The Secret Diary of Nora Plain.
Song Cycle by Morris Kliphuis and Lucky Fonz III
performed by Nora Fischer, Ragazze Quartet and Remco Menting
The Secret Diary of Nora Plain tells the intimate story of a girl who tries to lead her own life in a world that encroaches on her further and further – into her most inner thoughts and feelings. A personal and heartbreaking narrative about the relations between society, privacy, paranoia and eroticism.
This song cycle, enveloped by the sultry sounds of a string quartet and the unpredictable rhythms of a jazz drummer, will be performed by the adventurous singer Nora Fischer, the Ragazze Quartet and Remco Menting. The lyrics were written by Dutch singer-songwriter Lucky Fonz III, the music by composer Morris Kliphuis.
The ensemble is inspired by the song cycles of Franz Schubert as well as by the Juliet Letters by Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet, in giving new life to this formula in a groundbreaking project with lyrics and music of our own time.
Nora Fischer, Ragazze Quartet, Remco Menting
Composition: Morris Kliphuis
Libretto: Lucky Fonz III
Enddirection Titus Tiel Groenstege
Lightdesign: Marc Warmerdam
Sounddesign: Koen Keevel
Styling: Patricia Lim
2 september, Into the Great Wide Open (try-out)
11 november, 14.00, November Music, Den Bosch (première) (UITVERKOCHT)
12 november, 11.30 – 18.00 November Music, Den Bosch (als onderdeel van de Kunstmuziekroute)
18 november, 20.00, Grote Kerk, Muiden
23 november, 20.15, Theater de Vest, Delft (helaas is dit concert gecanceld)
25 november, 20.15, Theater Cultura, Ede
1 december, 20.30, Kunstmin, Dordrecht
2 december, 20.15, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam
8 december, 20.30, De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda
14 december, 20.15, De Doelen, Rotterdam
15 december, 20.15, Flint, Amersfoort
29 april, 16.00, National Sawdust, New York
18 mei, 20.15 De Vereeniging, Nijmegen
22 mei, Operadagen, Rotterdam
15 – 24 juni, Oerol, Terschelling
21 juli, Wonderfeel, ‘s Graveland