streaming Ine Aya'

Ine Aya'
Nursalim Yadi Anugerah, Miranda Lakerveld
length: 1:27 hours
language: Indonesian (Kayan) and German with Dutch, English and Bahasa Indonesian surtitles
registration: 11 June 2021, live performance
location: Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam)

The original forest on Kalimantan in Indonesia is disappearing quickly, and this has everything to do with patterns of consumption in Europe. The Indonesian composer Nursalim Yadi Anugerah and the Dutch librettist and director Miranda Lakerveld are making a new opera that takes widespread deforestation as its subject. The work is based on two classical works, one from Eastern and one from Western culture: the Kayan epic Takna’ Lawe’ and Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. Both stories are about the importance of honouring nature and its natural resources. By weaving the two storylines together, they connect the Kalimantan Kayan’s rich cultural tradition with Western mythology in Wagner’s interpretation. The result is a stirring musical and theatrical fusion of two cultures that are intertwined with each other in many ways.

music Nursalim Yadi Anugerah
direction Miranda Lakerveld
libretto Miranda Lakerveld & Nursalim Yadi Anugerah
vocals Bernadeta Astari (soprano), Rolfe Dauz (baritone), Frisna Virginia (soprano)
dance Art Srisayam
Kayan vocals & sape performed by Dominikus Uyub, Martha Haran
music performed by Balaan Tumaan ensemble: Ananda Aristi Dewa, Bumadius Bumadius, Juan Arminandi, Reza Zulianda, Ridho Firman
research Kayan dance/music Dominikus Uyub
video Siavash Naghshbandi
lighting Bart van den Heuvel
costumes Uke Toegimin, Jantine Kraaijeveld 
coproduction World Opera Lab, Holland Festival
with support of Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Gieskes Strijbis, Dutch Culture