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Composer of the month


Sunday May 13, 2018





Warming up: 15.30 uur
Concert: 16.00 uur
Location: Diligentia
Lange Voorhout 5, Den Haag
Ticketlink: Klik hier

On Sunday May 13, 2018, 401DutchOperas and the Dutch Music Institute (NMI) organize a unique concert with forgotten operas of composers at the court of stadhouder William V in The Hague, composed for the French theater there in the period 1751-1793. Among the sloists are mezzo soprano Barbara Kozelj, soprano Elise Caluwaerts, tenor Marcel Reijans, Dutch baritone legend Marco Bakker, violin player Rémy Baudet, hobo player Martin Stadler, cellist Saskia van der Wel and harpsichordist/arranger Albert-Jan Roelofs. The young talent ensemble of muziekschool Den Haag with supervisor Peter le Feber will give several performances in teh Hague and Amsterdam on location with modern arangemnts. Of course they also takea part in the Diligentia concert concertprogramma.

Entrance:  22.50 • 32,50 (1e rang)
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Opera of the month


Sunday May 13, 2018

150ZingoniGiovanni Batista Zingoni was born in Italy, but after he had his operas  Zenobia en La finta sposa created in Amsterdam in in 1760 en 1761, he obtained a post at the court chapel of William V in The Hague in 1764. For the French Theatre in the  Casuaristraat he then composed the operas Le Passetemps d'amour (1764), Démocrite (ca. 1767), Les Talents à la mode (1778) and Le Bonheur et la vertu (1782). Only of Le Passetemps d'amour and Démocrite a handful of airs survived. Highlights from Le Passetemps d'amour will be performed in Diligentia The Hague on may 13, 2018 at 401Concerts 14. The three tenor arias from the opera are performed by Marcel Reijans in an arrangement for viool (Rémy Baudet), obo (Martin Stadler), cello (Saskia van der Wel) and ahrpsichord, by harpsichordist and arranger Albert-Jan Roelofs.

Date: Sunday May 13, 2018
Warming up 3.30 PM
Concert: 4 PM
Location: Diligentia, Lange Voorhout 5, Den Haag
Entrance: euro 22,50 • 32,50
Complete programme: Click here
Ticketlink: Click here

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Hans Kox: Dorian Gray

Hans Kox fabulous opera Dorian Gray took 40 years to be released on CD. All details you find here

Kox's biography you find here

The CD can be ordered here

Donna Giovanna.

LIVE VERSLAG IN BEELD & GELUID VAN Donna Giovanna als drive-in movie! Verkrijgbaar op DVD!...

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Caroline Ansink

CAROLINE logoCaroline Ansink

a biography of the composer of Stuyvesant Zero can be found here.

NOW ONLINE: exclusive interview with Caroline Ansink, with unique sound & video fragments of her music.

Cloris en Roosje

CLORISROOSJEThe original CLORIS & ROOSJE 1686 / 1707

A Camerata Trajectina rediscovery, for the first time ever on CD:  a milestone in the rediscovery of Dutch opera !!!!

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Dutch Vocal ArtThis website serves to promote Dutch (and Flemish) Operas. Surprisingly, more than 400 Dutch operas have been composed since Carolus Hacquarts & Dirk Buysero’s opera De triomferende min (The triumphant servant) since 1680.


STIJLThis website will in time attempt to answer the question if there is 'a Dutch style'. As surprising as it may sound to those coming from countries with a living opera tradition, this is an open question in The Netherlands. The reason: from those operas composed before 1945, there is hardly a single note available in terms of recordings. Scores are partly lost or survive only fragementary, others have to be deciphered from obscure handwritings.


227 2 Falstaffrivisto flyerOpera Spanga and the Rosa ensemble give Verdi's opera a short hunderd and thirty years later a complete update: Falstaff becomes Falstaff Rivisto. Rosa's composers 'decomposed' Verdi's masterpiece. Acoustic sounds are mixed with electronics, The opera in set against a stage of four centuries of art history.

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Componist: Caroline Ansink
Jonathan Levi

For the moment you should use Google translate to read the Dutch text. We hope to provide a professional translation soon.



Carolus Hacquarts De Triomfeerende Min in schitterende reconstructie van Camerata Trajectina op het Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht. Verkrijgbaar op cd, binnenkort met filmfragmenten van de voorstelling uit Augustus 2012! Lees verder hier

342 years of Dutch operas

342JaarOf the more than 400 operas composed in The Netherlands in the span of 342 years, not a single one has managed to enter even the local repertoire. Among those forgotten operas are the first Dutch baroque operas, mostly in the French style of Lully's Versailles, opéra comiques after Grétry, grand opéras after Auber and Meyerbeer, along with full blooded romantic operas in the style of Verdi or Wagner.


Accent401DutchOperas is now initiating a book that will include all ca. 250 major Dutch operas composed with extensive plot summarys and musical descriptions. Their composers will be introduced, the genesis and performance history of their works shall be examined, along with a stylistic analyses and an introduction to the highlights of those scores.

An introductory chapter will provide a summary of the history of Dutch opera from its beginnings until its present state of affairs. This should include a survey of the rise and fall of The Netherlands' many opera companies since the 1680s.