Clair de lune – January 9th

The new Art Song Duo of soprano Dorine Mortelmans and pianist Barbara Baltussen presents the avant-premiere of their Clair de Lune – program through live streaming on the 9th of January 2021 at 20pm. The moon shall shine her light on Lieder and music for solo piano by Debussy, Poulenc and Fauré. Marieke van Hooff takes care of the presentation. 

A heartwarming moment at your home.

Tickets & streaming

Program & song texts

Teresa will be back …

Teresa will be back on the 27th of April 2021 at 20:00 on live stream and in the Jezuïetenkerk in Lier (Belgium)! Dorine Mortelmans will sing and perform the role of Teresa, accompanied on harpsichord by Frank Agsteribbe and on cello by Bernard Woltèche. Marieke van Hooff will talk you through the story.

Teresa Imer (1723-1797) or Teresa Cornelys or Madame de Pompeati or … was a strong woman. She was an international star soprano and the first female director of the Antwerp Operahouse. She organized masquerades, house concerts, parties, … in her Carlisle House in London. 

We see her during one of the last days of her life: sick, lonely and broke. Locked into prison by her plaintiffs. She looks back on a turbulent life. A life of abundance, celebrity, motherhood, casanova and and other lovers … along Venice, the Austrian Netherlands and London … along Vivaldi, Gluck, Haendel, J.S. Bach, …

A life full of drama.

Duo Mortelmans – Baltussen

Two weeks ago Dorine Mortelmans and Barbara Baltussen had the first rehearsals for their new Art Song Duo. Following the Duo is possible on Facebook @duomortelmansbaltussen. First concert in January 2021!

(UPDATE)

On January the 9th there will be a special live stream concert Clair de lune at 20:00. They will bring Lieder and music for solo piano from Debussy, Poulenc and Fauré. As the title suggests, it’s going to be a program in a mysterieus atmosphere that invites the audience to use their imagination … (Program & song texts)

This concert will be the ‘avant-première’ of the concert on Januari 16th at 12:00 and 13:15 in Kamermuziek ‘s-Hertogenbosch. – CANCELLED

Blumenstrauß is the title of their next concert on the 3th of April at 20:00 in Amuz (Antwerp), accessible for audience in person as well as on live stream. They will be treated with a bouquet of songs about flowers from R. Strauss, Webern and others.

Radio Klara – November

UPDATE The concert Zen en Engelengezang (October 4th 2020, Musica Divina – Festival van Vlaanderen, Sint Dimpna Geel) will be broadcasted on Radio Klara Live on November 18th (Klara.be). Air for Six sings wonderful songs and Nicolas De Troyer and Dorine Mortelmans bring O Domina Nostra – Gorecki, the ultimate meditation piece.

Guided meditation in Dutch:

Op het concert liet Dorine het stuk vooraf gaan door een gelijkaardige begeleide meditatie als deze. Het opzet daarvan is, om helemaal rustig te worden en in het moment te komen zodat je daarna nog intenser van deze fantastische muziek kan genieten…

foto © Senne Van Loock

Music and meditation

Tickets are available for Zen en engelengezang, a Musica Divina concert of Festival van Vlaanderen Kempen. The theme of the festival is Oxygen for the Soul. A theme to which Dorine can relate very well. She will guide a meditation as well as sing O Domina Nostra from Górecki with Nicolas De Troyer on organ on the 4th of October 2020 in Geel, Belgium. Air for Six, a new Belgian vocal sextet, will sing the second half of the concert. Recipe for a calming night.

“Krähe, wunderliches Tier”

Performances in Theater Bielefeld from 26.03.2020

Dorine Mortelmans as Krähe

“Szenische Reise zwischen Schubert und Tango”

“Verlassen worden zu sein, bringt – das haben wir alle schon mal irgendwie erlebt – eine ganz eigene Art von Schmerz hervor: Der wuchert erst, nistet sich dann ein und ernährt sich genauso von Erinnerungen, wie er sie verzerrt oder gar verweigert.

Franz Schuberts Winterreise gehört zu den beliebtesten Psychogrammen eines solchen Liebesverlustes – und zweifelsohne zu den schönsten. Der Wanderer, der so fremd in die Stadt gekommen war, wie er sie wieder verlässt, geht an der verlorenen Liebe wie an der zunehmenden Erkaltung der Welt zugrunde. Oder doch nicht? Was, wenn er dazu verurteilt ist, mit seinem Schmerz weiterleben zu müssen, die europäischen Winterlandschaften auf ewig durchziehen zu müssen? Der plagende, beharrliche Schmerz des Wanderers personifiziert sich in der Gestalt der Krähe, die ihn umkreist, verfolgt, heimsucht und nach all den ungezählten Jahren doch zu seinem einzigen Weggefährten geworden ist. Und so treibt es den Wanderer in eine gegensätzliche Welt, die ironisch kommentierende, glühende und leidenschaftliche Unterwelt des Tangos … “

“Teresa Imer, Life as a masquerade”

Teresa Imer (1723-1797) or Teresa Cornelys or Madame de Pompeati or … was a strong woman. She was an international star soprano and the first female director of the Antwerp Operahouse. She organized masquerades, house concerts, parties, … in her Carlisle House in London. 

We see her during one of the last days of her life: sick, lonely and broke. Locked into prison by her plaintiffs. She looks back on a turbulent life. A life of abundance, celebrity, motherhood, casanova and and other lovers … along Venice, the Austrian Netherlands and London … along Vivaldi, Gluck, Haendel, J.S. Bach, … A life full of masks.

Theater Tapissierspand, Antwerp

Want to get to know this woman? Wednesday January the 29th at 2:30 pm in Vleeshuis Antwerp is your chance! Dorine Mortelmans will sing and perform the role of Teresa, accompanied on harpsichord and fortepiano by Frank Agsteribbe and on cello by Bernard Woltèche. Marieke Van Hooff will talk you through the story.

About 2019-2020

© Senne Van Loock

Dear follower,

Season 2019-2020 is all about creation! I’m working on slightly unusual, new projects. Here’s already a taste of what’s to come. We will tell the story of Teresa Imer, a very enterprising baroque opera singer. There will be a project about a voyage in winter, where some things end and other things find new life. And a Lied recital about expectations. There is singing, acting, dancing, storytelling, baroque gestures, unknown composers, breathing, collaborations with very interesting artists,… More information follows!

Besides, I am taking an intensive yoga course which is very inspiring! And teaching of course. Charing my passion! 😉

Thank you for following me!

Best wishes,

Dorine