It’s one week away from the premiere of FAUST [working title] at the Dutch National Opera. I am working in the production as dramaturgical adviser. A key concept that the artistic team will be integrating into this work is the notion of the body and performative repertoire as a cultural archive. How can we engage the operatic canon from within the bodily archives of musicians/singers of color? What other (non-European) musical repertoires can we bring into the archive of the Dutch National Opera stage?
You can read about the artistic working process in this interview (in Dutch) with the stage and music directors, Lisenka Heijboer Castañón and Manoj Kamps.
Photo Credit: © Michel Schnater | Dutch National Opera | 2020