With his staging of Die ersten Menschen, Spanish theatre and opera director Calixto Bieito will make his debut with De Nationale Opera in a production tailored to the corona situation. Bieito became world renowned for his radical and moving interpretations of classical operas. His work is characterised by a strong physical, visual and confrontational theatrical language. Exploring the darkest sides of human desire, Bieito's productions go under the skin. With a cast of four top singers and stage personalities returning to DNO, this production promises to be a thrilling “Ausgrabung”.