In the past year, I worked on two children’s operas, both co-productions of the Dutch National Opera and Opera Zuid. They were streamed online, because of the corona pandemic. It was a very new experience to play in front of a camera crew and I am so happy we were able to reach everyone at home with these beautiful stories.
But… I’m also very much looking forward to playing for a lot of children later this year and next season!
Goud! is an opera about a boy and a magic fish, written by composer Leonard Evers with a libretto of Flora Verbrugge. Kenza Koutchoukali directed the opera. Would you like to see the opera, or would you like to know more about it? Click here for more information about Goud!
Lied voor de maan is an opera by Mathilde Wantenaar (libretto: Mathilde Wantenaar en Willem Bruls, based on the children’s book by Toon Tellegen), directed by Beatrice Lachausée. Click here for more information about Lied voor de Maan. Or watch the trailer:
After playing Lied voor de Maan in the Dutch theaters, it was such a joy to bring this role to la Monnaie in Brussels. There, I was part of the French version: Une chanson pour la lune. It was a fun challenge to sing the opera in Dutch and French! Sometimes we even sang both languages on the same day, which was a great brain-trainer for the whole team!
Update: Stay tuned, Lied voor de maan might just return to the stage in 2023!