Due to success, the opera film
The Other can be seen until spring.
Opera Spanga will play Carmen at the new location at Lindedijk 11 in Spanga next summer in July and August, conducted by Tjalling Wijnstra and starring Itzel Medecigo, Aylin Sezer, Eric Reddet and David Visser. Directed by Corina van Eijk.
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 the coming weeks, Place de l'Opera will follow the rehearsal process of The Other. About once a week the opera magazine publishes a photo reportage about the progress in Spanga. Nice to follow!
The campaign image for WAKE UP! (2020) is by Nikki Pelaez. When Corina van Eijk saw this work, she thought: "It's as if Nikki made this especially for the two poignant operas of WAKE UP! Nikki Pelaez creates an enigmatic world in which the theme of innocence (and losing it) is central. Her work is full of contradictions, in terms of content as well as form and technique. Themes like; familiarity and alienation, innocence and depravity, connectedness and loneliness play a role.
We are proud that Nikki Pelaez wants to connect her work to our new production WAKE UP! Check out her beautiful work on her website.
NB: after canceling WAKE UP! we have chosen to use the same image for The Other.
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 email@example.com. The price of the book is € 15 (excl. shipping costs).