LOD muziektheater / Gorges Ocloo - ‘Moby Dick, at last Queequeg speaks’
© Gorges Ocloo
Tue 17.03 - Fri 20.03
10x10

LOD muziektheater / Gorges Ocloo

'Moby Dick, at last Queequeg speaks' (première)
Tue 17.03
-
Fri 20.03
  • Tue 17.03
    20:00 - 22:00
    LOD Studio
  • Wed 18.03
    20:00 - 22:00
    LOD Studio
  • Thu 19.03
    20:00 - 22:00
    LOD Studio
  • Fri 20.03
    20:00 - 22:00
    LOD Studio

A jazzy opera by Josse De Pauw & soprano Raehann Bryce Davis

Director Gorges Ocloo (Ghana) has long held a fascination for ‘Moby Dick’. When he saw the picture of an eleven-year-old girl drifting lifeless in the Mediterranean Sea, the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. Did this little girl know about the danger of her journey before boarding the boat that was supposed to guide her to safety? Ocloo similarly wondered whether Queequeg, the young sailor from ‘Moby Dick’, knew the peril captain Ahab would put his crew through.

Ocloo called on Nigerian writer Ben Okri to pen this adaptation of the literary classic. He reworked Melville’s text into a magical-realistic story about the gap between the rich and the poor, between power and impotence. The story is set after the ship has sunk. Ahab and Queequeg exchange their thoughts for the first time. This version of ‘Moby Dick’ is a jazzy opera, swinging and energetic, about the need for better communication in our polarising society.

Part of
10X10 2019-2020
© Gorges Ocloo

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tue 17.03 - fri 20.03 - 20:00 LOD Studio
€10 / 10 / 10 / 8
 

in Dutch with Dutch surtitles

Credits

concept & direction Gorges Ocloo - composition Dominique Pauwels - adaptation libretto Ben Okri - based on the novel by Herman Melville - with Josse De Pauw - mezzo soprano Raehann Bryce Davis - music Toon Callier - production LOD muziektheater - in coproduction with C-TAK, deSingel (Antwerp), d e t h e a t e r m a k e r (Antwerpen), CC De Grote Post (Ostend) - with the support of the Tax Shelter policy of the Belgian federal government

in collaboration with LOD muziekheater & Africalia

      

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