Song of the dark forest

Dates 20 October 2023 to 24 February 2024

Song of the dark forest is a moving, compelling and comforting performance, performed by the complete group of dancers of Scapino, an opera singer and live music by the DoelenEnsemble. It sings the tragic song of war. An unknown soldier, hovering between life and death, longs to return to his loved ones but is also haunted by memories of the battlefield. With poignant songs and dance by four choreographers, this timeless story comes to life.

Musically, a leading role is given to the work of Dmitri Shostakovich. In times of war and oppression, his music was a source of hope and comfort for many. Songs by composers such as Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov will also be heard from which an unmistakable pacifist message emerges, as well as a melancholy longing for better times. It concludes with Sergei Akhunov's recent "Prayer for Peace". That title is a true motto for the entire performance.

In 2019/2020, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam successfully collaborated for the first time with the high-profile OPERA2DAY in the production Opera Melancholica, starring dancer Ellen Landa. Artistic director Ed Wubbe then invited director Serge van Veggel to create a performance with four top choreographic talents and the leading DoelenEnsemble from Rotterdam.



20 Oct 2023 20:15Try-out Song of the dark forest Theater aan de Schie SchiedamTickets
26 Oct 2023 20:00Voorpremiere Song of the dark forest Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
27 Oct 2023 20:00Première Song of the dark forest Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
28 Oct 2023 15:00Voorstelling Song of the dark forest Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
28 Oct 2023 20:00Voorstelling Song of the dark forest Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam


I Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, OPERA2DAY, DoelenEnsemble

Concept and director: Serge van Veggel (OPERA2DAY).

Choreography: Roberto Doveri, Diego Sinniger de Salas, Miller de Nobili.
Conducting: Maarten van Veen, Arie van Beek I
Singer: Andrii Ganchuk (Bas-Bariton)


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