Denmark Premiere of A Tribute (of sorts) to Monteverdi with The Tiger Lillies in Odense Concert d. March 29, 2009 at. 16th
The imagination which created a furor at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2007, now comes quite exceptional for Denmark. Cult band The Tiger Lillies behave with the baroque ensemble Concerto Caledonia "A Tribute (of sorts) to Monteverdi". The Tiger Lillies clattering street music sessions Concerto Caledonias gentle baroque tones on original instruments.
The Tiger Lillies are cult throughout Europe. Not only because of their eccentric humor and demonic universe full of magic, blasphemy, anti-heroes and fantasy or singer Martyn Jacques distinctive voice and white-painted face. It is also their songs that fall somewhere between Kurt Weil, Nick Cave and Tom Waits, who has given them this status. Not only with a loyal audience, but also for artists such as Marilyn Manson, Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Here in Denmark, they are known and loved for their international breakthrough performance, Shockheaded Peter (Laurence Olivier Award), which was spun over the large Bastian, which was built in a Danish version of the Betty Nansen. And for their beautiful and disturbing interpretation of The Little Match Girl, which was produced for HC Andersen Year 2005 and built in Odense, Copenhagen and Aarhus. A performance which is still touring around the world. Now comes The Tiger Lillies to the country again, and it does not go quietly. This time with a brutal and poetic theater concert, which is produced along with Scotland's leading baroque orchestra Concerto Caledonia led by David McGuinness. The theme is war, murder, violence and poetry. The concert is a tribute to "the opera's father," Claudio GA Monteverdi (1567-1643), created in the encounter between baroque and punk: A Tribute (of sorts) to Monteverdi. The show was the initiative of the head of the Edinburgh International Festival Jonathan Mills to the festival in 2007 to mark the 400th anniversary of the construction of Monteverdi's first opera. The choice fell on The Tiger Lillies was a bold but also interesting choice. A choice that featured the controversial by Monteverdi. The opera's father in his age was not afraid to provoke. The Tiger Lillies frontman Martyn Jacques claims to after hearing 10 minutes of Monteverdi's Love and War threw the music into the corner and wrote his own Tiger Lillies songs about love and war. So there is a reason that it is "a kind" and a very free tribute to Monteverdi. But the themes are the same. One of Jacques beautiful songs, "Trancred and Clorinda" is a tribute to Monteverdi's "Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda". In Monteverdi's opera stage during the First Crusade, a Christian knight and a Muslim woman fall in love. The Tiger Lillies brutal version says: "Well Trancred and Clorinda / They had a litttle fight / They slashed hver others flesh with swords / Until they lost livet / they Fought sina holy battle / And went to God above / Well God said you 've fucked up bad / I am the God of love .... A Tribute (of sorts) to Monteverdi is a show where the most beautiful poetry is combined with shocking brutality, and wires pulled back to the combination of love and violence opera universe has always contained. It is as Martyn Jacques says, primarily good entertainment - but entertainment showing teeth. We look forward to a great afternoon in the world, which begins promising: Let others sing of love / I'll sing of war ... The show is presented by Odense International Music Theatre is supported by Odense Municipality For review tickets, photographs, interview appointments, etc. contact Anne Line Koehler Juul on 66190010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket prices are set so that the financial crisis should not cheat anyone for the experience: 160 kr. / 80 kr. (for students and young people under 18 years) + fee can be purchased at http: / /www.fyensbilletten.dk/event/16619
Tel. 63 12 13 14. Larger groups can contact OIMs administration on 66190010 Read more about The Tiger Lillies on www.tigerlillies.com
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