On Friday, May 30, international mezzo-soprano Tania Kross performed her show Opera-Revisited at Brakkeput Mei Mei.
Singer Tania Kross (Curaçao, 1976) belongs to one of the better mezzo-sopranos in the world. After her performances in Amsterdam, Paris, Salzburg, Vienna and New York, she is finally back on her own island for a performance. Her unique powerful voice brings many concert halls in turmoil.
Kross won the 2014 Radio4 price, released the new album ' Opera Revisited ', played throughout the Netherlands with her eponymous theatre show and got beautiful reviews.
We and the audience have really enjoyed her performance. WOW!
Beautiful classic hits such as 'Habanera',’ Seguidille’ and 'Chanson Bohemienne’ were followed by the new contemporary arias such as ' The golden Leaves ', ' Vivo and ' Mea Culpa'. And then after the break continuing in Papiamento with songs from the opera piece Slave & master, and as the icing on the cake the wonderful songs Chuchubi & Nenita. Just too much to mention here. The funny and instructive explanation of Tania Kross herself about her work and thoughts behind the music, made this experience even more personal and complete.
The album was so good, that it was sold out within 20 minutes.
Tania Kross: "I asked myself for quite a long time how I could reach the heart and soul of my own generation with classical music. Because the popular music of then, we now label as classical music. I wanted to create something new and thought; why don’t we give the well-known operas a twist? What would Carmen have sung if they had pulled the knife from José 's hands and had killed him right away or vice versa? I asked composers of popular music nowadays and even jazz composers to do this for me. I immediately thought of Huub van der Lubbe, Spinvis, Ruben Hein, Robert Jan Stips, Lucky Fonz, Marinus de Goederen, Marijn Kala, Martijn van Agt, Martin Fondse and Odilo Girod. I'm very proud of the end result, but for me an album not enough. My goal is to surprise, to move and to let people get to know classical music. A Kross over tour seemed to be the perfect idea. And now I'm here with a wonderful show with scenes from a love affair surrounded by music, dance, art and everyday worries. My goal is to make the public happy and I hope you find it as much fun as I do. Classical music is for everyone!’’
No Opera Fan? Time to Kross-over!