15-17 March 2024
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Studio Boekman
From € 30
Dark satire about singers who have nothing to say
I always feel very uncomfortable in the Final Scene.
But what can we do?
That is the way the opera is written.
We have no control over such things.
Inspired by Luigi Pirandello’s meta-theatre, composer Tom Johnson wrote a piece for a group of singers who have only four notes at their disposal (A, B, D and E) and couldn’t sing about anything other than the opera they are now performing in. Of course, such is an impossible situation: the opera ends in utter rigidity.
Photo: Marta Syrko
Libretto Tom Johnson
Stage direction Kenza Koutchoukali
Scenography and costume design Yannick Verweij
Lighting design Coen van der Hoeven
Dramaturgy Laura Roling, Wout van Tongeren
Co-production with the Nederlandse Reisopera and Opera Zuid
Opera Forward Festival
Inspiring, challenging and innovative. Immerse yourself in the 8th edition of the Opera Forward Festival (OFF) from 8 to 17 March. With musical performances by both established names and a new generation of creatives, OFF embraces innovation and ventures into uncharted territory with inventive and pioneering music theatre shows. Discover The Four Note Opera and more at OFF!
Youths up to 35 can attend this performance for only €25,00 (including booking fee).