“I want love, love, love.” The desire of the mythical Ulysses and the desire of the legendary Anaïs Nin. Dutch director Jorinde Keesmaat brings in a U.S. premiere of two distinctive works by Louis Andriessen together in one direction. The rarely performed Odysseus’ Women (1995) for four female voices and synthesizer and the famous Anaïs Nin (2010). Conducted by Neal Goren, we set the story of the colossal figures as we investigate the relationship between archetypal societal patterns and the extraordinary will of the individual. Andriessen’s fascination with prominent women in history form the basis of the two compositions. An encounter between two worlds, a confrontation.
Anais Nin: Augusta Caso
Voice 1: Maggie Finnegan
Voice 2: Sharin Apostolu
Voice 3: Hilary Ginther
Voice 4: Nicole Mitchell
Director: Jorinde Keesmaat
Conductor: Neal Goren
Synthesizer / Piano: Jerome Tan
Ascon de Nijs: Set and Costume Design
Jurjen Alkema: Video Design
Bruce Steinberg: Lighting Design
Koen Bollen: Dramaturg
Opera programming at NS is supported in part by a generous gift from Alberto Cribiore.