Synopsis “In Viaggio”

“..In Viaggio” is a music theatre show  about the different faces of a journey:

adventure, migration, identity and the inner path .

It is a show  on the people one meets and the places one discovers; on what one is forced to abandon and leave behind,home, friends, family;  and on the path that  starting with a  journey leads to the most important destination: our soul, our true home.

Two people meet each other in a distant place while travelling. One is a woman,(western…not western? Where is she coming from? We will never know) she is running away from her country, her past is painful, and she is looking for shelter and emotional support; the other  is a western well-to-do  leisure traveller, and apparently his easy life is all about adventure and pleasure and no worries.

They start sharing their different stories, their past and their feelings every time they meet again. While being together  they start to feel at home and connected with each other. 

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“..In Viaggio”  (“ ..On a journey”)

“...New horizon… bittersweet nostalgia...secret corners of our soul...the many lights we seek, the many shadows we evoke...’’

A show about a and out  ourselves.

At some point the roles and the clichés are not that clear anymore: 

The emotional refugee, who has gained strength from surviving her ordeal, is able to become herself shelter for the man, whose unexpected confession reveals a deep struggle with his inner demons.

At the certain moment, (“cammina…..cammina” like a mantra) they will have to part for good enriched from each other.  They will learn from this experience that the most important destination is within them.

“In Viaggio” starts as a pilot project in the theatre Het Klooster in Woerden, NL, will go on a Dutch national tour in Amsterdam (première M-Lab) and will play in theatres across the nation in season 2010-2011. 

Artistic team

The show is performed with text ,poetry, classical music and folk music ,by an actor, a classical/folk singer , and a classical pianist/folk accordeonist.

Carla Regina                                 Concept, Text, Dramaturgy, Voice

Bert Wagenaar van Kreveld        Text, Dramaturgy, Acting

Nettie Krull                                      Piano, Accordeon

Musical  Repertoire

The music repertoire is chosen with the clear intent to accompany and underline the story, disregarding any continuity in a cross-over of style, period and language.

We walk from Schubert to cuban composers, from Gershwin to Mahler, from  blues to mediterranean folk, from  gospel to contemporary music, to resemble the idea of travelling and wandering from place to place, from people to other people, from language to language,from culture to culture.

Therefore the singing voice is used in different ways (classical, folk) ,and the pieces are specially arranged for the performance for piano with the help of additional solo instruments (accordeon)

A selection of the repertoire:

Klassiek: Canto negro - Xavier Montsalvatge; Seguidilla murciana - De Falla; Chanson hebraique - Maurice Ravel; Selve amiche - Antonio Caldara; Auf dem flusse - Frans Schubert; Ich bin der Welt - Gustav Mahler- It aint necessarily so-G. Gerswhin

Folk: Amara terra mia - Domenico Modugno; Tammurriata nera - trad folk south of Italy; Lacrime napulitane - trad. South Italia; Gracias alla vida - Violetta Parra; Black is the colour - spiritual traditional; Nature boy - Eden Ahbez.


The text is written by Carla Regina en Bert Wagenaar van Kreveld. The poetry is selected and written by Bert Wagenaar van Kreveld.

Why this show is first project of “Voice, Actually!”?

As an international collaboration, we want to adress the issue of origin. The issue of a multicultural society and the different backgrounds that meet eachother.

The cultural clashes, what we can share and learn from eachother, and the effects and consequences of all this path on our identity and mostly important , to our soul.

We address those issues with the tools that we have been given : sound, movements, words, notes. ART, that is.

These issues will appeal to an audience with different backgrounds.

An audience with different taste will be attracted to the crossover repertoire, the original art set up,  and the unique interaction between the different form of arts, sharing a common message:

People have always been moving from place to place, leaving things behind, and found new places ,a future with roots in the past.

We want to express this universal situation, and the universal feelings connected to it.

This is a story that we need to tell.

The inspiration comes from the people we meet here in the world, people of every kind, race, past and future. It comes from listening to their stories and trying to put them together in a performance, to experience with eyes, ears, hands, and with an open heart.