The first season of Opera in Omniversum was a great success with sold out performances. That is why in the upcoming season, top productions of The Royal Opera can again be admired in the Hague’s famous dome theater. This time not only big on 140 square meters, but also live from London. Tickets for the operas with stars such as Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo and our own Eva-Maria Westbroek are already on sale through shop.omniversum.nl
Tue Jan 22, 2019, 7.40 pm: Tchaikovsky’s THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Eva-Maria Westbroek shines in Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera with his most beautiful music. The Queen of Spades, after a novel by Pushkin, is an oppressive ghost story full of unfulfilled desires.
The poverty-stricken soldier Gherman is in love with Liza, the fiancée of his best friend Jeletski. When Gherman hears that Liza’s grandmother knows a formula for winning cards, he decides to get her the secret and win a fortune to marry Liza.
With Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Stoyanov, Felicity Palmer, et al.
Director: Stefan Herheim, musical director: Antonio Pappano
Wed 30 Jan 2019, 19.40 hours: Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA
Superstar Plácido Domingo plays a star role in Verdi’s classic La traviata, the tragic story of a courtesan who sacrifices everything for love. At a party in her Paris salon, Alfredo falls in love with the courtesan Violetta. He is determined to cure her from her tuberculosis. The loving couple exchanges Paris for a quiet life in the countryside. Their happiness, however, comes to an end after a visit from Alfredo’s father.
With Plácido Domingo, Ermonela Jaho, Charles Castronovo, Pamela Helen Stephen, et al.
Director: Richard Eyre, musical director: Antonello Manacorda
Tue 2 Apr 2019, 7.10 pm: Verdi’s LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
A star cast led by diva Anna Netrebko can be admired in Verdi’s epic and ambitious opera La forza del destino, a tragedy about love, obsession and revenge. The marquis of Calatrava forbids a marriage of his daughter Leonora with Don Alvaro. He just manages to prevent them from marrying in secret. In the following scuffle Alvaro accidentally kills the Marquis. Dying, he cursed his daughter. Leonora and Alvaro are on the run, chased by Leonora’s brother Don Carlos who wants to avenge his father.
With Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Ferruccio Furlanetto, et al.
Director: Christof Loy, musical director: Antonio Pappano
thu 16 May 2019, 19.30 hrs: Gounods FAUST (encore)
Experience the elegance and decadence of Paris in 1870 in Faust, David McVicar’s spectacular and eye-pleasing production of Gounod’s most beloved opera. Disillusioned in life, Faust calls for the help of Satan. The devil Méphistophélès appears and concludes a deal with the old philosopher: he gives him youth and the beautiful Marguerite in exchange for his soul. Faust agrees and Méphistophélès makes Marguerite lose interest in her beloved Siébel and falls in love with Faust.
With Michael Fabiano, Erwin Schrott, Diana Damrau, Stéphane Degout, et al.
Director: David McVicar, musical director: Dan Ettinger