Felix Broede
Felix Broede


OLIVIA VERMEULEN at the Holland Festival

Before making her house debut at Zurich Opera House as Cherubino and then taking part in Vivaldi's Il Giustino at the Berlin State Opera at the beginning of the upcoming season, Olivia Vermeulen will be one of the soloists in Philippe Manoury's opera Kein Licht at Amsterdam's Muziekgebouw on 24, 25 and 26 June as part of this year's Holland Festival. Based on a text by the Austrian literature prize winner Elfriede Jelinek and staged by Nicolas Stemann, this "think play" premiered in 2011 addresses human life in the face of technology and the unconditional belief in its controllability. A mixture of acoustic and digital sounds, Kein Licht also explores and opens up new forms of music theatre.


Mélanie Boisvert, soprano
Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo-soprano
Christina Daletska, contralto
Lionel Peintre, baritone
Niels Bormann, Katharina Schubert, actors

based on texts of Elfriede Jelinek
Philippe Manoury, music
Nicolas Stemann, direction
Katrin Nottrodt, scenography
Philippe Manoury, live sound mix
Claudia Lehmann, videos
Marysol del Castillo, costumes
Thomas Goepper, computer music design Ircam
Rainer Casper, lights
Elsa Lamberg, corepetitor
Benjamin von Blomberg, dramaturgy

Julien Leroy, musical direction
United Instruments of Lucilin
Nederlands Kamerkoor


24 | 25 | 26 June 2022
Holland Festival | Muziekgebouw Amsterdam
Manoury: Kein Licht