This large-scale ballet, featuring choreography by Ted Brandsen and a lavish score by Tarik O’Regan, was premiered in Amsterdam in 2016 and revived the following year and has subsequently been released on DVD. It tells the story of the remarkable life of one of the most iconic women of the early twentieth century.
Escaping an abusive relationship in the Dutch colonies, Margaretha Geertruida Zelle drew on the culture she had encountered there to reinvent herself as Mata Hari, enchanting audiences in Paris and beyond. However, she was soon to find herself caught up in Europe’s turbulent political situation as she became a pawn in a lethal web of espionage.
In the run-up to the premiere of Mata Hari, Dutch National Ballet created a five-part series which documented the creation of the ballet, from its music and choreography to costumes and stage design. More details.
All Things Common
A portrait album of recent choral music by Tarik O'Regan performed by Pacific Chorale and Salastina conducted by Robert Istad will be released on Yarlung Records in June. Read more and pre-order.