March 2020


Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Anna Drijver en Eva-Maria Westbroek

In the satirical music theatre piece Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins, star soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and renowned actress Anna Drijver embody two sides of the same young woman. In seven American cities, they come into contact with the seven deadly sins. Direction is in the hands of stage director and former director of the Noord Nederlands Toneel Ola Mafaalani (1968). During the performance, designer André Joosten (1954) will make a live painting inspired by the story by Bertolt Brecht.



Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes -The Seven Deadly Sins

Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht

German composer Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and German writer Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) found each other in their social engagement and made razor-sharp socially critical operas such as Die Dreigroschenoper and Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. On 7 June 1933, the duo’s ‘ballet chanté’ Die sieben Todsünden premiered in Paris. In a prologue, seven chapters and an epilogue, the audience was drawn into the story of Anna I and Anna II, who went out into the world and committed the seven deadly sins.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Eva-Maria Westbroek & Anna Drijver

In this special OFF-production, Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek (1970) and Dutch actress Anna Drijver (1983) perform the roles of Anna I and Anna II. As two Annas (or two sides of the same Anna) from Louisiana they visit seven cities, and commit a capital sin in each city. Under the guise of good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere, a bombastic story unfolds that, with the help of singing, acting and visual spectacle, brings the sinful life to your screen.

Scenefoto The Seven Deadly Sins
Scenefoto The Seven Deadly Sins



Erik Nielsen

Stage director

Ola Mafaalani

Image director

Marc de Meijer NSC


Gregor Meerman NSC

Josje van Erkel NSC


André Joosten


Regine Standfuss


Floriaan Ganzevoort

Sharon Huizinga


Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Anna I

Eva-Maria Westbroek

Anna II

Anna Drijver



Peter Arink


Marcel Reijans

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