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After the crowd pleasers Carmina Burana (2018) and Aida at Sea (2019) it is time for a new compelling and grand beach opera: La Traviata. More than 250 amateur singers and top soloists such as Jessey-Joy Spronk, Denzil Delaere and Frank Dolphin Wong present the tragic story of the impossible love between the young nobleman Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta.

“La Traviata” is perhaps the best-known opera in history. Director Sybrand van der Werf is making a contemporary, shortened version of Verdi’s masterpiece for this beach performance. Passion and self-sacrifice meet in a decor that switches between the Parisian upper-class and the French countryside. The beach of Scheveningen offers the possibility of capturing the opera at its core: the tension between human and nature. In the (sometimes literally) moving environment the leading characters try to survive. They brave the elements and flourish in the vastness of the beach. 

Soprano, Violetta Jessey-Joy Spronk
Tenor, Alfredo Denzil Delaere
Baritone, Germont Frank Dolphin Wong
Dance and choreography Hendrik Lebon
Bass, Dottore Hanqing Zhou
Tenor, Gastone André Lopes
Lyrical mezzo-soprano, Flora/Annina Maria Koshiishi
Theater choir Dario Fo
Participation choir in samenwerking met Kwekers in de Kunst

Saxophone/clarinet David Kweksilber
Saxophone/clarinet Michiel van Dijk
Double bass Marijn van Prooijen
Drums Vinsent Planjer
Piano Dante Boon

DirectorSybrand van der Werf
ConductorRick Schoonbeek
Arrangement Marijn van Prooijen
Costume Studio Phoenix – Bernadette Verhagen en Daan Wieman

Beach opera La Traviata is made possible by Cultuurschakel, Schiefbaan Hovius, St. Nicolaas Gasthuis & Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Tickets Thu June 9

Tickets June 10
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The ticket includes a drink before or after the performance. We only work with hard cups with a deposit, except for coffee and tea. Pay the deposit (€3 per hardcup/person) in the ticket shop. When you return the hardcup you will get your money back.
Do you want to go to several performances?  First complete your payment in the ticket shop below, then go back to the programme and pay the other performance(s) of your choice.
Children up to and including 12 years of age, CJP or Ooievaarspas? We offer a special discount price. Buy this discount ticket in the special ticket shop.

Tickets Fri June 10

The ticket includes a drink before or after the performance. We only work with hard cups with a deposit, except for coffee and tea. Pay the deposit (€3 per hardcup/person) in the ticket shop. When you return the hardcup you will get your money back.
Do you want to go to several performances?  First complete your payment in the ticket shop below, then go back to the programme and pay the other performance(s) of your choice.
Children up to and including 12 years of age, CJP or Ooievaarspas? We offer a special discount price. Buy this discount ticket in the special ticket shop.

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