Michel van der Aa

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June 2010

Tour After Life

After Life - Aiden and SarahRoderick Williams

The 2009/2010 tour of the opera After Life, with staged productions in Amsterdam and Lyon, concluded with a semi-staged performance at London’s Barbican Centre. In Amsterdam, De Nederlandse Opera presented a 5-performance revival; Opéra de Lyon produced the work as part of the Lyon Biennale; and at the Barbican it was part of the ‘Present Voices’ series. The nearly sold-out Lyon production in particular attracted a remarkably young audience. The well-attended Barbican production enjoyed massive media attention, from pre-concert publicity to post-concert reviews, eliciting a lively discussion on the essential nature of opera.

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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

  • 05 November 2020
    Transit (Korean premiere)
    Sooyoen Lim, piano
    PAN Music Festival, Seoul, South Korea
  • 04 February 2021
    Akin
    Premiere of version for ensemble
    Insomnio, cond. Ulrich Pöll
    Mieko Kanno, viool. Charles Watt, cello
    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 26 February 2021
    Shelter (German premiere)
    NDR Chor, Klaas Stok conductor
    20.00 hrs, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

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