a music performance about failing love
after love fail by David Lang
#tristanisolde is a music performance about the timelessness of love and its shortcomings. The US composer David Lang (Pulitzer Prize 2008) delved into the legend of Tristan and Isolde to create love fail, a modern oratorio connecting the ancient story with the world of today. Lang compiled the libretto from a multitude of sources, from Medieval poetry to contemporary stories by Lydia Davis.
Inspired in turn by David Lang’s composition, Isabel Schröder has created a mise en espace in which parallel realities overlap: actuality and myth, the present and the remembered.
The performance will be followed by an after-show programme. Silbersee asked three teams of makers / performers to draw inspiration from the story of Tristan and Isolde. They will present their own interpretation of the legend.
director Isabel Schröder | musical director Romain Bischoff | lighting designer Gé Wegman | costume designer Dymph Boss | movement coach Fabián Santarciel de la Quintana | singers Natasha Young, Michaela Riener, Elsbeth Gerritsen, Fanny Alofs | mime performer Gerindo Kartadinata
after-show programme makers / performers Jerzy Bielski, Ine Claes, Katharine Dain, Sven Hamerpagt, Sterre Konijn, Tristan Renfrow, Guus van der Steen, Vincent van Woerkom
advisors Juliette van Ingen (movement), Wout van Tongeren (dramaturgy).
image © Ángel Marcos, La chute nº 16, 2000, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2016