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Magdalene : a ballet opera

by Chloe Charody and Malcolm Rock (2010)

Also known as: In defence of beauty



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Magdalene : a ballet opera / ChloƩ Charody ; story and libretto by Malcolm Rock.

Library shelf no. 782.14/CHA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

'Magdalene', an opera ballet composed in collaboration with Malcolm Rock (libretto) and Remi Wortmeyer (choreography), tells the story of two soldiers on Calvary, at the foot of the cross, competing for the affections of the grieving Mary Magdalene.The ballet-opera was premiered 27th March 2011 by The Dutch National Opera at The Muziektheatre in Amsterdam, with its screen debut at The International Cindeans Film Festival in Amsterdam in 2011.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: Piano, violin, baritone.

Duration: 13 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by The Dutch National Ballet

First performance: by Dutch National Ballet — 27 Mar 11. Muziektheatre, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Magdalene, by Chloe Charody

Performances of this work

12 May 11: The Muziektheatre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

28 Mar 11: The Muziektheatre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

27 Mar 11: The Muziektheatre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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