Songs of Nature

The unique 9-piece song cycle Neun Deutsche Arien of Händel, complemented by new compositions by house composer Wim Hendrickx: 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.


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Operadagen Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
+31 10 436 60 70
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Opéra De Rouen (Rouen)
+33 2 35 98 50 98
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Toneelhuis Antwerpen (Antwerpen)
+32 3 224 88 44
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Tandem ArrasDouai (Douai)
+33 (0)9 71 00 56 78
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Composition: Georg Friedrich Händel • Wim HenderickxMise-en-espace: Shuang ZouSoprano: Anna Lucia RichterEnsemble: B'Rock Orchestra Violin: Evgeny Sviridov • Viola: Raquel Massadas • Double Bass: Tom Devaere • Bassoon: Tomasz Wesolowski • Traverso: Tami Krausz • theorbo: Karl Nyhlin • Scenography: Dan PotraLight Design: Peter QuastersCostumes: Lieve Pynoo