Dutch National Touring Opera To Feature Puccini, Korngold & Sondheim In 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Dutch National Touring Opera has announced its 2018-2019 season.

The new season will feature a number of operas from Puccini, Korngold, and Sondheim.

The season opens on Oct. 13, 2018, with Puccini’s “Tosca” with Norwegian soprano Kari Postma in the title role. Noah Stewart sings Cavaradossi and Philip Rhodes portrays the villainous Baron Scarpia. Harry Fehr directs the production and the Orchestra of the East is led by British David Perry.

Korngold’s “Die Tote Stadt” opens on Dec. 8, 2018, in Enschede. The co-production with the Theater Magdeburg in Germany will be directed by Jakob Peters-Messer. Antony Hermus conducts the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Frank, Iordanka Derilova, and Marian Pop.

The 2018-19 season closes with Stephen Sondheim’s musical “A Little Night Music.” Zack Winokur directs and the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by Ryan Bancroft. Frederik Egerman and Susan Rigvava-Dumas perform lead roles with Laetitia Gerards, Alexander de Jong, Nikki Treurniet, and Esther Kuiper rounding the cast.

In Dec. 2018, the company will organize another Sing-Along Messiah in the Carré Theater in Amsterdam, while on July 1, the company will participate in the Robeco Summer Night concert “A Night at the Opera.” On August 11 and 12, several productions will be seen during the Canal Festival in Amsterdam.