2024: Opera Spanga celebrates its 35th anniversary!!!

De Harmonie Theater in Leeuwarden has existed for 150 years and Opera Spanga for 35 years!
We celebrate that together!

Madam Scrooge
, a bitter comedy about uninhibited gluttony

We will play four times in January, in the Harmonie Madam Scrooge by the Friesland-based writer Irma Achten and the Frisian composer Tjalling Wijnstra.
The most miserly person in history returns to Friesland!


Rudolf Nammensma | Leeuwarder Courant, December 27, 2022

  • "Before the transformation is a fact, enjoy the countless variations on the original."
  • "Wijnstra's music underlines the atmosphere of the scenes excellently, sometimes has something cinematic and is surprised by appropriate folkloric elements. His three-man orchestra (accordion, cello and clarinet) performs miracles."



    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!

  • Boek cover


    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 info@operaspanga.nl. The price of the book is € 15 (excl. shipping costs).