AVEC ANSI


WELCOME TO MY PARLOUR, DEAR VISITOR!

Till January 27th 2019 I’ll be an occasional guest at THEATER BREMEN for the preparation of Berg’s LULU. Bonus: I get to conduct some scenic rehearsals so can really spend quality time with this fascinating score and the exceptional cast in Bremen.

My private Studio in Hannover is running smoothly and is appropriately furnished with a blonde (Nußbaum) Steinway.

WHERE TO FIND ME NOW:   In Bremen: stimulating LULU rehearsals in this city of the most charming Weihnachtsmarkt available.

 

 

This picture was taken by Heldentenor Erin Caves to celebrate the erupting Christmas spirit.

 

I conducted performances of THE RAKE’S PROGRESS at THEATER BASEL on the 18th, 22nd and 24th of June.The last performance was also my last day of being an employee at this theater. June 24th 2018 marked the end of 33 years spent under full-time contracts with opera houses.

Still looking for a literary agent for my book. The book, THE SILVER LINING, 26 portraits of Real Women / JEDER WOLKE FOLGT EIN SILBERSTREIF, was written in German and English. Daily READINGS from the book took place at the BRASWELL ARTS CENTRE During the Art Basel week from 11. – 16.06. Videos of the readings may be found on my Facebook page.

The beginning of the PROLOGUE: 

“This collection of  portraits of REAL WOMEN is my hommage and thanksgiving to all the PROUD BROADS* who have inspired me through the last five decades and kept my focus firmly on the silver lining – NO MATTER how many dark clouds threaten to suck the joy out of life.  From Day One my grandmother determined: every cloud has its silver lining.

These short vignettes (life sketches, vignettes/ word portraits) are Portraits of Events covering ground from Cape Town, South Africa to Basel, Switzerland  between MAY 1964 and May 2018 that PROUD BROADS*, experienced, wished, dreamed, grew out of the habit of and brought to the table.

*PROUD BROAD (German: VOLLWEIB) is a positive expression, in this context: a female being who daily discovers her femininity, expresses and defines it anew – with her iPhone in her bra and emancipation in the air.“

AUF DEUTSCH:

Vorwort

Diese Sammlung verschiedener Weiberporträts ist meine Hommage und Danksagung an ALLEN Vollweiber* die mich während der letzten 5 Dekaden dazu inspiriert haben, den Fokus fest auf den Silberstreifen zu haften – EGAL wie viele dunkle Wolken drohen, einem die Lebenslust auszusaugen. Schon meine Oma hat festgestellt: Jeder Wolke folgt ein Silberstreif

Diese kurzen Lebensausskizzen sind Porträts von Ereignissen,  die besagte Vollweiber über Wirkungsstätten von Kapstadt, Südafrika bis Basel, Schweiz von Mai 1964-Mai 2018 erlebt, erwünscht, erträumt, sich abgewöhnt und mitgebracht haben.

*Vollweib ist positiv gemeint = ein weibliches Wesen, das seine Femininität jeden Tag aufs Neue entdeckt, auslebt und neu definiert, auch mit iPhone an der Brust und Emanzipationsdruck in der Luft.

JEDER WOLKE FOLGT EIN SILBERSTREIF / TITELSEITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am still working on my collection of opera stories for children ANSI’S ANIMALS AT THE OPERA, auf Deutsch TIERISCHE OPERNMÄRCHEN AVEC ANSI. I have already read some of these stories to children at the KLANGBASEL Kinderkrippe. The stories are meant for children aged 3-110. I already have a possible cover picture for the book. This picture shows me with RICHARD, my assistant who assists in telling the stories.

ANSI + RICHARD

 

 

Diese Seite BLEIBT eine Baustelle.

This page will remain under construction till my 96th birthday.

You’ll find German, English and other languages floating around these pages as a direct reflection of my past, present and future adventures.

LET US REMAIN TOLERANT.

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2.05.2018

VERY IMPORTANT! –  at the moment my Blog is visible only on Safari, I still have a visualization problem on Google Chrome. A solution will come soon.

Thank you

 

The live stream of this concert can now be seen on my Facebook page.

 

Anti – Depressant Vlog 10! (At -5°)

 

Anti – Depressant Vlog 9 is online now!

 

New vlog recorded in VALENCIA:

LIEDPERFORMANCE  “ BÄSSER GEHT’S NICHT!” with the one and only MICHAEL LEIBUNDGUT / the live-stream can now be seen on my Facebook page.

