A Quiet Place (2018)

9 November ’18 > 9 December ’18


In addition to world-famous music theater works such as West Side Story, On the Town and Candide, A Quiet Place is Bernstein’s only full-length opera. It is also his last work for the stage. During the Bernstein Centennial year 2018, Opera Zuid is the only European Opera House to perform the beautiful and heartbreaking opera A Quiet Place in the final version in three acts.

Conceived as a sequel to his 1951 short satirical comedy Trouble in Tahiti, A Quiet Place tells the story of a contemporary suburban American family struggling with communication, acceptance and coping with intense emotions after the tragic death of a loved one in an alcohol-induced car accident.

This opera is performed in English with Dutch surtitles


Sam Huub Claessens
Dede Lisa Mostin
François Enrico Casari
Junior Michael Wilmering
Dinah Turiya Haudenhuyse
Young Sam Sebastià Peris
Jazz Trio Veerle Sanders
Jazz Trio & Funeral Director Jeroen de Vaal
Jazz Trio Rick Zwart
Bill Marcel van Dieren
Susie Maria Kowan
Mrs. Doc Mireille Capelle
Doc Galen Dole
Analyst Stefan Kennedy


Direction Orpha Phelan
Musical direction Karel Deseure
Set- and costume design Madeleine Boyd
Light design Matthew Haskins
Choreography & direction assistant Lauren Poulton
Assistant musical direction Klaas-Jan de Groot
Choir direction Jori Klomp
Orchestra philharmonie zuidnederland
Choir Theaterkoor Opera Zuid in collaboration with Kooracademie Maastricht