Inner Voice

Cora Burggraaf and the inner voice of Elsa Diepenbrock

icon-timevr 20 augustus 18:00-19:00


Inner Voice

Inner Voice is a musical portrayal of a woman who, for a long time, let her own voice grow silent. As the wife of the famous composer Alphons Diepenbrock, who was the constant centre of attention, Elsa Diepenbrock gradually fell silent. Despite helping other people find their voice as a stammer specialist and being able to easily address large groups of people in three languages, her own voice faltered. Little by little, fearlessness turned into timidness.

To Elsa, music was life, so she would sing in her head. Cora Burggraaf dives into her world and lends Elsa her voice. Their voices complement each other. Inner Voice is a tale of recognition.

As you walk through Ecokathedraal, you listen to Elsa’s musical and personal world through headphones. The use of binaural sound techniques makes it seem as if the voices and music are inside your head. This allows you to almost physically experience the inner worlds of Elsa and Cora, and hopefully also your own. But make no mistake: at some point, this inner voice becomes an outer voice, very much alive …

Artists and performers

Cora Burggraaf, mezzosopraan
Hans Eijsackers, piano


Music from Alphons Diepenbrock, Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner, Anna Cramer, Georges Bizet and others. Based on Cécile en Elsa, strijdbare freules written by Elisabeth Leijnse.


€ 17.50
€ 8.75 (young people aged 16-30)
€ 2.50 (children aged 4-15)

Prices excluding € 2.50 service and transaction costs per order.


Cora Burggraaf as creator
Mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf presents herself with the concert performance Inner Voice not only as a singer but also as a creator. In doing so, she is looking for ways to renew the art of song and thus touch a new and wider audience.

The performance is part of a two-year development process in which Cora is accompanied by Oranjewoud Festival in her new-makership. Made possible by the Performing Arts Fund.