With A Manual Towards The Truth (Silbersee) from Brendan Faegre and Robin Coops. Three young men (Faegre, Coops and Jonathan Bonny) are each in a glass room, with some audio equipment and musical instruments. They wear particularly beautiful suits made of pop-art fabric, costumes designed by Martijn J. Kramp. Maze de Boer designed the decor...
Holland Opera director Joke Hoolboom uses their home port, the industrial Veerensmederij, extremely effectively. With mobile wrought-iron gates, swirling snow and a King clad in red on a balcony full of lampshades, even the fire escape gets meaning. The costume design (by Martijn J. Kramp) is also beautifully done. Moreover, recognizable themes from the ballet music of Tchaikovsky return at dramatic moments in the adaptation of music ...
A tremendous amount of work has been done to make this possible. Against a background of sea containers and a townscape sculpted in sand (set design by Eric Goossens) producer Wim Trompert shows people of today, dressed in timeless, slightly historicizing costume designs (by Martijn J. Kramp) in black, silver and grey. They remind one of the Eighty-Years War, or of the Second World War, or even of today.
The hundreds of costumes are dazzling in an atmospheric lighting design by Uri Rapaport...