Arnold Schalks, 2011, Rossini's geheime recept, I Solisti del Vento, Gioacchino Rossini, Luk De Bruyker, Ann De Prest, David Prins, Francis Pollet, Jookje Zweedijk, Evelien Van Camp, Nathalie Scheltiens, Fred Höppener-Petruk, Let Jodts, Alain Ongenaet, Jo Thielemans, I Solisti del Vento, Stadsschouwburg Mechelen, Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen, Veerensmederij Amersfoort, Posthuis Theater Heerenveen, Puurs, Menen, Almelo, Vlaamse Opera Gent, Rotterdamse Schouwburg

flyer (design: Krisfoff De Prins)

Rossini's secret recipe is a family show after 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' by Gioacchino Rossini, arranged for woodwind ensemble by Vincenzo Gambaro and with a Dutch libretto by David Prins. Rossini's secret recipe is a mix of instrumental music, spoken word, song and puppetry. It defies laws and ingrained theatrical conventions. Two story lines are set up separately, meet each other again during the show, and get playfully entangled.

the story

Anna would love to know how it works: making music with all his complex assets. She starts her journey, looking for answers to this question, when suddenly she ends up in a mysterious place where she meets an old Maestro. She befriends the old man, and together they devise a musical tale of love, excitement and sensation.



Sunday, April 28, 15 hr. / Stadsschouwburg, Mechelen (B)



Wednesday, January 4, 15 hr. / Vlaamse Opera, Antwerp (B)

Sunday, April 1, 15 hr. / Veerensmederij, Amersfoort (NL)

Friday, April 13, 19.15 hr. / Posthuis Theater, Heerenveen (NL)



Friday, November 4, 20 hr. / CC de Kollebloem, Puurs (B) / premiere

Wednesday, November 23, 14 & 16.30 hr. / CC de Steiger, Menen (B) / free admission

Saturday, November 26, 20.15 hr. / Theater Hof 88, Almelo (NL)

Sunday, December 18, 11 & 14 hr. / Vlaamse Opera, Gent (B)

Monday, December 19, 10 & 14 hr. / Vlaamse Opera, Gent (B)/ school show

Monday, December 26, 13.30 & 16 hr. / Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

Rossini's secret recipe is a production by I Solisti del Vento with an educational framework and support provided by Jeugd en Muziek Vlaanderen.