Louis Andriessen’s magical journey through space and time

Theatre of the World

Louis Andriessen, De Nationale Opera

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Theatre of the World is a magical journey through space and time. Director Pierre Audi joins forces with the American video artists the Quay Brothers to stage Louis Andriessen’s long awaited new opera. They will turn the Royal Theatre Carré into the breathtaking dreamworld of Athanasius Kircher, the last true Renaissance man in history. After a life of scientific research, Kircher shows us his findings in his ‘theatre of the world’. Reinbert de Leeuw conducts the ensemble Asko|Schönberg, Leigh Melrose sings the lead part and Cristina Zavalloni is his lover. The cast also includes Dutch rising star Nora Fischer. This is an unmissable scenic world premiere which is sure to make global headlines.

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