Added on 19-Aug-2006
The Netherlands is buzzing. Because Opera singer Karin te Cate and rock singer Robin van Beek from the Netherlands are performing the entire "rock opera" Barcelona from Freddie Mercury live in the Netherlands and abroad this year.The Netherlands is buzzing. Because Opera singer Karin te Cate and rock singer Robin van Beek from the Netherlands are performing the entire "rock opera" Barcelona from Freddie Mercury live in the Netherlands and abroad this year.
The new 'Freddie-rocksinger' in Barcelona is Robin van Beek from Holland, who replaces the Italian singer Salvo Bruno who first performed Barcelona with Ten Cate. A cd with their performance was released early this year but now Robin van Beek is taking over from Salvo Bruno and as far as we know he peforms the songs even better than Salvo Bruno.
Robin van Beek is a great singer and a real 'stage-animal'. You can listen to their voices on the Barcelona-demo they recorded. It's just a demo of course!
Like Karin ten Cate (Montserrat Caballé) he is a pupil of singing teacher Cathrine Sadolin from Copenhagen. Robin and Karin have their first night of Barcelona in...Kiev on September 22. They will be accompanied by the splendid 'Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra'. The new arrangement is made by the composer Martin Panteleev. This great Queenfan and violinist is also the conductor. You can visit his site on www.panteleev.de and the piano solo in Barcelona will be performed by Lida Kantcheva.
After Kiev the total crew travels to the Netherlands to give three concerts in Eindhoven to inaugurate the new theatre. There are a few tickets available for this concerts on September 29, 30 and October 1. Reservations: www.schouwburgeindhoven.nl or call 003140-2111122. October 2 they're in the big hall of The Amsterdam Concertgebouw, it has one of the best acoustics in the world.
We think it's the first time for a Freddie Mercury/Queen night but we have to ask Brian or the Queen Fanclub! You must of course be there if you are a real Queenfan! Tickets for this 'Happening' on www.concertgebouw.nl or tel. 003120-6718345.
The concertdates for this fall.
22 September 2006
With Robin van Beek and the Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra directed by Martin Panteleev.
29, 30 September and 1 October 2006
'Barcelona', Stadsschouwburg Eindhoven, Holland
Tickets: www.stadsschouwburgeindhoven.nl or tel. (0)40-2111122
2 October 2006
'Barcelona', Amsterdams Concertgebouw
Tickets (30 euro): www.concertgebouw.nl or tel. (0)20-6718345.