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A trip to the underworld as a celebration of Zeist’s 75-year-old opera association Poly Hymnia

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Cancan’s famous sounds of women throwing their legs in the air at the Moulin Rouge can also be heard today in Zeist’s Kunstenhuis de Werkschuit. Polyhymnia’s more than 30 singers are practicing hard for the festive performance. All texts are in Dutch. It was quite a job to give the work a modern twist: Director Machteld van Bronkhorst: “Offenbach is quite old-fashioned and it’s the French society humor of the time. We looked at what’s in those works, what’s always been there. Like MeToo for example, and we also added absurd things, like a group of workers weaving textiles all day.

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