In the Christmas holidays of 2022/23, I will be performing in Holland Opera’s Odiezee! (<— click here for more info and tickets) The show is sung in Dutch.
“In this adaptation of the Odyssey by Abdelkader Benali, Thalia lives with her 3 mothers in a small flat, 3-storey behind. She worries about the climate and rising sea levels and is soon nicknamed O! This! Sea! She misses her father; he is out at sea rescuing people. Odiezee tries to call him, but her mothers won’t hear of it. He is too busy, he is too far away, he absolutely must not be disturbed.
Odiezee decides to look for him herself. And so her journey leads past the ‘sea-foaming’ boys via the terrifying eye to Circe’s snack bar. A journey in which she discovers not only her own courage, but also what things in life are truly of value.
To be seen this Christmas holiday at the Veerensmederij in Amersfoort. Odiezee is wonderful for everyone from 6 years and up.”
– Holland Opera
After 5 intense weeks of rehearsals, yesterday we played the premiere in front of an audience! What a treat to finally be able to share this exciting adventure with everyone! Together with the other singers and the bayan, we experienced the exciting journey of Odiezee. Directed by Rianne Meboer, music by Anne-Maartje Lemereis and a libretto by Abdelkader Benali.
We will take you on an adventure past modern versions of the Cyclops and the Sirens several more times this Christmas holiday. With the fantastic Erik Slik, Florien de la Fosse, Berend Eijkhout and Robbrecht van Cauwenberghe, we will sing, climb, jump, sneak, turn and fly across the stage! I am immensely looking forward to it!
Will you join us on the adventure?