An epic musical theatre performance in which we are taken on a musical journey through countries and cultures around the Black Sea and introduced to folk traditions of that region.
Festival Lieve Stad,
Run time to be announced
Genre Musical theatre
The story is based on Jules Verne's novel Kéraban the Inflexible (Kéraban-le-têtu), first published in 1883. It tells of Turkish tobacco merchant Keraban from Constantinople (Istanbul), who invites his Dutch business partner Van Mitten to dinner at his villa on the other side of the Bosphorus. Exactly on that day, the sultan's government decides that taxes will be levied on the crossing. Keraban, furious, decides to travel around the Black Sea to get to the other side, and takes Van Mitten along with him in this drastic decision. An adventurous journey follows, with a surprising ending!
A musical tale about a curse on a dowry, wife-smuggling, chases, a forced marriage to a noble beauty, a compliant guest who gets into a jam, and a host who struggles with his own rightness.
concept and music Selim Doğru
play, text and direction Kees Scholten
dramaturgy and lighting design Dirk Blom
singing Sinan Vural and Ezgi Köroğlu
performances reART Ensemble & reART World Music Choir
Keraban is a co-production of Het Volksoperahuis and reART Collective.
20 - 30 March
FESTIVAL LIEVE STAD,
Amsterdam is a city of many faces. Lieve Stad, – a celebration of theatre, art, and dialogue – reflects the dynamics of that metropolitan environment, in which the city itself is a source of inspiration. This festival, a collaboration between ITA and Meervaart, is about bringing people together, in the city, in the theatre, in society. How do we live together and what stories do all individuals and groups carry with them?