Opera ‘Private View’ by Annelies Van Parys

4/06/21, Antwerpen (BEL), Theater ‘t Eilandje

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We all spy on the neighbours from time to time. When we do so, do we see the truth – or is that ‘truth’ coloured by our own perspectives? Should we ever intervene? Are we complicit in what we see? A cry in the night, a vanished neighbour: will shared fear draw us out of our isolation?For her first opera Private View, composer Annelies Van Parys chose to take as her starting point Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Rear Window”, about a murder in a block of flats. Her collaboration with the librettist Jen Hadfield, scenarist Gaea Schoeters and director Tom Creed led to the creation of a pioneering opera that won several awards. Having premiered six years ago at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, this Thriller opera is revisited in a new production of Muziektheater Transparant, SPECTRA and the young artists of the International Opera Academy.

COMPOSITION: ANNELIES VAN PARYS ◉ LIBRETTO: JEN HADFIELD ◉ SCENARIO: GAEA SCHOETERS ◉ CONDUCTOR: FILIP RATHÉ ◉ DIRECTOR: TOM CREED

◉ CAST: STUDENTEN INTERNATIONAL OPERA ACADEMY 
Goth boy: Mikhail Silantev
Goth girl: Laura Orueta
Retrochick: Sawako Kayaki
Lonelyhearts: William Branston
Green 1: Kadi Jürgens
Green 2: Callie Gaston
Student 1: Sandrine Mairesse
Student 2: Victoria Perez-Santisteban
Student 3: Keith Pun
Neighbour: Jinyoung Kim
Radio Voice: Sunghwan Park
Speaking Voice Narrator: Sofia Marafona
Handyman: Yanqiao Shi
Repetiteurs: Anastasia Silanteva, José Alberto Sancho

◉ ENSEMBLE: SPECTRA
Koen Maas, saxophone
Simon Haspeslagh, horn
Pieter Vandermeiren, trombone
Bjorn Denys, percussion
Jeroen Robbrecht, viola
Peter Devos, cello
Tom Devaere, double bass
Luca Pignata, accordion
Tom Pauwels, electric guitar
Anastasia Silanteva, music box & prepared piano
Filip Rathé, conductor

Production: Muziektheater Transparant & IOA (International Opera Academy). Coproduction: SPECTRA. With thanks to LOD muziektheater and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen. A composition assignment of Muziektheater Transparant and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen. Music published / licensed by (c) Deuss Music / Albersen Verhuur B.V., ‘s-Gravenhage