Ragazze Quartet
Ragazze Quartet plays both classical and modern string quartet repertoire: inspired and on the highest level. With attractive but unconventional programmes the quartet has come to be one of the most fresh and leading voices in the world of classical music.
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The Secret Diary of Nora Plain
About this programme
SAT 18 MAY, 14:30
Barbican, Londen / UK
About this programme
liedcyclus van Morris Kliphuis en Lucky Fonz III door Nora Fischer, Ragazze Quartet en 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.
Team
Performers
Nora Fischer, Ragazze Quartet, Remco Menting
Composition
Morris Kliphuis
Libretto
Lucky Fonz III
Director
Titus Tiel Groenestege
Light Design
Marc Warmerdam
Sound Design
Koen Keevel
Styling
Patricia Lim