The Seven Deadly Sins
In the satirical music theatre piece Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins, star soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and renowned actress Anna Drijver embody two sides of the same young woman. In seven American cities, they come into contact with the seven deadly sins.
During OFF we take you on a journey through the making off Michel van der Aa's newest opera Upload and give you a preview. The film version of the opera will follow in the spring and the theatre version in a later opera season.
Een lied voor de maan
Feeling lonely, Mole decides to write a song that will cheer up the moon. Grasshopper rehearses his orchestra until they know the song by heart. Then, one night, they put on a beautiful concert. So why does the moon look so sad afterwards…?
OFF 2021 presents three special operas: the satirical music theatre piece Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins, the family opera Een lied voor de maan (6+) and a preview of Michel van der Aa's latest opera Upload. You can also enjoy the special collaboration between Gregory Caers and students of the MBO Theaterschool in Rotterdam, which resulted in the performance HCoV-NL63. And last but not least: this edition of OFF will be opened by writer and poet Marieke Lucas Rijneveld.
An important place in OFF is reserved for the opera makers of the future: the students of today. Within the festival they create their first opera.
OFFspring is a series of special productions by young theatre makers and artists who have participated in previous editions of our Opera Forward Festival. For their projects, the different creative teams engage in a dialogue with the major opera titles that Dutch Nationale Opera had originally programmed this autumn, as well as with the various districts of the city of Amsterdam and its residents.
Besides impressive operas and musical performances, OFF 2021 presents ten inspiring talks that will stimulate your head and heart during OFFNight #1 and OFFNight #3. The OFF Talks will be available all night long.
OFF Music Sessions
During OFF 2021 you can enjoy various short musical performances. With musical styles ranging from jazz to close harmony, there is something for everyone! The OFF Music Sessions will be available all night long.
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