sarah’s passion

sarah’s passion

philosophical passion with music by Arvo Pärt

co-production with Ragazze Quartet

After Match Girl Passion, Silbersee again presents a modern passion, together with the Ragazze Quartet and philosopher Ger Groot. Sarah’s Passion is a visual performance with compositions by Arvo Pärt — a concert staged as spellbinding ritual.

Pärt reaches a worldwide audience with his music. His compositions reflect on the basic questions of human existence.

Philosopher Ger Groot leads us into the world of Sarah’s Passion. There, we see the performers like slow-moving living tableaus by famous painter Edward Hopper. The performance leads the audience through fundamental life experiences: the wonder of birth, the compelling force of passion and finally the inevitable confrontation with death, which when accompanied by the consoling music of Pärt can also come as a welcome friend.

Production Silbersee | Coproduction Ragazze Quartet | Concept, artistic and musical direction Romain Bischoff | Co-director Isabel Schröder | Singers/performers Katharine Dain (sopraan), Marine Fribourg (mezzo-sopraan), Edward Leach (tenor), Hitoshi Tamada (tenor) | Dancer Dunja Jocic | Organ Vincent Lamy | Strings Annemijn Bergkotte (altviool), Solène Beaudet (cello), Jeanita Vriens (viool) | Percussion, organ and piano Vitaly Medvedev | Scenography Sarah Nixon | Lighting design Varja Klosse | Sound engineer Wouter Snoei | Dramaturgy Wout van Tongeren

Trailer and photography Bowie Verschuren

Reviews

  • Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

    Martin Toet
    Operamagazine.nl
  • Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

    Peter van der Lint
    Trouw

past performances

Fri, 26 February 2016, 20:15 - 21:45Kauwgomballenfabriek
Amsterdam (try-out)
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Sun, 28 February 2016, 20:15 - 21:45Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Amsterdam
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Fri, 04 March 2016, 20:15 - 21:45Grote Kerk
Den Bosch
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Sat, 05 March 2016, 20:15 - 21:45Grote Kerk
Zwolle
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Wed, 09 March 2016, 20:15 - 21:45Oosterpoort
Groningen
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Thu, 17 March 2016, 20:15 - 21:45Laurenskerk
Rotterdam
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Fri, 18 March 2016, 20:15 - 21:45De Vereeniging
Nijmegen
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Sat, 19 March 2016, 20:15 - 21:45St. Willibrordkerk
Utrecht
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Sun, 20 March 2016, 14:15 - 15:45Orgelpark
Amsterdam
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