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Het Lijflied (The Body Song) - an opera within the human body (2022) 55'  
family opera (age 6+) for 4 singers, ensemble and electronics
soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone
(bas)clarinet, cello, percussion
De Klacht van de Vrede (The Complaint of Piece) (2022) 60'  
for mixed choir, violin, organ and narrator
Koning Bowi (King Bowi) (2021) 50'  
music theatre play (age 4+) for 3 actors/singers and percussion
alto, tenor, baritone
O Vos Omnes (2020) 10'  
for mixed choir
Pueritia et senectus secundum Stultitiam (2019) 6'  
for solo voice (all voice types) and piano
Vier Liederen op teksten van Anneke Brassinga (2019) 12'  
for tenor and piano
Last night I dreamed a new composition (2017) 4'  
for female vocal quintet
Movements (2017) 8'  
for violoncello and piano
See the Wretched Strangers (2016/2017) 8'  
for mixed choir, vocal quartet, violoncello and piano
Microsonic (2016) 6'  
for three or more players and tape
Dutch Carnival (2016) 7'  
for chamber orchestra
Crossing Hands (2015) 3'  
for piano four hands
Berceuse Nr. 2 (2015) 4'  
for mixed choir
Ik Vertrek (2015) 60'  
chamber opera in three acts for three singers and ensemble
soprano, alto, baritone
flute, violoncello, harp, accordion and percussion
Being Arthur (2014) 75'  
music theatre work for four singers and ensemble
sopraan, alt, bariton, bas
trumpet, cello, piano and percussie
The occult beauty of the finite (2014) 13'  
for clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Sonata for 10 pedals (2014) 14'  
for harp, disklavier and live-elektronics
in collaboration with Robert van Heumen
A day in Macondo (2014) 12'  
for ensemble
2fl, cl, alt-sax, bar-sax, hrn, 2trbn, tpt, tuba, elec-gtr, bass-gtr, pno, perc
Eros (2013) 9'  
for mixed choir and harmonium
A Description of New Netherland (2013) 25'  
for mixed choir, solo baritone, vocal quartet, percussion quartet and keys
Romeo & Julia volgens de bode (2013) 75'  
music theatre work for four actors/singers and ensemble
flute, violoncello, synthesizer and drums
Contraste (2012) 5'  
for flute, bass clarinet and piano
Remote (2012) 18'  
for ensemble
picc, fl, sopranino-rec, vln, koto, perc, alt-sax, ten-sax, bar-sax, bass-cl, trbn, cb
Blazing a Trail (2011) 11'  
for chamber orchestra
Vernissage (2011) 7'  
for two clarinets and sound sculpture
Contraste (2011) 6'  
for piano
Shame! (2011) 15'  
for soprano, violin, recorder and percussion
De Weerwolf van Millingen (2010) 20'  
for ensemble and verteller
fl, ob, cl, fg, hrn, tpt, perc, 2vl, vla, vlc, cb
The Lamb (2010) 4'  
for mixed choir
Ode aan Cecilia (2010) 10'  
for mixed choir
Valentijn - een week te laat (2010) 3'  
for soprano, flute, violin and piano
Unutma Ki (2010) 5'  
for ud, three oboes and percussion
Broken Lines (2009) 7'30
for for ensemble
fl, cl, ob, mnd, gtr, hrp, pno, perc, vl, vla, vlc, cb
Te Deum (2008/2009) 6'30
for cello, organ and narrator
Contra turrim Trajectensem (2008) 8'  
for two voices and orchestra
Nineteen (2008) 13'  
for string quartet and percussion
Troubled Thoughts (2007) 4'  
for piano
Houtwerk (2007) 2'  
for marimba
Eine kleine Erleichterung (2007) 2'  
for piano
A rough draft of farming (2007) 4'  
for ensemble
fl, cl, 2vln, vla, vlc, perc
Berceuze (2007) 3'  
for mixed choir
Noise (2012) 4'  
for soprano, mezzo-soprano and percussion
Libro de las preguntas (2012) 18'  
for five singers and ensemble
sopr, mezzo-sopr, alto, tenor, baritone
2fl, bass-cl, alt-sax, bar-sax, hrn, 2trbn, tpt, tuba, elec-gtr, bass-gtr, pno, perc
Alles is nieuw (2008) 4'30
for baritone, piano, contrabass and percussion
Polichinelle (2006) 4'  
for soprano and marimba
Portret van een vrouw op 83-jarige leeftijd (2006) 6'50
for ensemble
2fl, cl, bass-cl, alt-sax, ten-sax, tpt, 2gtr, hrp, 2perc
Le Perturbateur (2005) 5'  
for clarinet, violin and cello
Overdrive (2005) 4'  
for violin and piano
Die Lüge (2005) 4'  
for soprano and horn
L'invitation au voyage (2004)
for baritone and piano
Fysica voor dichters (2004) 3'  
for baritone and piano
Live with me (2004) 4'  
for soprano and two violins
Répêchage (2004) 4'  
for three alto recorders
Trio Rythmique (2004) 5'  
for three alto recorders
Ode aan drie bomen (2003) 4'  
for oboe, violin and violoncello
De muis en de olifant (2002) 4'  
for piano, violoncello and trumpet
Cèze (2001) 4'  
for string quartet

