Stuyvesant Zero - an opera in 2 scenes and a debate

Caroline Ansink/Jonathan Levi

What do Weststellingwerf and New York have in common?

Peter Stuyvesant!

He was a native son of Scherpenzeel, Governor of New Amsterdam (as New York was called in the mid 17 th century) and famous for both his silver peg leg and his persecution of Quakers, Jews and Native Americans. In Stuyvesant Zero - an Opera in two Scenes and a Debate , American writer Jonathan Levi, Dutch composer Caroline Ansink and Opera Spanga's irreverent director Corina van Eijk, set Stuyvesant loose on the stage, using words and music to ask some uncomfortable questions about nationality, religion and freedom which are still relevant today.

Presented out of doors on the historic Blessebrugschans and in front of the modern city hall of Westellingwerf, Stuyvesant Zero provides Opera Spanga with yet another opportunity to expand and explode the traditional meaning of "opera".

Performance dates: August 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31 and September 1, 2 and 4.



Peter Marcel van Dieren
Judith, Yehudit Klara Uleman
Asher, Ali Sinan Vural
Esther, Samira Pearlmira Vincent
musical direction Ezequiel Menalled
director and producer Corina van Eijk
producer Greetje Sluijs
discussion leader Bahram Sadeghi
art director Jolanda Lanslots
costumes Pieter van Rooij
sound Patricia Boogaard
make up Saskia Ellemeet
assistant to the director Maaike Verdonk
pianist and vocal coach Nathalie Doucet
technician Gijs 't Hoen
pr en sales Bas Kleijn
office management Mieke Bender

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