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Tickets £18 (£15 concession)

Lex Bohlmeijer / Mayra Santos-Febres texts
Manoj Kamps musical director
Jean Lacornerie direction
Miwa Matreyek scenography
Peter Quasters light design
Lieve Pynoo costume design
Claron Mcfadden / Naomi Beeldens vocals
Monica Gil Giraldo electronics / sound design

Hermesensemble

Hilda Paredes Harriet UK Premiere

Flemish theatre group Muziektheater Transparant present Harriet, a monodrama depicting the life and impact of 19th century abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Having escaped her life as a slave, Tubman devoted herself to saving others through the Underground Railroad – a system of safe routes used to break out slaves and help them reach the free states. Composed and conceived by internationally celebrated composer Hilda Paredes, this ambitious and powerful narrative details Tubman’s journey from captivity into activism, depicting both the suffering she endured and the spiritual experiences that spurred her onward.

Production: Muziektheater Transparant

Co-production: HERMESensemble, Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse, Festival Internacional Cervantino, hcmf//, Operadagen Rotterdam, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ and CIRM, Centre National de Création Musicale

Composition commissioned by Festival Internacional Cervantino, Muziekgebouw aanIJ and Muziektheater Transparant

With the support of Ammodo, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico (FONCA), The Composers’ Fund, a PRS for Music Foundation initiative in collaboration with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Dutch Performing Arts

This event will finish at approximately 8:30pm.

Photo: Harriet Tubman © H.B. Lindsley-Library of Congress.jpg

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