On 18 March the satirical music theatre piece Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins had its online premiere as a part of Opera Forward Festival 2021. The registration of the livestream of 18 March will be broadcast at the NTR on NPO 2 on Sunday 18 July at 7:30 PM.
In Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins star soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and renowned actress Anna Drijver, under the direction of Ola Mafaalani, 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. During the performance, designer André Joosten will make a live painting inspired by the story.
During Opera Forward Festival 2021, the performance was introduced poetically by writer and poet Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, who read a poem she had written on the Seven Deadly Sins. This recital will be published on the Facebook page and the YouTube channel of Dutch National Opera prior to the broadcast of the opera on NPO 2. You will also find various spoken-word performances about the seven deadly sins here.