24 APRIL 2022 – TROPENLIEFDE

In the tropical forest and savannah of Suriname, compelling melodies, trilling arias and choruses resound. Tropenliefde tells the story of Erato and Viridis, their parents Kyryi and Faunus and the tribes to which they belong, the Wajana and the Akoerio. Vic De Wachter tells of the time-tested love that seeks to transcend cultures and conflicts. The soloists are soprano Tineke Van Ingelgem, baritone Kris Belligh, mezzo-soprano Esther Kuiper and tenor Yves Saelens. The opera was written by Raf Vandermeulen on a libretto by Hugo Van Geet and was directed by Tom Goossens.

Together with the project choir of Cantoribus VZW

Raf Vandermeulen: composer
Benjamin Haemhouts: conductor
Casco Phil: orchestra
Hugo Van Geet: libretto and promotor
Tom Goossens: director
Vic De Wachter: narrator
Tineke Van Ingelgem (Erato): soprano and director
Kris Belligh (Viridis): bariton
Yves Saelens (Faunus): tenor
Esther Kuiper (Kyryi): mezzosoprano
Vocaal Ensemble: choir

24/04/2022: Antwerp, Koningin Elisabethzaal – 16.00u