This production was to be seen Apr 2022


Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Boekmanzaal

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from € 7,50

Hup Herman!

Hup Herman!

Herman the pot-bellied pig does not like competitions. He thinks it is just a lot of fuss. The chickens, on the other hand, squawk every morning about who is the first, the best, the fastest. One day Herman thinks: I will show them who is the fastest here. All the animals encouraged him. Hup Herman! Hup Herman! But is it really that important, winning or losing?

Illustration: Yvonne Jagtenberg

The production Hup Herman! is scheduled again in season 2023-2024. More information and tickets can be found via the link below:

For the little ones

On the weekend of 9 and 10 April, during the Kindermuziekweek 2022, Dutch National Opera will be presenting four musical reading moments for toddlers (2+), based on the book Hup Herman! by Yvonne Jagtenberg.

Actor Harpert Michielsen and musician Joost Brouwer tell, play and sing the story for and with the children in the audience.

A festive read-aloud opera that stimulates the imagination of young and old!


Musical narrative based on the picture book Hup Herman!

Text and illustrations Yvonne Jagtenberg

Narrator Harpert Michielsen

Musician Joost Brouwer

Dramaturgy Wout van Tongeren                                   

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During the Kindermuziekweek, Dutch National Opera will also perform Goud! (4+), an opera adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale about the fisherman and his wife. You can also watch the ballet Full Moon online for free during the entire Kindermuziekweek.