Dutch National Opera & Ballet present

Foyer Evening Step into the world of the makers

MUSICAL EVENING IN THE FOYER

Duration 1:15

Musical evening giving an accessible, in-depth explanation of operas and ballets.

NB: In principle, the foyer evenings are given in Dutch, but in practice the high number of international guests means that English is often spoken as well.

In short

Step into the world of the makers. Sit back with a drink in an informal setting and enjoy an aria or duet, a pas de deux or small ensemble, or an interview with a singer or choreographer. A varied programme, linked to a topical theme, is presented for each production.

Foyer evening

The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS

Tu 08 January

Summertime … and beyond

Summertime… het is één van de bekendste jazz-songs. Benieuwd waar deze lullaby vandaan komt? En waarom ze zo’n droeve ondertoon heeft?
Duik in de broeierige wereld van Porgy and Bess, een opera over mensen aan de rafelranden van de Amerikaanse maatschappij. Gershwin wilde met zijn magnum opus grenzen doorbreken: tussen opera en musical, folk en klassiek, rijk en arm, zwart en wit. Aanvankelijk lauw ontvangen groeide het werk uit tot – volgens velen – de belangrijkste Amerikaanse opera. Wat laat Porgy and Bess zien over de grenzen in onze samenleving, onze cultuur, ons eigen denken?

In de foyer van Nationale Opera & Ballet onderzoeken we hedendaagse zeggingskracht van Porgy and Bess – en natuurlijk laten we ook enkele van de mooiste songs uit de opera horen.

Stay in the know

 

FOYER EVENINGS 2018 - 2019

Mon 04 February Girls of the Golden West
Mon 04 March Swan Lake
Mon 08 April Madama Butterfly
Mon 27 May aus Licht

ADMISSION

The doors and the bar open at 20.00. The evening begins at 20.30 and lasts around an hour and a quarter. The bar will stay open afterwards.

Regular - € 10
Students - € 7.50
Friends/Golden Friends (ballet) and Friends/Golden Friends (opera) - € 7.50
 
Prices are exclusive of booking charges. Tickets for performances can be purchased separately

Giving circles opera and ballet
If you are an Opera Donor, Dutch National Opera invites you to join the Foyer Evenings on the theme of opera as our guest, free of charge. Please sign up through steun@operaballet.nl or 020 551 8823.

If you are a member of Dutch National Ballet’s Giving Circles, Dutch National Ballet invites you to join the Foyer Evenings on the theme of ballet as our guest, free of charge. Please sign up using the registration form for Friends’ activities in the Friends’ magazine or through balletvrienden@operaballet.nl.

Patrons of Dutch National Opera & Ballet are welcome to attend the Foyer Evenings for both opera and ballet. Please sign up through steun@operaballet.nl or 020 551 8823.