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the book of disquiet Michel van der Aa

15,16 December 2017

Music theatre for actor, ensemble, and film (2008)
at the Onassis Cultural Center

libretto after Fernando Pessoa, adapted by Michel van der Aa

Conducted by: Kasper de Roo 
Αctor: Miltiadis Fiorentzis
Libretto translation in Greek: Annie Spyrakou
Featuring: Nikos Nikopoulos (flute), Kostas Tzekos (clarinet), Panagiotis Sioras (clarinet), Dimitris Dakovanos (bassoon), Spyros Laskaridis (trumpet), Babis Taliadouros (percussion), Kostas Panagiotidis (violin), Panagiotis Tziotis (violin), Evgenios Zibai (violin), Aggela Giannaki (viola), Eleutheria Togia (viola), Dimitris Travlos (cello), Antonis Pratsinakis (cello), Nikos Tsoukalas (double bass)
Αrtistic coordinator: Alexandros Mouzas
Film Cast
Ophelia (fado singer): Ana Moura 
Bernardo Soares: João Reis
Young Ophelia: Sara Ramadinha Pereira
Street sweeper: David Pereira
Bookkeeper: Rogério Tavares
Major: Miguel Corte-Real
Production Team
Michel van der Aa: composer, stage & film director
Arianna Hatzigalanou: associate director
Siemen van der Weij: technical producer
Floriaan Ganzevoort: lighting designer
Marc Warning: scenographer
Simon Hendry: video and sound playout operator
Intermusica: project management
Disquiet Media: producer




Fernando Pessoa's magnum opus is brought to life through the music-theatre performance by the celebrated Dutch composer and director, Michel van der Aa.
Miltiadis Fiorentzis in the leading role and the Greek contemporary music group, Ergon Ensemble, under the baton of the experienced Kasper de Roo, interact with cinematic projections in a ground-breaking production in which song, electronic sounds, live music, images and the spoken word complement one another, filling the stage with Pessoa’s anguished literary and existential quests.


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