Dates

16 April 2021, 4 p.m.

Location

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Online

Running time

0:45

Tickets

Free

Goud!

Grimm’s fairy tale as compelling story (4+)

A percussionist and a singer play and sing the story of a magical wish-fish that can make all your wishes come true. Goud! is infectious music theater for our younger audiences about wishing for lots, getting it all, and it still not being enough.

Grimm's fairy tale as compelling story (4+)

A percussionist and a singer play and sing the story of a magical wish-fish that can make all your wishes come true. Goud! is infectious music theater for our younger audiences about wishing for lots, getting it all, and it still not being enough.

The story

Jacob lives with his mother and father near the sea, in a hole under an old tree. One day he catches a very special fish .The fish looks at him with its dark eyes and begs: ‘Throw me back, let me live, and I’ll grant your every wish!’ Jacob’s parents know just what they’d like. A warm blanket for nighttime. A real bed. A house. They get everything they ask for, but they’re not really happy. Jacob has to keep returning to the sea with new wishes. But doesn’t the fish look a little bit weaker with every visit? And why does the sea start churning ever more wildly?

Goud!

Creatives

New Dutch production after European success
Composer Leonard Evers and librettist Flora Verbrugge wrote Goud! (‘Gold!’) in 2012 for Theater Sonnevanck. The youth opera became an international hit, with various opera houses in Europe adding it to their repertory. Sophie de Lint, director of Dutch National Opera, got to know the work during her time as artistic director of Opernhaus Zürich. She came to Amsterdam with the wish to put on Goud! here too. And now the opera returns to the Netherlands, in this brand-new production.

Co-production with Opera Zuid
Leonard Evers also wrote the toddler opera Kriebel for Dutch National Opera, which - after last season's sold-out performances - can be seen in our theatre in October 2020

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    Goud! Trailer

    Credits

    Libretto/text

    Flora Verbrugge

    Composition and musical rehearsal

    Leonard Evers

    Direction

    Kenza Karin Koutchoukali

    Dramaturgy

    Wout van Tongeren

    Scenography

    Amber Vandenhoeck

    Costumes

    Leo van den Boorn

    Light

    Cor van den Brink

    Singing and playing

    Vera Fiselier

    Nienke Nasserian

    Percussion and playing

    Jennifer Heins

    Laura Trompetter

    Goud!
    Faust [working title]

    Children's Music Week

    The 'Kindermuziekweek [Children's Music Week] is an annual event, organized by De Doelen and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, to introduce children to live music. Until 2018 this was only in Rotterdam, but from 2019 we joined forces with 10 musical partners to make it a national event. This year, the online Children's Music Week will take place from April 9-18 and there are all kinds of activities to enjoy, from the operas A Song for the Moon and Gold! to baby concerts to DJ workshops.

    Lovely reviews
    in the media
    1 October

    A small, precious piece of music theater. With an arrangement of mezzo-soprano and percussion, it transports you to the world of fantasy.

    11 February

    The one-hour piece is an absolute recommendation for anyone who initially wants to approach the world of musical theater with caution and who prefers fairytale material with a socially critical foundation.

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    Kindermuziekweek
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