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De Witte Engelen / Les Anges Blancs

  • Sint-Jans College 32 Burgemeester Bertenplein Poperinge, Vlaanderen, 8970 Belgium (map)

...a pocket opera about the role of women in WWI, how they healed men, broken by violence, through love.

The return of Simone Riksman in an operatic homage to the nurses of World War One.

A program of Australian premieres of works by composers who served or volunteered in the medical services, along with works by soldiers who were wounded or killed. Music by Cécile Chaminade, EJ Moeran, Joseph Boulnois, Jean Roger-Ducasse, Cecil Coles, Fernand Halphen, Reynaldo Hahn, Ivor Gurney, FS Kelly, Arthur Bliss, Nadia and Lili Boulanger plus works by Franz Schubert, and Jean Sibelius.

Tickets at the door.

Cast

Belgian Nurse – Simone Riksman, soprano
Wounded Belgian Soldier – Damien Top, tenor
French Nurse – Romy Bischoff, clarinet
Polish Nurse – Joanna Rezler violin
The sergent infirmier - Joseph Boulnois
Christopher Latham, conductor and director

Orchestre de Picardie

Duration 75 minutes

Earlier Event: October 10
The Healers
Later Event: October 21
De Witte Engelen / Les Anges Blancs