Dutch National Opera presents

Voices out of Silence Future chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti and the Chorus of Dutch National Opera

Songs of Hope

Duration 1:00

Language Various languages

The Chorus of Dutch National Opera and its future chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti break the silence of the second lockdown with an atmospheric musical programme. Together they explore the meaning of silence, stillness and the sheer power of the human voice. A cappella, without instrumental accompaniment, the chorus performs a varied repertoire stretching from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Online premiere on 20 December 2020.



Available from 20 December until 17 January

Tickets available starting 26 November 14:00

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You can enjoy Voices out of Silence from Sunday 20 December 19:00 until Sunday 19 January 23:59. You can watch the performance on this page after signing in.

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Heartwarming! I had to shed more than one tear! And how wonderful to hear you again. I hope it will be live again soon. Thank you very much!

The audience about Voices out of Silence

Teaser Voices out of Silence

Lorenzo Viotti

Lorenzo Viotti will be the chief conductor of Dutch National Opera and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra as of September 2021. He previously made a brilliant debut with Dutch National Opera with a double bill of verismo classics Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana. Now, in this complex time, he joins us to explore a completely different, much more subdued musical universe with our Chorus. A cappella, i.e. without an orchestra, our future chief gets to know 'his' chorus.

From Carlo Gesualdo to Benjamin Britten

Lorenzo Viotti and Ching-Lien Wu, the artistic director of our chorus, have put together a rich programme. The programme includes choral pieces by Carlo Gesualdo, Igor Stravinsky, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc, among others.

Deep beauty, wonderful staging, moving and joyful at the same time. Thank you very much, happy holidays!

The audience about Voices out of Silence

Enjoy Vesper no. 6 by Sergei Rachmaninov in this little preview of Voices out of Silence
© Marco Borggreve
© Marco Borggreve
© Marco Borggreve
© Marco Borggreve
© Marco Borggreve

Team, Cast and Chorus

Musical director
Lorenzo Viotti
Video director
Bas van Oort
Frans Willem de Haas
Lighting Design
Cor van den Brink
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Chorus Master
Ching-Lien Wu
Assistant Chorus Masters
Ad Broeksteeg
Klaas-Jan de Groot

Lorenzo Viotti

Lorenzo Viotti is met ingang van seizoen 2021-2022 chef-dirigent van het Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest en De Nationale Opera. De dirigent met de Zwitserse en Franse nationaliteit neemt het stokje over van Marc Albrecht. Hij heeft enkele grote directieconcoursen op zijn naam staan met als hoogtepunt in 2015 de Nestlé Young Conductors Award van de Salzburger Festspiele. In 2017 werd hij uitgeroepen tot de ‘beste nieuwkomer’ tijdens de International Opera Awards. Momenteel is hij chef-dirigent bij het Gulbenkian Orkest in Lissabon.