22 Oct-12 Nov ’23
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Studio Boekman
From € 12,50
Based on the book by Toon Tellegen (6+)
“A wonderful production for young and adult audiences alike”, wrote the Dutch newspaper NRC after the premiere of A Song for the Moon. Theaterkrant magazine concluded that the production “deserves to become a regular part of the repertoire”. After a break of two years, this heart-warming children's opera about the power of music is back.
Photo: Michel Spijkers
Start of ticket sales
General ticket sales for A Song for the Moon start on 9 May 2023 at 12.00 midday. Want to make sure you don’t miss this moment? Then sign up for the ticket alert, and we’ll send you a reminder as soon as ticket sales begin.
Sung in Dutch
Libretto Mathilde Wantenaar and Willem Bruls, based on the book by Toon Tellegen
Stage direction Béatrice Lachaussée
Set and costume design Nele Ellegiers
Video design Coen Bouman
Lighting design Cor van den Brink
Dramaturgy Willem Bruls
Musical coach Leonard Evers
Mole Vera Fiselier
Field mouse / Moon Ginette Puylaert
Dormouse / Cricket Eline Welle
Frog Jan-Willem Schaafsma
Grasshopper / Earthworm Berend Eijkhout
Shrew Mirna Ackers
Nationaal Jeugdorkest (National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands)
Commission and co-production of Dutch National Opera, De Munt (Brussel), Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía (Madrid), Opera Zuid (Maastricht)
A number of performances will be given especially for schools. Look here for more information.
General ticket sales start on 9 May 2023 at 12.00 midday.
National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands
The NJO National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands was founded in 1957 and has been offering a stage to young talented musicians between 18 and 26 for over sixty years. Since 2019, the National Youth Orchestra and the Jeugdorkest Nederland have joined forces as Nationale Jeugdorkesten Nederland. Earlier, the orchestra performed at Dutch National Opera in their productions of Il matrimonio segreto and The Boy who grew too fast. In the season 2023-2024, the National Youth Orchestra will be featured in the youth opera A Song for the Moon.
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