July 24, 27, 29 and 31
August 3, 5 and 7
NL-8482 KS Spanga
Gemeente Weststellingwerf, Friesland
Opera Spanga brings Carmen to its new location at 11 Lindedijk in Spanga.
24, 27, 29, 31 July and 3, 5, 7 August at 8:15 pm
Featuring: Itzel Medecigo as Carmen, Eric Reddet as Don José, Aylin Sezer as Micaëla, David Visser as Escamillo, Jop van Gennip as Le Dancaïre, Kyle Bejnerowicz as Morales, Fred Turner as Lillas Pastia, etc.
Carmen is one of the most popular operas in the world. Now seen in a new direction by Corina van Eijk. read more
On the brink of the year of 75 Years of Freedom and at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the municipality of Weststellingwerf and Stichting Spanga het Verona van Weststellingwerf offer all residents of Fryslân the opportunity to see the opera film The Other. This film, Opera Spanga's fifth opera film, can be seen via a link that will be opened from the Christmas holidays. During this special time, it gives the inhabitants of all of Friesland the opportunity to look at a new cultural product on their own couch, in their own living room.
NRC, Theaterkrant, Leeuwarder Courant and Place de l'Opera, among others, reviewed The Other.
“The opera plays very cinematically with flashbacks, mutual deception and with dreams of Friesland as a safe place and even fragments of Frisian in the libretto. Filming opera is a laborious endeavor: the theatricality of a stage performance quickly clashes with the more intimate character of film. The Others has found a very good compromise.” (Leeuwarder Courant)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The price of the book is € 15 (excl. shipping costs).