Dutch National Opera Announces Revamped 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Dutch National Opera has revamped its fall season.

The company announced that due to the current crisis, the planned season opener “Mefistofele” will be replaced by “Faust [Working Title],” a pastiche based on Goethe’s “Faust.” The program will include a large-scale performance with choir, orchestra, soloists, and a wealth of music, from classical to lesser-known repertoire.

Performance Dates: Sept. 5 – 24, 2020

Willem Jeths’ “Ritratto” will have its offline world premiere. The work about the extravagant Italian art muse and patron Luisa Casati was first presented online during the lockdown. Now the opera will finally be performed in front of a live audience directed by Marcel Sijm. The productions Dutch Opera Studio artists.

Performance Dates: Oct.7 – 18, 2020

“Kriebel” returns to the Dutch National Opera after a successful opening in 2019.

Performance Dates: Oct. 10-18, 2020

“Gold!” by composer Leonard Evers returns. The music theater work for the whole family, revolves around a lot of desire, getting everything and yet not having enough.

Performance Dates: Oct. 19 – Nov. 8, 2020