Carmina Burana

La Fura dels Baus and philharmonie zuidnederland (ES/NL)

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August, there will be a spectacular open-air performance of ‘Carmina Burana’ during the Cultura Nova festival. The Spanish theatrical group La Fura dels Baus and the South Netherlands Philharmonic will be performing the masterpiece by the German composer Carl Orff (1895-1982) against the fairy-tale backdrop of the Beaujean silver sand quarry in Heerlen. The performance is the absolute highlight of Cultura Nova 2018.

‘Carmina Burana’, with its popular number ‘O Fortuna’, will be performed during Cultura Nova under the direction of Carlus Padrissa, the Catalan director of La Fura dels Baus. This Catalan group, which has performed at Cultura Nova several times before, produces multimedia shows that are physical, expressive, and confrontational. The renowned theatrical group made its breakthrough with the opening ceremony of the Barcelona Olympics and, later, touched the hearts of more than 150,000 members of the audience with its ‘Carmina Burana’. It is the first time that La Fura dels Baus will be performing this show in the Netherlands.

The Beaujean silver sand quarry forms the setting for this fantastic open-air spectacle. The Heerlen sand quarries, including that of Beaujean, play an important part in the city’s development. The Beaujean quarry is one of the IBA locations (Internationale Bau Ausstellung) in Parkstad Limburg. This area is being given a different, recreational purpose and will gradually be returned to nature and partly be opened to allow people to experience the former quarries. ‘Carmina Burana’ marks this transition. This location is therefore the ideal place for Parkstad Limburg Theaters and the Cultura Nova festival to present to the public an innovative version of a well-known work.

Click here for a quick impression of ‘Carmina Burana’ by La Fura dels Baus.

Ticket sales at the Theater Heerlen box office, and online: Tickets for Saturday 25 August or Tickets for Sunday 26 August.


You will be assigned a fixed seat if you choose “Rang 1, 2 or 3“.
Do you want a standing ticket on the side? Then you choose “Place” (15 euros).
Wheelchair seats can be booked by telephone on: +31455716607.