Annelies Van Parys


Gaea Schoeters

Musical team

Johanna Zimmer (soprano)
Els Mondelaers (mezzosoprano)


Stijn Saveniers (musical direction and cello)
Gaetan La Mela (percussion)
Karin de Fleyt (flute)
Bram Fournier (trombone)
Sjaron Minailo (direction)

B’Rock Orchestra

Camille Hubert
Margaret Hunter
Heike-Friederike Heilmann
Rosina Fabius
Fabian Kelly
Tobias Schlierf

A coproduction with

Muziektheater Transparant

This production was realized with the support of the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government through Flanders Tax Shelter.

What do we value, and what are we willing to risk for it? Two women share their fears and hopes during a reluctant and awkward encounter. At first sight, they have nothing in common, but their compelled togetherness forces them to open up to each other. Their encounter becomes an internal journey, that will change them both.

For the Biënnale di Venezia, Annelies Van Parys and librettist Gaea Schoeters created a new story, which dialogues with the Banchieri madrigals from 1605.

Just like in Barca di Venetia per Padova two very different characters are brought together by coincidence (or is it fate?) and forced to spend a certain amount of time together in a limited space.

Snippets of Banchieri’s madrigals will intercut the new piece, as echoes of the society outside this enclosure. The new music theatre project will be presented as a staged, spatial concert, which surrounds the audience and forces them to embark on this musical journey together with the performers.


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