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BEETHOVEN BY CEES NIEUWENHUIZEN

401Concerts27ComposerFrontOn Friday June 10, 2022 401 Dutch Operas and Apollo Ensemble present the world premiere of the torso of Beethoven's first opera Vestas Feuer, as reconstructed by Cees Nieuwenhuizen. Location: Beethoven Festival Zutphen. The question what Beethoven does in the 401 Dutch Operas compendium is answered in that book, which will be published at the end of 2022/beginning of 2023 in the DATO series of publisher Lecturis. More important than the rumour that Beethoven was actually born in Zutphen, is perhaps the fact that Dutch composer Cees Nieuwenhuizen reconstructed Vestas Feuer for 401DutchOperas, including completely unknown sketches for scenes 2 to 8. The world premiere will take place in Theater De Hanzehof in Zutphen, Friday evening June 10, 2022 at 8.45 pm. With Barbara Schilstra (Volivia), Renate Arends (Sericia), Sartagones (Marcel Reijans), Timothy Veryser (Malo), Nanco de Vries (Porus) & Apollo Ensemble. After the intermission, the Apollo Ensemble accompanies plays Beethoven's Egmont, staged (!), with soprano Renate Arends.

10 JUNE 2020, Buitensocieteit De Hanzehof, Zutphen.

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Opera of the month

BEETHOVEN/NIEUWENHUIZEN: VESTAS FEUR • 10 JUNI 2022

VestasMaandBanner72On Friday June 10, 2022 401 Dutch Operas and Apollo Ensemble present the world premiere of the torso of Beethoven's first opera, Vestas Feuer, as reconstructed by Cees Nieuwenhuizen. Venue is  the Beethoven Festival Zutphen. Vestas Feuer was composed in 1803 on a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, librettist of Die Zauberflöte! It is an exciting adventure story full of miraculous escapes and with outstanding music. Including two world premieres of completely unknown Beethoven opera arias that Nieuwenhuizen reconstructed from the sketches for scenes 2 to 8. The world premiere will take place in Theater De Hanzehof in Zutphen, Friday evening June 10, 2022 at 8.45 pm. With Barbara Schilstra (Volivia), Renate Arends (Sericia), Sartagones (Marcel Reijans), Timothy Veryser (Malo), Nanco de Vries (Porus) & Apollo Ensemble. After the intermission, the Apollo Ensemble plays Beethoven's Egmont, staged (!), with soprano Renate Arends.

10 JUNE 2020, Buitensocieteit De Hanzehof, Zutphen.

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Monique Krüs: Peter De Grote


August 2, 3, 2013
Groninger Museum 

August 22, 2013
Hermitage Amsterdam

Floris van Bergeijk - Romeo en Julia

401NLO-LOGO-ROMEO-EN-JULIA-SpangaRomeo en Julia, het paradijs ligt onder de voeten van je moeder

(de)Composer: Floris van Bergeijk naar Berlioz, Bellini, Gounod, Rota, Bernstein, Tchaikovsky en Prokofjev.

Performance schedule: 31 juli (wereldpremière), 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 , 11 augustus 2013 

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Donna Giovanna.

401DUTCHNOPERA DONNA GIOVANNA
LIVE VERSLAG IN BEELD & GELUID VAN Donna Giovanna als drive-in movie! Verkrijgbaar op DVD!...

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Caroline Ansink

CAROLINE logoCaroline Ansink

a biography of the composer of Stuyvesant Zero can be found here.

NOW ONLINE: exclusive interview with Caroline Ansink, with unique sound & video fragments of her music.

Cloris en Roosje

CLORISROOSJEThe original CLORIS & ROOSJE 1686 / 1707

A Camerata Trajectina rediscovery, for the first time ever on CD:  a milestone in the rediscovery of Dutch opera !!!!

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DUTCH OPERAS & VOCAL ART

Dutch Vocal ArtThis website serves to promote Dutch (and Flemish) Operas. Surprisingly, more than 400 Dutch operas have been composed since Carolus Hacquarts & Dirk Buysero’s opera De triomferende min (The triumphant servant) since 1680.

Hans Kox: Dorian Gray


Hans Kox fabulous opera Dorian Gray took 40 years to be released on CD. All details you find here

Kox's biography you find here

The CD can be ordered here

FALSTAFF RIVISTO

227 2 Falstaffrivisto flyerOpera Spanga and the Rosa ensemble give Verdi's opera a short hunderd and thirty years later a complete update: Falstaff becomes Falstaff Rivisto. Rosa's composers 'decomposed' Verdi's masterpiece. Acoustic sounds are mixed with electronics, The opera in set against a stage of four centuries of art history.

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STUYVESANT ZERO


SPECTACULAR LIVE REPORT FROM SPANGA WITH SOUND & PICS!
 
Componist: Caroline Ansink
Libretto:
Jonathan Levi

For the moment you should use Google translate to read the Dutch text. We hope to provide a professional translation soon.

TRIOMFEERENDE MIN

TRIOMFERNDEMIN

Carolus Hacquarts De Triomfeerende Min in schitterende reconstructie van Camerata Trajectina op het Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht. Verkrijgbaar op cd, binnenkort met filmfragmenten van de voorstelling uit Augustus 2012! Lees verder hier

342 years of Dutch operas

342JaarOf the more than 400 operas composed in The Netherlands in the span of 342 years, not a single one has managed to enter even the local repertoire. Among those forgotten operas are the first Dutch baroque operas, mostly in the French style of Lully's Versailles, opéra comiques after Grétry, grand opéras after Auber and Meyerbeer, along with full blooded romantic operas in the style of Verdi or Wagner.