Amsterdam
Marina Abramović & the Stopera
From 10 May to 12 May 2024
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    Amsterdam is unforgettable. Only a few hundred kilometers from Paris, the Dutch capital seduces both those who discover it for the first time, and those who return, certain to find a charm, freedom and splendor that belong only to the beautiful Dutch city. Amsterdam is, of course, its canals, its marvelous gabled houses, its “gezellig” cafes or its unique way of life in its adorable neighborhoods. But far from being a museum city, “Dam” for its friends is astonishing in its cultural effervescence.

     

    During this stay, we invite you to visit two of the city’s artistic jewels: the Stedelijk Museum on a tour around the important retrospective dedicated to Marina Abramović, beacon of performance art, coupled with an evening at the Stopera (which has just been voted best opera company of the year 2023 by many specialized magazines). You will attend Puccini’s superb Triptych led by the pair Barrie Kosky (director) / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor).

     

    Experience reserved for a maximum of 10 participants

    Tête-à-tête with the work of Marina Abramovic
    The program
    L’Art de la Performance
    May 10, 2024
    Il Trittico, by G. Puccini
    May 11, 2024
    FRIDAY, MAY 10 – AMSTERDAM

    Free arrival in Amsterdam.

    Check-in at your hotel, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam from 3pm.

    Tea Time and introduction to Performance Art with your Expert Speaker.

    Private tour of Marina Abramović‘s exhibition, after public opening hours.

     

    Of course, there are the Rijks and Van Gogh Museums in Amsterdam, but the Stedelijk (“municipal”) is certainly one of the most inventive and dynamic museums in the Dutch capital. Among its collections are sublime works spanning more than a century of artistic creation. From the Amsterdam School, to functionalism, from the Bauhaus to De Stijl, to the CoBrA and pop-art movement, the institution also has pieces by the most important contemporary artists such as Cindy Sherman, Steve McQueen or Marlene Dumas.

     

    We invite you to enjoy a visit to the exceptional exhibition dedicated to Marina Abramović. In the company of our expert speaker, a specialist in the work of the Serbian artist, we will admire a retrospective covering more than half a century of production. With more than 60 works, including photographs, videos, sculptures, four iconic live performances, and two participatory works, the exhibition takes us from his beginnings in the former Yugoslavia to pioneering performances with his former partner Ulay to the works of his solo practice. Marina Abramović has been a leading figure in performance and body art since the 1970s. An early proponent of the use of the human body in performance, she constantly pushed her limits emotionally and physically, exposing herself to exhaustion, pain, and even the possibility of death.

     

    Dinner at the end of the visit.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    SATURDAY 11 MAY – AMSTERDAM

    Free day.

    At 7 p.m., at the Muziektheater, Nationale Opera & Ballet:

     

    IL TRITTICO, BY G. PUCCINI

     

    Opera in 3 acts

    Dutch National Opera Chorus

    Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

    Lorenzo Viotti: Conductor

    Barrie Kosky: Director

     

    – Il tabarro

     

    Michael Volle: Michele

    Joshua Guerrero: Luigi

    Mark Omvlee: Tinca

    Sam Carl: Talpa

    Leah Hawkins: Giorgetta

    Raehann Bryce-Davis: La Frugola

    Salvador Villanueva: A Lover

     

    – Suor Angelica

     

    Elena Stikhina: Sister Angélique

    Raehann Bryce-Davis: Princess

    Helena Rasker: The Abbess

    Polly Leech: The Zealous Sister

    Eva Kroon: The Young Mistress

    Juliana Grigoryan: Sister Genovieffa

    Inna Demenkova: Sister Osmina

    Sophia Hunt: Sister Dolcina

    Martina Myskohlid: The Nurse Sister

     

    – Gianni Schicchi

     

    Michael Volle, Gianni Schicchi

    Juliana Grigoryan: Lauretta

    Helena Rasker: Zita

    Joshua Guerrero: Rinuccio

    Mark Omvlee: Gherardo

    Sam Carl Betto: di Signa

    Scott Wilde: Simone

    Polly Leech: La Ciesca

    Inna Demenkova: Nella

    Georgiy Derbas-Richter: Marco

    Mark Kurmanbayev: Guccio

     

    What a poster! It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful director/conductor duo than the one offered here in Amsterdam. On the one hand, Barrie Kosky has established himself as the most inventive playwright of his generation, with his scathing readings in Berlin (where he is director of the Komische Oper), and on the other, Lorenzo Viotti, the current music director of the Amsterdam Opera whose musical readings (and Instagram account!) are causing panic in the operatic world. At the end of their Puccini cycle, the two men present the Triptych, a masterpiece by the Tuscan composer whose centenary of death is being celebrated in 2024. A triptych like three operas centred on terror (Il Tabarro), sadness (Suor Angelica) and laughter (Gianni Schicchi).  To top it all off, this huge evening will see the debut of the great German baritone Michael Volle in the roles of Michele (Il Tabarro) and Gianni Schicchi, as well as the return to Amsterdam of the impressive Russian soprano Elena Stikhina in the demanding role of Suor Angelica.

     

    The show ends around 10:45 p.m.

    Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    SUNDAY 12 MAY – AMSTERDAM

    Check-out from your hotel, at your convenience, before 12 noon.

    Free day and return

    YOUR ACCOMODATION
    SOFITEL LEGEND THE GRAND AMSTERDAM (*****) – 2 NIGHTS

    Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is an exceptional hotel located in the heart of the city, surrounded by two historic canals. The hotel offers five-star luxury, in a unique and sophisticated ambience, and a grandiose French-style décor. Many services will be offered, for example you can enjoy a relaxing break in the hotel’s SPA, or enjoy a dinner in one of the establishment’s restaurants, tea rooms and bars.

    PRICES
    PRICE PER PERSON

    Package in a double room: €3 150

    Package in a double room for single use: € 3 715

     

    The price of this trip includes: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam accommodation in a double room with breakfast for 2 nights • tourist tax • introductory lecture • tea time • private tour of the Marina Abramović exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum • transfers mentioned in the program • dinner on May 10th (drinks included) • The first category of the show • Repatriation assistance.

     

    Guided stay on site.

     

    The price of this trip does not include: transport to/from Amsterdam, lunches, dinner on May 11th, extras.

     

    Information about this trip
    In charge of the destination
    Chloé Lefevre
    Contact
    +33 1 43 59 10 14
    +33 6 08 73 76 53
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