premiere: 25 July
27 and 30 July
1, 3, 6, 8 and 10 August
Spanga (gemeente Weststellingwerf)
Friesland, The Netherlands
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.