Cast & crew:

Tiemo Wang voice & violin
Vitaly Medvedev marimba & dance
Sarah Reynolds dance & voice

Caecilia Thunnissen, stage direction
Leonard Evers compositions
Milena Sidorova choreography
Erin Coppens dramaturg
Tessa Verbei scenography
Merel Marken van Lichtenbelt costumes
Tiedo Wilschut light design
Roos de Bruin, Esther Datema seamstress
Paulina Kropok scenography assistance
Roy van Zon tour production

KRIEBEL (TICKLE) is awarded Best Small Ensemble production during the YAMAwards 2020!

What does a tickle in your tummy sound like?
And what happens when that tickle gradually escapes through your throat and mouth, floats on the air, flies through space, slips through the violin, and whoosh, creeps into the marimba? A violin-playing singer, a dancing percussionist and a singing dancer transport the young audience in a light-hearted encounter between dance, music and voice. Tickle is a stirring, poetic and moving concert for young children about the expressive powers of sound and movement. It tickles all the senses.

Tickle is an international co-production of Oorkaan, Dutch National Opera & Ballet and Philharmonie Luxembourg.

I will conduct Cappella Amsterdam in the concertseries AlBahr in November 2020.

In this programme, which I developed for the choir we focus on centuries of exchange between vocal traditions around the Mediterranean Sea. Featuring Rima Khceich (Lebanon), Amira Medjunanin (Bosnia-Hervegovina) and Ahmed ElMaai (Morocco)

Cappella Amsterdam | Leonard Evers

Amira Medunjanin, vocal soloist

Rima Khcheich, vocal soloist

Ahmed El Maai ud, vocalsoloist

Sabra El Bahri-Khatri vocal soloist

Laura Rodrigues Lopes vocal soloist

Raphaela Danksagmüller duduk, fujara

Beate Loonstra harp|

Misagh Joolaee kamancheh

Modar Salama percussion

29th December 2020 Noches de la Habana

For de IJ-Salon I was allowed to make a programme featuring my passionate love for Cuban music. Together with musicians form the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, pianist Ramón Valle and many Cuban guests we'll travel through 400 years of Cuban music! I will conduct a repertoire exploring beautiful works from Esteban Salas, Juan París, Ignacio Cervantes, Gonzalo Roig, Ernesto Lecuona, Leo Brouwer and many others.

Premiere GOUD! postponed due to recent safety measures relating to the Covid19-crisis.

A percussionist and a singer play and sing the story of a magical wish-fish that can make all your wishes come true. Goud! is infectious music theater for our younger audiences about wishing for lots, getting it all, and it still not being enough.

New Dutch production after European success

Composer Leonard Evers and librettist Flora Verbrugge wrote Goud! (‘Gold!’) in 2012 for Theater Sonnevanck. The youth opera became an international hit, with various opera houses in Europe adding it to their repertory. Sophie de Lint, director of Dutch National Opera, got to know the work during her time as artistic director of Opernhaus Zürich. She came to Amsterdam with the wish to put on Goud! here too. And now the opera returns to the Netherlands, in this brand-new production.

Cast & crew

musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Leonard Evers, conductor

Ramón Valle, piano

Indira Hechevarría, soprano

and many other geusts

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