Welcome to the website of Annechien Koerselman

stage director and playwright in Drama, Music Theatre & Opera

Annechien Koerselman (1976) graduated at the Academy of Dramatic Arts Maastricht, specialization stage direction.

Since she has worked as a stage director in Drama, Music Theatre and Opera in the Netherlands and abroad.

Furthermore, she writes scripts, adapts novels for the stage and translates plays.

Sometimes she also designs the light and/or set and/or costumes and/or video for the performances she stages.

With some regularity Annechien is also providing various organizations artistic and productional advice, commissioned by them

she writes applications for cultural subvention and is working as a dramaturge at several (music)theatre- and dance productions.

Last of all, she teaches as freelance drama teacher within her workingfield.

Currently

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  • THANK YOU, WAYNE

  • The (new) Story of the Soldier

    Photography © Jeroen Snijders & Hélène van Domburg

    CREW

    Composition: Igor Strawinsky

    Text, Stage direction & Musical dramaturgy: Annechien Koerselman

    Conductor: Wim Steinmann

    Set- & Costumedesign: Tatyana van Walsum

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman

    Add. composition participating song: Toek Numan

    Producer: Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest icw Gergiev Festival, Rotterdam


     

    premiere September 14, 2014 De Doelen, Rotterdam

    CAST

    Actor: Jeroen van Venrooij

    Musicians Domestica Rotterdam: Remko de Jager (trombone), Simon Wierenga (trumpet), Hans Wisse (bassoon), Romke Wymenga (clarinet), Laurens van Vliet (violin), Harke Wiersma (double base), Ronald Ent (percussion)

  • THE BRASSGANG

  • The Brassgang

    Photography © Anja Koehler & Sebastien Grébille

    CREW

    Idea, Concept, Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Set- & Costumedesign: Nina Ball

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman & Nina Ball

    Stage manager, Assistant-director: Clara Schürle

    Producer: Sonus Brass, Götziss (Austria)


     

    premiere March 25, 2017 Philharmonie Luxembourg

    CAST

    Trumpet, Actor: Stefan Dünser

    Trumpet, Actor: Attila Krako

    Horn, Actor: Andreas Schuchter

    Trombone, Actor: Wolfgang Bilgeri

    Tuba, Actor: Harald Schele

  • The Firebird

    Photography © The Canalfestival

    CREW

    Stage direction, Text & Musicdramaturgy: Annechien Koerselman

    Costumedesign & Props: Jookje Zweedijk

    Lightdesign & technics:Annechien Koerselman

    Arranger: Kjell Hählen

    Producer: The Canalfestival i.c.w. NedPho Go!, Amsterdam


     

    premiere August 22, 2009 Sint Jacob, Amsterdam

    CAST

    Actor: Joost Claes

    Windquintet NedPho: Levke Hollmer (flute), Aisling Casay (oboe), Fred Molenaar (horn), Leon Bosch (clarinet), Birgit Strahl (bassoon)

  • THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION

  • The Nightingale

    Photography © Claus Langer

    CREW

    Composition: Ugis Praulins

    Text: Elke Hoffmann

    Conductor: Nicolas Fink

    Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Costumedesign: Melissa Müller

    Props: Barbara Cibis

    Setdesign: Kristina Stasch

    Lightdesign: Ingo Jaunich & Annechien Koerselman

    Editor KiRaKa: Dorothee Wepler

    WDR Musiceducation: Mirjam von Jarzebowski

    Producer: West Deutscher Rundfunk Cologne


     

    premiere October 21, 2017 WDR Rundfunkhaus Cologne

    CAST

    Nightingale: Tabea Debus, recorder

    Steward: Folker Banik

    Professor Plem/Emperor: Peter Saurbier, Moderator

    Kitchen Maid/Mrs. Nina: Nina Heuser, Moderator

    Royal Household: WDR Rundfunkchor Köln

    Piano: Yoshiko Hashimoto

  • The Planets / Planeterna

    Photography © Alfonso Salgueiro Lora (The Planets)/ Nina Ball (Planeterna)

    CREW

    Philharmonie Luxembourg

    Composer: Gustav Holst

    Concept, Text, Stage direction & Musical dramaturgy: Annechien Koerselman

    Conductor: Christian Vásquez

    Set- & Costumedesign: Nina Ball

    Videodesign: Urbi et Orbi (Maaike Engels & Thomas Bouvy)

    Lightdesign: Nina Ball, Annechien Koerselman & Frank Reinard

    Theatereducation: Gilles Seyler & Jill Christophe

    Organisation: Philharmonie Luxembourg


    Konzerthuset Stockholm

    Concept, Text & Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Conductor: Dalia Stasevska

    Set- & Costume design: Nina Ball

    Lightdesign: Joen Beckeld, Nina Ball, Annechien Koerselman

    Translation: Anna Rottier

    Organisation: Konserthuset Stockholm in co-production with Philharmonie Luxembourg


     

    Premiere December 12, 2015, Philharmonie Luxembourg

    Premiere February 07, 2017, Konserthuset Stockholm

    CAST

    Philharmonie Luxembourg

    Actress (Luna): Annalena Loretta Müller

    Extra's (Luna her online Friends: Carolin Everard, Catherine Giuliani, Isolde Motro, Lina Peller, Anna Schneider

