summer 2024 | Otello

The heartbreaking emotion jealousy inspired William Shakespeare to write Othello in 1604. William Shakespeare's words were used by Giuseppe Verdi in 1887 for the compelling opera Otello. Composer Floris van Bergeijk, musical director Tjalling Wijnstra and artistic director Corina van Eijk will take you on a journey through events and feelings you would rather stay far from in your everyday life in summer 2024. The all female international cast will give you an unerring insight into the fucked up human brain. read more >


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    Just like every year, you can complete your visit to Opera Spanga with a tasty meal.
    Restaurant de Fûke in Echten puts the best flavours Weststellingwerf has to offer in a delicious picnic (limited availability).

    The picnic can be booked via ticket sales.

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    Next summer we will play, in collaboration with the Rosa Ensemble, one of Giuseppe Verdi's last masterpieces Otello, based on Shakespeare's bestseller.
    The premiere takes place on July 13, you can buy your tickets now!

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    Last summer we played eight sold-out performances of Tjaikovsky's Onegin. We look back on a successful summer, despite storm Polly and the endless rain. Of course, we could never have created this beautiful product without our host Geert, the artistic and production team, the beautiful soloists, the small but powerful choir, the beautiful orchestra led by our musical director Tjalling Wijnstra and the strong dancers of Ivgy&Greben. Thank you all for coming, despite the mud ballet!

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    On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Opera Spanga, the book 35 jaar Opera Spanga in Noord Nederland was created. The book focuses on the period 2019-2024 and is a follow-up to the book Opera in het weiland, the little sister, so to speak. And it gives a glimpse into the plans for the future. This edition is also illustrated with the most beautiful photos of the various productions.

    The book can be ordered by e-mail via The price of the book is €10 (excl. shipping costs).

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    In collaboration with the municipality of Weststellingwerf, the book Opera in het weiland was made, about 30 years of Opera Spanga. Journalist Kasper Jansen sketches a picture of developments in the past 30 years, in conversations with Corina van Eijk and a few loyal employees, such as Klara Uleman and Ali Veenhouwer. The book is illustrated with the most beautiful photos of various productions.

    The book (Dutch) can be ordered by e-mail via The price of the book is € 15 (excl. shipping costs).