The Project

The pride of Curaçao as Cleopatra in Amsterdam.
The flamboyant mezzo-soprano Tania Kross has for years been the musical face of the Caribbean island of Curaçao. Today she sings of the death of the no less flamboyant Egyptian queen Cleopatra, to the brilliant music of Berlioz. We can expect a dazzling performance in an arrangement by Thomas Beijer, accompanied by the Grammy-winning LUDWIG.

Beijer has also arranged Rachmaninoff’s symphonic poem The Isle of the Dead specially for the occasion, but that is really all we know about it so far.

The rest of the programme on Saturday 29 September is still a secret – even the musicians have no idea.


Only on Saturday 29 September: Surprise programme after the interval


Tania Kross mezzosoprano
Yu Lu conductor

Hector Berlioz, La mort de Cléopâtre (arranged by Thomas Beijer)

Sergei Rachmaninoff, The Isle of the Dead (arranged by Thomas Beijer)



Sun, September 30, 2018
Bijlmer Klassiek Amsterdam
Queen Tania - Bijlmer Klassiek
Sat, September 29, 2018
Muziekgebouw Amsterdam
Queen Tania - IJ-Salon