Orfeo and Majnun - World Premiere -

Orpheus & Majnun have become the very personification of the beauty and the emotionalizing power of singing, music and poetry. Praise and lamentation, joy and mourning, love, loss and longing are mingled in their poetry, as they live in a transitional paradox presence stretched out between a past conjuringly remembered, and an absence filled with yearning and projections, between memory and dream.

The Musical theatre fusing the two stories, sung in English (Orpheus & Eurydice) and Arabic (Layla & Majnun) will be  interpreted by a narrator/story-teller (in Dutch and French) at The Munt / La Monnaie stage.

The orchestra will consist of both western instruments as well as oriental musical instruments connecting the two worlds.The visual language of the production will use shadow-theater techniques as well as live video images created in real time. 

Orfeo & Majnun
29 June 2018, 8 pm. La Monnaie
30 June 2018, 2 pm. La Monnaie
30 June 2018, 8 pm. La Monnaie