Songs of Nature

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The unique 9-piece song cycle Neun Deutsche Arien of Händel, complemented by new compositions by house composer Wim Henderickx: an ode to nature!

At a time of concern for the global climate and an ever louder call for action, we look back on the experience of nature at the time when the baroque composer Georg Friedrich Händel (1680 – 1747) wrote his Neun Deutsche Arien. This song cycle consists of 9 short vocal settings of a German text by Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680–1747) and is complemented by new compositions by Wim Henderickx. Praise for the beauty of nature and eternal life are the common thread. Because of the sensitive poetry, the original instrumentation and the varying atmosphere, from cheerful to touching and from baroque to early romantic, these songs occupy a unique place in Händel's oeuvre.

Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic!


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Muziektheater Transparant and B’Rock.

Coproduction: Perpodium.

In collaboration with Operadagen Rotterdam, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts New York.

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

Thanks to deSingel.


Location Dates Hour  
O. (Rotterdam)
+ 31 1 436 60 70
cancelled by corona
cancelled by corona
Opéra De Rouen (Rouen)
+33 2 35 98 50 98
cancelled by corona
Tandem ArrasDouai (Douai)
+33 (0)9 71 00 56 78
cancelled by corona
Composition: Georg Friedrich Händel • Wim HenderickxMise-en-espace: Shuang ZouScenography: Dan PotraVideo Design: Marco Devetak • Light design: Peter QuastersCostumes: Lieve PynooSoprano: Sunhae Im • Ensemble: B'Rock Orchestra Violin: Evgeny Sviridov • Viola: Raquel Massadas • violone: Tom Devaere • Bassoon: Tomasz Wesolowski • archlute: Karl Nyhlin • Traverso: Tami Krausz