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.
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:
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
Soprano @veritywingate invites you to our online program and we kick-off with Ritratto. Tomorrow at 2pm (CET) we will stream the entire opera, which was supposed to experience its world premiere on the 13th of March, on our Youtube-channel Nationale Opera & Ballet. This way you can still enjoy all the hard labour, love and attention that has been put into this production by cast and crew. Will you tune in? #staysafe #ikblijfthuis #nationaleoperaballet #opera #dutchnationalopera #ritratto #dnoritratto
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.