The Dutch National Ballet kicked off 2020 with a world premiere: Frida by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, a ballet inspired by the life story of Frida Kahlo, one of the most intriguing artists of the 20th century. In total, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet Fund was able to contribute € 300,000 to the production of the costumes and set for this production.
With productions such as Frida, Dutch National Ballet strives to keep innovating and investing in new work and new makers. Briton Peter Salem, known for his music for film and theater, composed the music, also using Mexican instruments. The Dutch internationally celebrated Dieuwke van Reij was responsible for the colorful set and costume designs. A special word of thanks goes to the Für Elise NO&B Fund and all donors who contributed to a successful donation campaign.