agenda

upcoming performances

between 8 April and 25 November 2022 – various theaters in the country – Wende Snijders and NKK-NXT – The Wilderness – arrangements for choir – see for the complete playlist wende.nu
14 October 2022 – 19.45 lecture 20.30 concert Sint Janskerk Gouda – Capella Brabant, Pieter van Loenen and Arno van Wijk under Marc Versteeg – The Complaint of Piece for mixed choir, violin and organ
28 October 2022 – 19.45 lecture 20.30 concert Bergkerk Deventer – Capella Brabant, Pieter van Loenen and Arno van Wijk under Marc Versteeg – The Complaint of Piece for mixed choir, violin and organ
29 October 2022 – 19.45 lecture 20.30 concert Laurenskerk Rotterdam – Capella Brabant, Pieter van Loenen and Arno van Wijk under Marc Versteeg – The Complaint of Piece for mixed choir, violin and organ
4 November 2022 – 19.00 Munttheater Weert – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
5 November 2022 – 19.00 Perron 3 Rosmalen, November Music – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
6 November 2022 – 15.00 Perron 3 Rosmalen, November Music – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
13 November 2022 – 15.00 Cool kunst en cultuur Heerhugowaard – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
16 November 2022 – 19.00 Toon Hermans Theater Sittard – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
19 November 2022 – 15.00 Theater De Koornbeurs Franeker – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
20 November 2022 – 16.00 Singer Laren – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
23 November 2022 – 10.15 Studio Malpertuis Maastricht (private school performance) – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
23 November 2022 – 13.00 Studio Malpertuis Maastricht (private school performance) – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
24 November 2022 – 10.15 Studio Malpertuis Maastricht (private school performance) – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
24 November 2022 – 13.00 Studio Malpertuis Maastricht (private school performance) – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
25 November 2022 – 10.15 Studio Malpertuis Maastricht (private school performance) – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
25 November 2022 – 13.00 Studio Malpertuis Maastricht (private school performance) – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
25 November 2022 – 19.30 somewhere near a tree in the middle of nature – Music-Theatre Rood Mos and De Plaats Music-Theatre Choir – The sound of moonlight descending on the bare branches of the tree – for actor, several musicians and mixted choir (my function: conductor)
26 November 2022 – 19.30 somewhere near a tree in the middle of nature – Music-Theatre Rood Mos and De Plaats Music-Theatre Choir – The sound of moonlight descending on the bare branches of the tree – for actor, several musicians and mixted choir (my function: conductor)

27 November 2022 – 14.30 Leidse Schouwburg Leiden – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
4 December 2022 – 14.30 Stadstheater Arnhem – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
9 December 2022 – 19.00 Parkstad Limburg Theaters Kerkrade – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
10 December 2022 – 19.00 Theater Het Speelhuis Helmond – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
11 December 2022 – 14.00 De Meervaart Amsterdam – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
18 December 2022 – 14.00 Stadsschouwburg Utrecht – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
19 December 2022 – 10.00 Stadsschouwburg Utrecht (private school performance) – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
28 December 2022 – 16.00 CC Amstel Amsterdam – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
29 December 2022 – 14.00 CC Amstel Amsterdam – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
29 December 2022 – 16.00 CC Amstel Amsterdam – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
30 December 2022 – 14.00 CC Amstel Amsterdam – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
30 December 2022 – 16.00 CC Amstel Amsterdam – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
5 January 2023 – 14.00 't Zonnehuis Amsterdam – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
5 January 2023 – 16.00 't Zonnehuis Amsterdam – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
8 January 2023 – 14.00 't Zonnehuis Amsterdam – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
8 January 2023 – 16.00 't Zonnehuis Amsterdam – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
10 January 2023 – 11.00 't Zonnehuis Amsterdam (private school performance) – Opera Zuid in coproduction with Dutch National Opera and November Music – The Body Song - an opera within the human body – for four singers, clarinet, cello, percussion and electronics
25 January 2023 – Nijmegen – Chamber Choir Sequentus under Peter-Paul van Beekum – Berceuse Nr. 2 – for mixed choir

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biography

Lucas Wiegerink
Photo by Anna Perger

Lucas Wiegerink (Amsterdam, 1985) is a multi-facetted composer who draws inspiration from fine art, literature, history and science. Influences including early music, jazz and world music are apparent in his compositions, and he often integrates electronics into his works. Lucas harbours a great love of music-theatre, in which he strives to fully intertwine each of the different disciplines with each other.

He wrote the music-theatre work Being Arthur (2014) and the chamber opera I'm leaving (2015) for KASKO and the Dutch Touring Opera. For Theater Sonnevanck he composed the music for King Bowi (2021), which ended in the top 5 of the best youth performances of the season among both NRC and De Volkskrant newspapers. In 2022, his chamber opera Het Lijflied (The Body Song) - an opera within the human body - will be staged by Opera Zuid in co-production with Dutch National Opera and November Music. Lucas is composer of the house of music-theatre group De Plaats in Arnhem, for which he composed music for many productions.

Lucas's music has been performed at festivals at home and abroad, by ensembles such as the Nieuw Ensemble, the Dutch Chamber Choir, Ensemble Electra, the Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra, the Ricciotti Ensemble, Orkest De Ereprijs and The Choir of the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in New York City. The renowned pianist Severin von Eckardstein has also performed one of his works. He wrote the choral arrangements for the show De Wildernis (The Wilderness) by singer-songwriter Wende.

Lucas studied composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Roderik de Man, Martijn Padding, Diderik Wagenaar and Louis Andriessen, at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Richard Ayres and Willem Jeths and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York with Susan Botti. He has won prizes at competitions including the Princes Christina Composers Competition and the Henriëtte Bosmans Competition. Next to his activities as a composer, Lucas is also the conductor of De Plaats Music-Theatre Choir.

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