Program September 2020

Operadagen Rotterdam 2020 (25 – 27 Sep) is a three-day corona-proof festival; compact but with the impact of a 10-day edition. Expect opera walks along the River Rotte and through inner city gardens, open air performances in soon-to-be-demolished streets and in city squares, and surprising dates in Theater Rotterdam (Schouwburg). Large performances on a small scale, small performances in a large hall. All performances at Operadagen Rotterdam 2020 can be visited safely, in compliance with government protocols and the measures that apply in Rotterdam.

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Arïanna. Liefde Zonder Grenzen


Amble through the gardens of Rotterdam and along musical worlds


Location: De Doelen
Date: zo 27 Sep - multiple timeslots

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Avond van de Belofte


Special donors evening with various talented makers supported by the festival (by invitation)


Location: Nieuwe Luxor Theater
Date: vr 25 Sep - 20.30 hours

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BALSAM


Sensual performance as music mingles with scent, taste, and colour


Location: Schiecentrale
Date: za 26 - zo 27 Sep - multiple timeslots

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Club Club Gewalt Reboot


Hallucinatory and healing performance night restarts mind and body


Location: Time Window (Studio Club Gewalt)
Date: vr 25 - zo 27 Sep - multiple timeslots

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Cosi (DEDAPONTETRILOGIE)


Mozart repackaged afresh: Two young couples prove how genuine their love is


Location: TR Schouwburg - Grote Zaal
Date: zo 27 Sep - 16.00 hours

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Date Night (route 1)


Go on a date and be pleasantly surprised by exciting opera performances


Location: TR Schouwburg - volledig gebouw
Date: za 26 Sep - 18.45 hours

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Date Night (route 2)


Go on a date and be pleasantly surprised by exciting opera performances


Location: TR Schouwburg - volledig gebouw
Date: za 26 Sep - 20.15 hours

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Date Night (route 3)


Go on a date and be pleasantly surprised by exciting opera performances


Location: TR Schouwburg - volledig gebouw
Date: za 26 Sep - 20.15 hours

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Date Night (route 4)


Go on a date and be pleasantly surprised by exciting opera performances


Location: TR Schouwburg - volledig gebouw
Date: za 26 Sep - 20.30 hours

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Date Night (route 5)


Go on a date and be pleasantly surprised by exciting opera performances


Location: TR Schouwburg - volledig gebouw
Date: za 26 Sep - 21.30 hours

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De Enkeling


Sung true story, of someone who was not who he was


Location: TR Hal theater
Date: za 26 Sep - multiple timeslots

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De Lamp


The fall of Srebrenica presented as a Dutch domestic drama


Location: TR Schouwburg - Kleine Zaal
Date: zo 27 Sep - multiple timeslots

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DEDAPONTETRILOGIE


Three of Mozart’s masterpieces repackaged afresh


Location: TR Schouwburg - Grote Zaal
Date: zo 27 Sep - multiple timeslots

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Don Juan (DEDAPONTETRILOGIE)


Mozart repackaged afresh: Don Juan meets Don Giovanni


Location: TR Schouwburg - Grote Zaal
Date: zo 27 Sep - 14.00 hours

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Duo Deal: Don Juan & Quartett



Location: Diverse locaties
Date: zo 27 Sep - 14.00 hours

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Duo Deal: Eurovisionary & ZOG



Location: Diverse locaties
Date: zo 27 Sep - 14.00 hours

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Duo Deal: Le Nozze & VIAJERO DEL AMOR (A Lover’s Journey)



Location: Diverse locaties
Date: zo 27 Sep - 14.00 hours

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Duo Deal: Missa Homo Sacer & BALSAM



Location: Diverse locaties
Date: zo 27 Sep - 14.00 hours

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Duo Deal: Missa Homo Sacer & ZOG



Location: Diverse locaties
Date: zo 27 Sep - 14.00 hours

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Eurovisionary


Playful and original ode to the Eurovision Song Festival


Location: TR Schouwburg - Grote Zaal
Date: za 26 Sep - multiple timeslots

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Far Cries | Distance No Object


A concert performance in a historic location connects the then and now


Location: Pelgrimvaderskerk
Date: za 26 Sep - multiple timeslots

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Festivals for Compassion


European relay composition performed in Operadagen Rotterdam style


Location: Schouwburgplein
Date: za 26 Sep - 16.00 hours

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Home Sweet Home – de film


Cross-cultural video opera chronicling a quarantined city


Location: TR Schouwburg - Hal
Date: za 26 - zo 27 Sep - 12.00 hours

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Le Nozze (DEDAPONTETRILOGIE)


Mozart repackaged afresh: Sneaky figures, dirty jokes and soap-like intrigues


Location: TR Schouwburg - Grote Zaal
Date: zo 27 Sep - 19.00 hours

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Love & Diversity


Eight separate speed dates with musicians make up a single composition


Location: TR Schouwburg - Kleine Zaal
Date: za 26 Sep - multiple timeslots

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Missa Homo Sacer


Theatrical choral concert by up-and-coming talent


Location: Groot Handelsgebouw
Date: za 26 - zo 27 Sep - multiple timeslots

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MTOTO


Personal music theatre about roots, growth, and absence


Location: TR Schouwburg - Hal
Date: zo 27 Sep - 11.00 hours

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Operadagen Rotterdam presenteert… De Sirenen


Community opera featuring BMX bikes, an orchestra, choir, and hip hop moves


Location: Schouwburgplein
Date: za 26 Sep - multiple timeslots

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OperAnarchy


Experimental music duo runs off with Bizet’s opera Carmen


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Date: za 26 Sep - multiple timeslots

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Quartett


Apocalyptic radio play bursting with longing, anxiety, Franz Schubert, and Iggy Pop


Location: Worm - Ubik
Date: zo 27 Sep - multiple timeslots

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RING OF RESILIENCE. Het Godenspel


Game installation where players decide collectively who will survive in the future


Location: Schouwburgplein
Date: za 26 - zo 27 Sep - multiple timeslots

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Signaal bij de Rotte


Magical meandering opera along the winding River Rotte at dusk


Location: Prinsemolenpark
Date: vr 25 - zo 27 Sep - 19.00 hours

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Slopera, de tragiek van een sloopstraat


100% Rotterdam opera with a stellar cast, (former) residents, and a dancing wrecking ball


Location: Almondestraat
Date: vr 25 - zo 27 Sep - multiple timeslots

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The Beginning of the End


Well-known pop hits of the 80s in an opera vein


Location: TR Schouwburg - Grote Zaal
Date: za 26 Sep - multiple timeslots

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VIAJERO DEL AMOR (A Lover’s Journey)


Poetic performance concert presented as a Spanish lesson


Location: TR Schouwburg - Krijn Boon Studio
Date: za 26 - zo 27 Sep - multiple timeslots

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ZOG


Sound installation meets theatrical concert with live singing and electronica


Location: de Doelen - hoofdingang
Date: za 26 Sep - multiple timeslots

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