Opera Forward Festival

THURSDAY 26 MARCH 

ONLINE EXHIBITION 'SEVEN SINS' 

During the Opera Forward Festival, seven works by photographer Hellen van Meene were to be exhibited in the foyer of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. This was in addition to the performance The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. Now we offer you a mini online exhibition.

Check out the online exhibition

MONDAY 23 MARCH

LADY GAGA OF THE 1920s 

The main character of the opera Ritratto is a historical character. The wealthy Luisa Casati was an eccentric art lover. She threw the wildest parties, frequently let herself be portrayed by famed artists and transformed herself into a living work of art. Find out more about her in this article: 

Read about Luisa Casati

SATURDAY 21 MARCH

STREAM THE WORLD PREMIERE OF RITRATTO

Due to the corona crisis, we had to cancel the world premiere of Ritratto by composer Willem Jeths during the Opera Forward Festival. Fortunately, we managed to capture the dress rehearsal on camera, with an unusually empty auditorium. Now you can experience this unique online stream of Ritratto at home. 

 

 

FRIDAY 20 MARCH

VERITY WINGATE INVITES YOU TO THE WORLD PREMIERE OF RITRATTO

 

JAN TAMINIAU + OPERA FORWARD FESTIVAL = RITRATTO

In collaboration with our costume workshop, fashion designer Jan Taminiau created extravagant costumes for the opera Ritratto. Have a look behind the scenes here.