Pierrot Lunaire

Holland Festival

Pierrot Lunaire

Marlene Monteiro Freitas / Klangforum Wien / Ingo Metzmacher


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Pierrot Lunaire
Marlene Monteiro Freitas / Klangforum Wien / Ingo Metzmacher
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Pierrot Lunaire in an exciting new stage setting.

Duration 1 hour 15 minutes, no interval
World premiere 16 June 2021 Vienna

A sad clown. With his pale face and tear on his cheek, the Pierrot character from the eighteenth century Italian commedia dell’arte was the counterpart to the cheerful clown. He has been a timeless source of inspiration for artists ever since. The choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas is known for her musical, whimsical and imaginative work. For her first adaptation of an existing piece of musical theatre, she chose Arnold Schönberg’s composition Pierrot Lunaire from 1912 about the moonstruck clown. Pierrot stumbles through a kaleidoscopic sonic landscape that holds the middle ground between speech and singing, intimacy and expressivity, and comedy and tragedy. Freitas adds modern elements to the famous, exuberant composition and turns it into an entirely unique visual adventure performed by Klangforum Wien with the singer Sofia Jernberg.


Like ITA, the Holland Festival adheres to the current corona measures, as drawn up by the RIVM and the Dutch government. As long as the coronavirus is not yet under control, testing can help to step by step make more possible. The national government wants to use testing for access in order to facilitate social activities in a safe way.

In concrete terms, this means that in order to gain access to the performances taking place at ITA during the Holland Festival, in addition to your admission ticket you must also be able to present a negative test result in the form of a QR code in the CoronaCheck app.

This works in the following way:

  • You make an appointment via 'Testen voor toegang' and get tested within 40 hours before the start of the performance.
  • You will receive an e-mail with the result of your test.
  • If you do not have Corona, you will receive the negative test result.
  • You can then use the app CoronaCheck to turn your test result into a test certificate.
  • This certificate takes the form of a QR code.
  • You have this QR code scanned at the entrance of ITA.

Please note: only test results that are scheduled via Testen voor toegang are accepted for access.

On the Testen voor toegang website you will find an extensive FAQ section.


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