A date with fate

Concept and Staging

Dutch National Opera Academy
in cooperation with Entrée

Koorzaal of The Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)

Aria’s from Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart, Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, Le roi d’Ys by Éduoard Lalo en L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti, complemented with various spoken texts.

The story of four individuals who each get confronted with fate at a different moment in their lives. Every single one of them handle this confrontation uniquely. Some embrace their fate, whereas others keep hoping their fate will not persevere. Some give up even before fate has interfered, whereas others completely ignore fate and fully trust upon their own self-determination. In this short show, the audience will be presented with all four possible convictions. Fate is personified by an actor.

Nicolas Franciscus (actor)
Peter Nilsson (piano)
Idil Kutay (soprano)
Kris NG (soprano)
Tinka Pijper (soprano)
Peter O’Reilly (tenor)