opportunity for musicians, singers and other talented musical performers learn about every aspect of music theatre. The project provides an excellent occasion to continue developing musical talent in a professional setting.

This two-week training period will receive professional coaching from the Belgian pianist, singer and composer An Pierlé, the Italian stage director Luigi De Angelis, the French bassist Brice Soniano and the drummer Caspar Van de Velde. The video artist Andrea Argentieri and costume designer Lotte Stek turn the whole show into a visual gem.

For A.L.I.C.E., inspiration was taken from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Alice’s adventures are transformed into a musical journey behind the scenes of a peculiar experimental dream. The trip begins in a large, untidy recording studio full of instruments, cables, stands, lampshades, chairs, odd garments, movable rubber partitions and panels, and diminutive and gigantic microphones… in a crazy place where the forces of metamorphosis and freedom prevail. Curious creatures are called together to play dreamlike music live: Queens, Caterpillars, Duchesses, Hatters, White Rabbits, Griffins, Cheshire Cats, Dodos, Mock Turtles and suchlike.

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A TRANSLAB project by Muziektheater Transparant

Coproduction: deSingel International Arts Campus and Perpodium. 

In collaboration with Royal Conservatory Antwerp.

With the support of Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.

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deSingel Antwerpen (Antwerpen)
+32 3 248 28 28
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Musical Direction I Compositions: An Pierlé Direction | Set- | Lightdesign: Luigi De AngelisAssistant director I Video: Andrea ArgentieriMusical coaching I Arrangements: Brice SonianoMusical coaching I Drums: Casper Van De VeldeCostumes: Lotte Stek