30 years of OPERA SPANGA

PUCCINI and LEONCAVALLO in a half open tent
Two short 1 hour operas

In the summer of 2019, Opera Spanga brings the two short operas Pagliacci and Il Tabarro to the Friesian village of Spanga. These masterpieces were composed round the turn of the 19th century, and deals with a theme that leaves no soul untouched: female infidelity. The women are driven to adultery not by their wild libidos, but by an irrepresible desire to redefine themselves! In both operas the couples are inextricably linked both emotionally and financially. They work and travel together, and their past and present are intertwined.

Opera Spanga combines nature and culture. The performances take place in a half open tent in a Friesian meadow. This beautiful setting in the nature, combined with daring staging, remarkable scenery, imaginative lighting and interesting costumes ensures that these two operas are guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.

Cast | Aylin Sezer (Nedda), Francis van Broekhuizen (Giorgetta), Marcel van Dieren (Tonio/Michele), Morschi Franz (Canio/Tinca), Eric Reddet (Luigi/Pepe), David Visser (Silvio/Talpa), Graziella Debattista (Frugola), Sanne Vleugels, Pim van Drunen and others.


  • Operaworkshop locatie


    To celebrate 30 years of Opera Spanga, stage director Corina van Eijk and repetiteur/coach Mark van Nispen shall give two opera workshops, one for conservatoire students and one for amateur singers. The workshops shall take place in the French village of Artigeas in October 2019.

    The workshop will focus on shaping music and text. Developing awareness of the body and voice combined with a thorough musical and dramatic analysis shall give form to the focus of the workshop. Besides a number of essential exercises, the development of awareness shall mainly be supported by focussing on arias and duets.

    Workshop dates
    8-14 October: conservatoire students (minimal entry level final year of Bachelor)
    16-22 October: amateur singers
    To apply or receive further information, please contact info@markvannispen.com