An important theme to which our Friends contribute is education with the aim of introducing children, young people and adults to the art form opera. In this way they pass on their love for opera to the next generation. In 2020, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet Fund contributed € 34,000 to the production of the children's opera Goud! by composer Leon Evers and librettist Flora Verbrugge. In 2012 they wrote this opera for Theater Sonnevanck.
Goud! became an international success and several opera houses in Europe put it on their repertoire. It was a great wish of director Sophie de Lint to bring this youth opera to Amsterdam and return it to the Netherlands. The production will be fully produced in 2020, but the scheduled performances were postponed due to the corona pandemic. The hope is to be able to present the production to the public in May 2021.