Seductively morbid–The Fall of the House of Usher in The Hague

Glass: The Fall of the House of Usher

At the Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague on the 29th of January, 2020

What does it feel like to be depressed? “It’s like water seeping into my heart” is how one young sufferer put it. Patrons trickling into the theatre for Opera Melancholia heard anonymous quotes such as this one, to live chamber music by Philip Glass and Glass-inspired compositions by Daniël Hamburger.

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Vivaldi scores intriguing but uneven Dangerous Liaisons in The Hague

Vivaldi & Moretto: Dangerous Liaisons

At the Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague on the 17th of January, 2019

“Why should I spend good money on tables when I have men standing idle?” asks a Regency country squire in the British sitcom Blackadder the Third. The Marquise de Merteuil in OPERA2DAY’s Dangerous Liaisons would agree with him. 

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