Nederlands Kamerkoor presents di Lasso’s DE TRANEN VAN PETRUS (The Tears of St. Peter) on Tour

29th October – 29th November.

In Di Lasso’s Tears of Saint Peter, the Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor) places Orlando di Lasso’s masterpiece in a contemporary setting. What happens to man in times of isolation, desperation and loneliness? Marijn Rademaker (former principal dancer at the Dutch National Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet) dances the role of Peter, apostle and one of Jesus’ most loyal followers. Still, he renounces Jesus. The despair and loneliness that follow in his darkest hours are brought to life in a scenic interplay between Peter and the choir, co-directed by Tido Visser and Nanine Linning. Peter’s struggle is observed and accompanied by seven singers trapped in life-sized glass columns, separating them from each other and from Peter. Who is lonelier? He who is trapped, or he who has no one to share his freedom with? How does Peter’s idealism relate to a world in which people choose self-interest over the common good, a society where blind power reigns over moral justice? Both audience and singers become witness to Peter’s suffering. Poetic, confrontational and topical.

 

Attention: this is a programme is a replacement for Van Gogh in Me. Cast members, concert dates and times are subject to change due to the developments regarding the corona virus. Always remember to check the latest information at your concert location before your visit.

Orlando di Lasso Lagrime di San Pietro

Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor)Dance Company Nanine Linning
Marijn Rademaker dance
Peter Dijkstra chief conductor
Nanine Linning co-director and choreography
Tido Visser co-director and idea
Irina Shaposhnikova costume design
Pink Steenvoorden (Einstein design) light and set design