Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Boekmanzaal
from € 15
In the heart of what was once the Jewish neighborhood, actor Harpert Michielsen and musician Erik van der Horst delve into the life and work of the remarkable alderman who changed thinking about art in the Netherlands forever.
May 15, 1940 The Netherlands surrendered and German troops occupied the country. In a bedroom in Amsterdam, the Jewish alderman Emanuel Boekman and his wife Jansje look at each other. They know the horrors ahead. A befriended physician has provided them with a toxic; they decide not to await their fate.
The audience gathers in the entrance hall of Dutch National Opera & Ballet, next to the box office. From this point the spectators will be guided to the performance location.
- Do you have difficulty walking?
The route to the performance location includes several stairways. If you have difficulty walking, you can certainly attend the performance, but please contact the box office (020-6255455) in advance so that we can take this into account.
Impressive, moved to tears. Everyone in the Netherlands should see this.
A wonderful. moving story and what a brilliant performance. A piece of historical awareness! I watched with incredible fascination. Chapeau!
What a wonderful and moving performance. Truly a MUST SEE!
Een magistraal stuk muziektheater.
Theater na de Dam
Every year 'Theater Na de Dam' approaches theater makers with the question whether they would like to make a new performance especially for 4 May. On the evening of the National Remembrance Day at 9 p.m., the artists are committed to giving this day extra meaning.
Groots tijdsdocument rond Joodse kunstpromotor.
Kippenvel dwars door het scherm heen.
Actor & textwriter
Original music (2021)
Actor and musician
Erik van der Horst
Michiel de Regt
Wout van Tongeren
Special thanks to
Boekmanstichting - Kenniscentrum voor kunst, cultuur en beleid