Opera Forward Festival 2020

Initiated by the DNO, the annual Opera Forward Festival combines new operas with a programme of talks. One of the highlights this year is Ritratto, a world premiere by young Dutch composer Willem Jeths about wealthy socialite Luisa Casati, who liked to surround herself with the prominent artists of her time. Two Brecht/Weill works are also on the programme: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, a satire on turbocapitalism directed by Ivo van Hove, and The Seven Deadly Sins, which stars renowned Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek.