During the first half of the 20th century, highbrow had never been more popular and lowbrow had never been more elitist.

Poulenc wrote a tribute to Piaf, Britten frequented the Berlin cabarets and in the Pfeffermühle one could freely express their soul. Weill and Brecht were inspired by classical symphonies as well as musicals and popular theatre. Socio-political and sensual satire were intoxicated with the scent of eau de Cologne in a call for freedom. Mocking verses as a warning for the impending war, laziness as a mockery of the money-based society and explicit beauty to sever civilisation’s constraints. The only certainty is the uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring. Dansez, dansez!

Music Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, Kurt Weill, Mischa Spoliansky, Friedrich Hollaender, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and others. Text Based on Karl Valentin, Bertolt Brecht, Paul Van Ostaijen and others.

With the support of the new FEDORA platform and the FEDORA road shows, for encouraging opera- and ballet productions for a young audience.

Peking Opera artists on a visit at "Les Âmes Perdues" -) Exchange of ideas, meeting eastern and western traditions.

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Muziektheater Transparant.

In collaboration with Royal Conservatory  Antwerp.

Location Dates Hour  
Theaterfestival Boulevard ('s-Hertogenbosch)
+31 73 61 245 05
CC Sint-Niklaas (Sint-Niklaas)
+32 3 778 33 44
Concept | Original text: Isaak Duerinck, Naomi Beeldens, Ewout Lechoucq, Alexandra Oppo • Direction: Wouter Van LooyVocals | Accordion | Piano: Isaak DuerinckSoprano: Naomi BeeldensVocals | Cello: Ewout LehoucqVocals | Piano: Alexandra OppoCostumes: 113 Maison • Ensemble: Les Âmes Perdues Works: John Betjeman • Francis Poulenc • Benjamin Britten • Kurt Weill • Mischa Spoliansky • Hanns Eisler • Mistinguett • Edith Piaf • Jacques Brel • a.o.

The four actors - together they make up the brand-new LÂP collective - turn out to be outstanding performers who in the blink of an eye swap the piano for the accordion or the mourning dress for their birthday suit. … a fresh and infectious variety show. We shall be carefully keeping their visiting card in our wallet.

De Standaard - 4 January 2018 ***

They made clever use of roles and expectations and all turned out to be able to sing, play music and act. They ooze talent, …

NRC - 28 May 2018 ***