Looking forward to DIE WALKÜRE in the Monkey Bar today at 21:00, starring Mona Somm, Andy Murphy, Bianca Gierok, Ingala Fortagne, Karl-Heinz Brandt, Kristina Stänke, Rodrigo Porras Garulo, Sofia Pavone und Anastasia Bickel.
https://www.theater-basel.ch/Spielplan/Wotan-trifft/ohVvYD2S/Pv4Ya/

Anti-depressant vlogging is making my Christmas preparations even MORE fun this year.
I hope you enjoy watching this one I made with a good friend last night as much as I did chattering about the silver lining currently featured around all my dark clouds..
WATCH IT HERE

7.-11. November: In Helsinki, assisting Sakari Oramo / Meyerbeer: L‘étoile du Nord

Well-kept secret: I am conducting my first LA TRAVIATA at THEATER BASEL on 6. November at 19:30. Further performances: 2.12.2017, 4. & 9. February 2018. If you try to find this information under my name on the theatre website you‘ll come up empty-handed. ALSO not to be found: WOTAN TRIFFT a mini RING DES NIBELUNGEN, to be completed this season: 13.01.2018 DIE WALKÜRE, 7-04.2018 SIEGFRIED & 19.05 GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG. The mobile website does not even list ENTREE AVEC ANSI, my musical introductions to operas. The first one on LUCIO SILLA will take place this Sunday, November 5th.

My brand NEW Vlog Avec Ansi:

The following spells may be safely used while driving. All consonants are to CRACKLE, SNORT & POP. Full blog to be read here: http://ansiverwey.de/an-ode-to-ineffi… / Dress by PUSSY DELUXE


DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN in 1 Stunde

 

CONTINUUM #4 with CARTA BLANCA DANCE

Summer holidays mostly spent in Kokkola, Finland assisting the great conductor SAKARI ORAMO for the Finnish premiere of Meyerbeer’s L’étoile du Nord

Ansi entführt den Ring:

Meine Kurzfassung von Wagners RING DES NIBELUNGEN findet an 3 Termine statt. Kleidung: Schwert, Helm und Ross sind keine Pflicht!

More infos here.

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26.05.2017: „Carta Blanca“ in SUD Basel.

An diesem Abend werde ich gemeinsam mit Jorge Garcia Perez & den Carta Blanca Tänzer, Bach und Wagner zu einem sehr interessanten Programm in SUD beisteuern.

More infos und Tickets here.

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Freitag, den 19.05, gibt es eine NEUAUSGABE von „WOTAN TRIFFT“ in der Monkey Bar:

More infos here.

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The new YouTube videos are now online and you can find the links here below or on the Avec Ansi offical YouTube page.

 

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Satyagraha for all consumers:

Ansi chats to the audience about the SATYAGRAHA production in Theater Basel.

 

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Wotan Trifft:

Karl-Heinz Brandt (Mime), Andy Murphy (Wanderer) and Ansi Verwey (Piano) in the basler MONKEY BAR on 9.02.2017. This evening is the first of a series WOTAN TRIFFT (Wotan meets.

 

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ORESTEIA Avec Ansi:

Explaining Xenakis‘ Oresteia to the audience before a performance in Basel, delivered on April 1st 2017, was NO JOKE, but I did get some laughs.

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Tristan und Isolde: the Valentine’s day special:

An excerpt of my solo show celebrating the ecstasy, trials and tribulations of love. Inspired by my Wagner addiction and dreaming of the eternal knight in shining armour.

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On December 26th I was one of the candidates on the SWR TV Show „Sag die Wahrheit“.

THIS LINK WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MEDIATHEK OF THE SWR. You’ll find me from around minute 25.

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LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Avec Ansi:

Avec Ansi „Einführungen“ to operas at the Theatre Basel in German only.

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NEW ON YOUTUBE:
Weihnachtsoratorium in half an hour, performed in Basel on 4.12.2016
Watch it here

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KRITIK zur DREIGROSCHENOPER in Zürich

 

NEW ON YOUTUBE:

The beginning of my 1-hour version of the BEGGAR’S OPERA / DREIGROSCHENOPER, performed in Zürich on October 26th

WATCH IT HERE

 

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GUINNESS WELTREKORD AKTION  13.-15. DEZEMBER 2003, HAPPY MEMORIES