Trilogy of songs (2021) — Concept: Tamar Bruggeman — Muziek: Annelies Van Parys, Calliope Tsoupaki & Aftab Darvishi — Libretto: Gaea Schoeters — Met sopraan Charlotte Waijnberg & auteur Natalie Haynes — Een productie van Wonderfeel, Antwerp Liedfest & Lunalia.
Medea, Circe, Penelope finally get to tell their own story. Composers Annelies Van Parys, Aftab Darvishi and Calliope Tsoupaki each give a new, contemporary voice to three female figures in the margins of myth, where they had been relegated for far too long.
Discover their stories in a new light, full of nuance and immense power. Is Medea a vengeful monster or a mother devoured by compassion? Or take Circe: evil witch or an all too human heroine? And what could Penelope be hiding behind her supposedly idle waiting? Writer Gaea Schoeters searches for words to do this illustrious triad justice: moving and liberating.
Soprano Charlotte Wajnberg sings them to life. Three colourful soloists on clarinet, duduk and qanun enter into an intense dialogue with a string quartet. And British stand-up classicist and storyteller Natalie Haynes provides a compelling introduction.