Carmina Burana

Carl Orff
  • Tue 21 Nov ’23
    doors open
    Grote Zaal

Conductor Raymond Janssen, together with the International Symphony Orchestra from Lviv, Ukraine and the national choir of Ukraine 'Dumka', are signing for a grand performance of the 'Carmina Burana'. In 2019, 2021 & 2022, this concert series drew full houses and broke all records. It is not for nothing that the Carmina Burana - partly thanks to the world famous 'O Fortuna' - is one of the most popular pieces of music in the world. More than 130 musicians performed composer Carl Orff's musical masterpiece, and the public interest was massive. Due to the great success and popularity of this production, there will be one more tour through the Netherlands in November 2023. Don't miss this opportunity to experience this impressive music spectacle!

Enjoy every moment that brings happiness. This message is the central theme of the 'Carmina Burana', a musical masterpiece by composer Carl Orff. In the 13th century, itinerant monks and students - in reaction to the strict and pious ideals of the church - sang about the enjoyment of love, drink and the life of a vagabond. Orff used their Latin and German lyrics as the basis of his 'Carmina Burana' and was inspired by various musical sources. The result is a powerful and rousing piece of music full of propulsive rhythms. Partly thanks to the exceptional choral and orchestral line-up, this makes every performance an intense experience. The most famous piece from the Carmina Burana is without a doubt 'O Fortuna'. It has reached iconic status in 2023 and has been used in dozens of commercials, as the basis for contemporary hits and was used in films such as Excalibur and The Doors. Conductor Raymond Janssen presents an overwhelming version of this spectacular number during his performance of the Carmina Burana, which immediately forms the highlight of the concert. The character of the music - majestic and imposing - ensures an unforgettable afternoon or evening.


Orff Carmina Burana


International Symphony Orchestra (Lviv) | Nationaal Koor van Oekraïne 'Dumka' | Raymond Janssen dirigent | Veronica Anușca sopraan | Valentin Roceveanu tenor | Iordache Basilic bariton | Eugene Kruk viool