Dutch National Opera presents
Dutch National Opera is closing its anniversary season with two concerts by the Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek. She is one of the most successful opera singers of today and has guested in all the major opera houses of the world.
Dutch National Opera is proud and happy to welcome the much sought-after singer back to Amsterdam for the close of this important season for DNO. Eva-Maria Westbroek will be accompanied by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Marc Albrecht.
In Amsterdam, Eva-Maria has sung Katerina Izmailova in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (also released on DVD), Cassandre in Les Troyens and Minnie in La fanciulla del West, which is her favourite role.
Marc AlbrechtChief Conductor
Marc Albrecht, Chief Conductor of The Dutch National Opera and The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is known not only for his interpretations of works by Wagner and Richard Strauss, but also for his affinity for contemporary music.
Team, Cast and Chorus
- Marc Albrecht
- Pierre Audi
- Set & Costume Designer
- Christof Hetzer
- Lighting Designer
- Bernd Purkrabek
- Video Design
- FettFilm (Momme Hinrichs and Torge Møller)
- Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
- Eva Maria Westbroek
In this concert, she will sing in the first part the farewell scene of Didon from Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz.
In the final song from the opera Salome by Richard Strauss, the stepdaughter of King Herod triumphantly tells how she kissed the mouth of John the Baptist at last, after demanding his head as a reward for her dance of the seven veils. Her life has been fulfilled by this kiss.
In a mise-en-espace, Pierre Audi will show how these two heroines fearlessly went to meet their fate.
Scene van Didon uit Les Troyens
“Va, ma soeur… Dieux immortels!... Je vais mourir…. Adieu, fière cite”
Tanz der sieben Schleier
The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the leading orchestras in the world, is distinguished by the intensity of its concerts, its colourful sound and the daring way it approaches its audience. The principal conductor is Yannick Nézet-Séguin.