MIROIR DE PEINE ET D’AMOUR
(MIRROR OF SUFFERING AND LOVE)
A theatrical concert around Hendrik Andriessen’s Miroir de peine and the life of the writer of these poems: Henri Ghéon. In these texts, Ghéon places himself in the shoes of Virgin Mary, he relates to the suffering of the Mother. Cora Burggraaf, in turn, places herself in the shoes of Ghéon and his search. She tells the story of the special connection Ghéon with his own mother, and intertwines music and text.
The press wrote: ‘It’s a beautiful intimate tale, that Burggraaf manages to share with a lot of feeling and imagery.’
Premiere: Aug 2018, Festival Boulevard, Den Bosch
Concept, text, singing: Cora Burggraaf
Harmonium: Annelies Focquart
BLOOT ZIJN EN BEGINNEN
(BARING ALL, AND BEGIN)
A narrative-concert around the book ‘De wonderen van de heilbot’ by the wonderful writer Oek de Jong. In these diary fragments, read by narrator Lex Bohlmeijer, Oek de Jong describes among other things, the creative process. He depicts what you can go through when you try to make something, with words, notes, clay, or of life.
It describes the search, but also the feel of euforia when you succeed. For this concert Cora Burggraaf assembled a cycle of songs, chosen from the whole spectrum of the song repertory. All the steps in the creative process are accompanied by song, with Ed Spanjaard behind the piano.
The press wrote: ‘Versatile and captivating. Burggraaf’s voice – supple, with a beautiful dark resonating sound – is compelling.’
Texts: Oek de Jong
Concept, script and singing: Cora Burggraaf
Narrator: Lex Bohlmeijer
Piano: Ed Spanjaard
THE ROARING TWENTIES
– also available on CD –
A dazzling programme with Reed Quintet CALEFAX, in which music, theater and show intertwine! The effervescent years of the 1920’s come to life with music by Kurt Weill, Ravel and Gershwin, among others.
A trailer of this show is found on the listen&watch-page.
The press wrote: ‘The five woodwind players bring the Roaring Twenties to life with mezzo soprano Cora Burggraaf – and she is fenomenally convicing.’
The Times: Calefax and Cora Burggraaf at the Wigmore Hall: *****
Director: Dagmar Slagmolen
Acting, singing: Cora Burggraaf
Reed quintet CALEFAX
DIE SIEBEN TODSÜNDEN
(THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS)
The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill, in combination with new texts about what we regard as the sins of our time, by writers such as Griet op de Beeck, Bas Heijne and Paulien Cornelisse. A production of the Delft Chamber Music Festival.
In collaboration with Liza Ferschtman and Delft Chamber Music Festival.
The press wrote: ‘The singing of Cora Burggraaf was impressive. With a steady voice, clear diction and meaningful accents, she portrayed a convincing Anna.’
Director: Pepijn Cladder
Set design: Ingrid Govers
Singers: Matthijs vd Woerd, Jan Willem Schaafsma, Georgi Sztojanov, Dennis Wilgenhof, Cora Burggraaf
Dancer: Heather Ware
With the Dutch Youth Orchestra conducted by Bas Wiegers