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HUSH: Henry’s Dream Machine

Visual concert-performance

2022-02-19 11:00 2022-02-20 11:55 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: HUSH: Henry’s Dream Machine

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/25548

In-person event

After Bach and Miles Davis, it’s Henry Purcell’s turn to get a “makeover” from the renowned Zonzo children’s theatre company. Via a miniature version of a theatre straight out of the composer’s time, you’re invited on a wild and crazy journey through Baroque music and fantasies in a land of dreams and imagination! This project is the result of a joyous partnership between Quebec and...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
February 19 - 20, 2022

February 2022

  1. Feb 19 2022
    Saturday

    11:00am

    3:30pm

  2. Feb 20 2022
    Sunday

    11:00am

    3:00pm

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“The mechanics of wonder”
  • In-person event
  • Bilingual
  • Ages 6-12
  • ≈ 55 minutes · No intermission

North American Premiere

After Bach and Miles Davis, it’s Henry Purcell’s turn to get a “makeover” from the renowned Zonzo children’s theatre company. Via a miniature version of a theatre straight out of the composer’s time, you’re invited on a wild and crazy journey through Baroque music and fantasies in a land of dreams and imagination! This project is the result of a joyous partnership between Quebec and Flanders. 

Put on your finest silk stockings, board a ghost ship, crank up the wind machine and discover the bewitching world of HUSH, an off-the-wall concert-performance about Henry Purcell, the Shakespeare of English music! His most sublime compositions travel from the 17th  century to the present day thanks to the genius of an amazing lutenist/electric guitarist, a fiery accordionist and a simply divine soprano. 

But wait—there’s more to it than meets the eye! Strange characters in ruffled collars, mind-boggling sea creatures and lacy vegetation: the stage becomes a magical box that shifts and changes before your eyes. It’s like stepping into the pages of a fantastic pop-up book! 

Voted Best Young Audience Opera at the 2021 Young Audience Music Awards

Bilingual ● Ages 6 to 12

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video: HUSH - Henry’s dream machine | official trailer
HUSH - Henry’s dream machine | official trailer
video: HUSH & our BIG BANG ambassadors (English subtitles)
HUSH & our BIG BANG ambassadors (English subtitles)
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  • With Jan Van Outryve (lute), Benjamin Macke (accordion), Julie Calbete (soprano)
  • Musical arrangements Jan Van Outryve and Anne Niepold
  • Text Shakespeare, Dryden, Tate (adaptated by Mélanie Dumont and Wouter Van Looy)
  • Video Nele Fack
  • Sound Design Jo Thielemans
  • Costumes Johanna Trudzinski
  • Advice visual concept Marcelle Hudon
  • Advice set design Sascha Van Riel
  • Additional recordings Stijn Demeulenaere
  • Technical director Arthur De Vuyst
  • Produced by Zonzo Compagnie
  • Coproducers Les Festivals de Wallonie, Opéra de Lille, Concertgebouw Brugge and Het Laatste Bedrijf
  • With the support of La Maison qui Chante, Flanders, the Government of Quebec, and the European Union’s “Creative Europe” program.
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