    Orchestra: Orchestra Philharmonique du Luxembourg


    Konzerthuset Stockholm

    Actress (Luna): Philomène Grandin

    Extra's (Luna her online Friends: Jenne Jernberg Ralphsson, Linnea Gillberg, Maria Bergenfalk, Vilma Kollberg, Aurora Gardler

    Orchestra: Kungliga Filharmonikerna

  • THE SECRET BOOK OF CAIONI

  • The Secret Book of Caioni

    Photography © Claudia Hansen

     

    CREW

    Concept & Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Video-design: Jaromir Mulders / Videoconcept: Annechien Koerselman

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman

    Organisation: Ensemble Black Pencil Almere (NL)


     

    premiere February 13, 2023, De Kunstlinie, Almere (NL)

     

    CAST

    Ensemble Black Pencil:

    Recorder, Performance: Jorge Isaac

    Pan flute, Performance: Matthijs Koene

    Viola, Performance: Esra Pehlivanli

    Accordion, Performance: Marko Kassl

    Percussion, Performance: Enric Montfort

  • THE SNOWMAN

  • The Snowman

    Photography © Tobias Hase & Screenshots

     

    CREW

    Composition: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Scenario: Annechien Koerselman

    Conductor: Gabriel Venzago

    Concept & Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Set- & Costumedesign: Annett Lausberg

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman

    Make-up: Lena Jaeger

    Musical education department: Lena Jaeger

    Organisation: Münchner Philharmoniker Munich (DE)


     

    premiere December 21, 2022, Isarphilharmonie Munich (DE)

     

    CAST

    Actors: Florian Hackspiel (Pierrrot), Thekla Hartmann (Colombina), Béla Bufe (Pantalone)

    Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker Munich

     

  • THE SOMEWHAT DIFFERANDRÉNT CARNIVAL CONCERT

  • The somewhat differandrént Carnival Concert

    Photography © WDR (Livestream)

    CREW

    Conductor: Rasmus Baumann

    Text: Simone Höft & Natascha Breuers

    Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Televisieregie: Daniel Harbecke

    Set design: Anja Dublanka

    Props: Barbara Cibis

    Costumes: Melissa Müller

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman i.c.w. Martin Cohaus

    Sound: Tobias Nievelstein

    WDR Music Education & editorial office: Mirjam von Jarzebowski

    Organisation: West Deutscher Rundfunk Cologne


     

    premiere February 14, 2021, WDR Rundfunkhaus Cologne (DE)

    CAST

    Moderation: André Gatzke & Carsten Haffke as Dackl

    Singers: Mirko Bäumer (Bläck Föös), Bastian Campmann (Kasalla)

    Orchestra: WDR Funkhausorchestra

     

  • THE SOUND ON THE TRACK

  • THE TOY REVOLT

  • The Toy Revolt

    Screenshots © KölnMusik

     

    CREW

    Composer: György Ligeti

    Conductor: Yorgos Ziavras

    Concept, Script & Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Setdesign & Props: Annechien Koerselman\

    Costumedesign: Annechien Koerselman i.s.m. Theresa de Luca

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman

    Make-up: Theresa de Luca

    Producer & Music education: Theresa de Luca

    Organisation: Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne (DE)

     


     

    premiere May 28, 2023, Kölner Philharmonie Cologne (DE)

     

    CAST

    Soprano: Lisa Fornhammar (Monchichi the stuffed animal)

    Mezzo-soprano: Verena Tönjes (Pintel a doll)

    Baritone: Fabian Hemmelmann (The Soldier)

    Extra's: Nora Beisel & Bente Obrikat (The Toy Monster)

    Ensemble Musikfabrik: Helen Bledsoe (Flute), Ales Klancar (Trumpet), Christine Chapman (Horn), Hannah Weirich (Violin), Dirk Wietheger (Cello), Florentin Ginot (Double base), Benjamin Kobler (Piano), Laura Alvarez (Cembalo, Celesta), Dirk Rothbrust (Percussion)

     

  • THE UNICORN, THE GORGON & THE MANTICORE

  • The Unicorn, The Gorgon & The Manticore

    Photography © Boy Hazes

     

    CREW

    Composition & Libretto: Gian Carlo Menotti

    Conductor: Anthony Zielhorst

    Concept & Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Realisation Costumes & Props: Janneke Tangelder & Renee Heeringa

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman

    Producer: Georg Bröring, Irene Elich, Ewald de Wilde de Ligny

    Graphical design: Boy Hazes

    Organisation: Het Nederlands Zangtheater Amsterdam


     

    premiere May 20, 2022, Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis, Amsterdam

     

    CAST

    Choir: Het Nederlands Zangtheater:

    Sopranos: Marja Beuk, Adelheid Brouwer, Mecheline Draafsel, Karin Nijenhuis, Alice Ruijzenaars, Carla Schaaij, Janneke Tangelder

    Altos: Maria Boschman, Yvonne Drost, Renee Heeringa, Bernadette Houdijk, Christelle van der Meer, Marijke Spronk, Annemiek Vos

    Tenors: Georg Bröring, Jos Marcus, Ron Roozendaal, Hans School, Wilbert te Velde

    Basses: Tejo van Gaalen, Willem Pool, Peter Staats, Ewald de Wilde de Ligny

    Piano: Ruud Zielhorst

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