|* Breaking News * Kees Taal is in the studio right now to record his new album - E P I C -. The prerelease show will be on 1 september at the great outdoors location at the Westerkerk in Amsterdam. In anticipation of the new album this site is due to be updated coming weeks. Last year Kees Taal sang in, among other places, Russia, Portugal and Spain. We are thrilled to go on tour in China next year. Kees Taal has been seen on television in the U.S.A., Germany, Greece and of course, regularly on Dutch television. The combination of his lovely voice, perfect technique and challenging performance appeals to a wide and international audience.|
"Amsterdam Arena", The Heineken Music Hall, Paradiso and the Ahoy - venues where you can also expect to see the Rolling Stones and Tina Turner. With a great diversity of events, like pop festival Lowlands and the Millionaire Fair, Kees Taal has a reputation for quality and accessibility. That's why he is in great demand at high-profile events like the Flying Doctors Gala, the opening of the Bijenkorf in Maastricht and the opening of the American football season, where his remarkable contribution always enriches the event. No wonder he numbers lots of celebrities among his fans (and his pupils).
Red Carpet Event
Karin Bloemen, Monique Klemann, Janke Dekker, sopraan Wiebke Goetjes, Rob Pelzer (Rex, Romeo), Jerrel Houtsnee (Lion King), Jennifer van Brenk (Romeo, Beauty & the Beast), Peter Rip and the Mariachi-group Hotel A fine selection of Dutch artists excelling in opera, cabaret, pop music and musical theatre gave extra brilliance to this spectacular evening. An evening which was a showcase for the ideas of Kees Taal, and received plaudits from a wide- ranging and enthusiastic audience. The seamless and fast alternation of several kinds/genres of music with high quality and a surprising performance had the whole audience on the edge of their seats.
At the end of the middle ages the Italians revived the ancient Greek drama in song form. Opera was meant as a visual spectacle. For this reason the operatic aria is also highly suitable for creating an atmosphere, in a film, a commercial, a fashion show or at a football match. Kees Taal uses these elements to shape his Aria Clips. The emotion of the arias of Puccini or Verdi comes to life in a unique theatrical orchestration. Each aria is as sculptured as an MTV clip.
A duet with video, a dance with the audience, a theatrical orchestration in sound and vision, with which the listener also becomes witness and experiences a unique multimedia spectacle.