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June 2009

After Life revivals in Amsterdam, London and Lyon

After Life - Margriet van ReisenMargriet van Reisen

The successful opera After Life, following its sold-out performances at the 2006 Holland Festival, will be staged in Amsterdam, London and Lyon in the 2009/2010 season.
In Amsterdam, De Nederlandse Opera presents the newly revised version in Het Muziektheater in September/October 2009, with the premiere on 28 September. The DNO production will be staged additionally at Opera de Lyon in March 2010 (three performances beginning on 18 March). The Barbican Centre in London will present a semi-staged performance during its ‘Present Voices’ series on 15 May 2010.

This revival gives Van der Aa the opportunity to polish the score and to adjust the staging for touring. The same excellent cast will return, accompanied by the Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble and conductor Otto Tausk.

- read more about After Life

- watch Barbican interview

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Michel van der Aa (Netherlands, 1970) is a truly multidisciplinary figure in contemporary music. A unique voice, he combines composition with film and stage direction, and script writing. Classical instruments, voices, electronic sound, actors, theatre and video are all seamless extensions of his musical vocabulary.

upcoming performances

  • 13 August 2017
    Blank Out (Swiss premiere)
    Miah Persson, soprano
    Roderick Williams (film), Nederlands Kamerkoor (film)
    Lucerne Festival
    4pm, KKL, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 13 August 2017
    The Book of Disquiet (Swiss premiere)
    Walter Sigi Arnold, actor
    Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Alumni
    11am, Luzerner Theater, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 17 August 2017
    Up-close (Swiss premiere)
    Chamber Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy
    Jay Campbell, cello
    18.20 hrs, Luzerner Saal/KKL, Lucerne, Switzerland

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