Month: January 2022

Tenor Rafael Rojas passed away

The sad news reached us that Tenor Rafael Rojas has passed away at the age of 59. Rojas, born in Mexico, sang the role of Dick Johnson/Ramerrez in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West with Opera Zuid in 2001. We wish his loved ones a lot of strength with this loss.

Interview with musical director Phillip Pointner

Together with director Julien Chavaz, musical director Phillipp Pointner has adapted the rhythm and structure of Roméo et Juliette to contemporary standards. “Roméo et Juliette has never been performed in this new structure. The result will be very interesting and exciting for the audience. How do you characterize the music that Gounod wrote for this …

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Love on stage

Love and desire are so overwhelming and compelling in Roméo et Juliette that they can only find a way out in death. How do Anna Emelianova (Juliette) and Peter Gijsbertsen (Roméo) experience it to show this intense love in public? How do you prepare for such an iconic role? Peter: ‘There was already contact about …

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