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O. Festival | Opera Days Rotterdam

O. Festival | Opera Days Rotterdam

May 20, 2022May 29, 2022
Various locations
Rotterdam
Prices starting at 7,50 euros

For a week, Rotterdam will be hosting more than 100 opera performances, revealing the future of opera at various indoor and outdoor venues at O. Festival!

O. Festival 2022

O. Festival, formerly known as Opera Days (Operadagen), is an international festival that offers contemporary opera and music theatre. Now in its 15th year, the event is not only aimed at aficionados, but also intends to reach a new audience.

Photo: © Rosa Quist, courtesy of O. Festival  O. Festival Opera Days Rotterdam

The festival organisers declare that "O. is a festival for visitors who are curious. O. stands for opera and opening up the genre. O. thinks outside the box. O. is Opera. Music. Theatre. O. is open-minded. O. excites, moves, innovates, connects. O. is diverse as the city of Rotterdam itself."

Heroic and topical stories will be revealed, of people who leave their familiar world behind, cross literal and symbolic boundaries, and undergo great changes in the hope of (re)discovering their identities.

Photo: © Haris Begic, courtesy of O. Festival  O. Festival Operadagen Rotterdam

International highlights at O. Festival 

The programme for O. Festival presents several international highlights, which include fresh interpretations of classical works, as well as newly minted performances.

One of the main highlights is Madrigals, an exhilarating performance that takes on Monteverdi's repertoire with incredible surprises. Another gem at this year's festival is Rotterdammers, a community project in which Rotterdam stories become input for songs of protest. There's also an extensive cinematic programme, consisting of documentaries and video clips, showing at Worm and AVL Mundo.

Photo: © Rosa Quist, courtesy of O. Festival  O. Festival Rotterdam

Get your tickets

Browse the O. Festival website for information on the great deals: single tickets from 7,50 euros, day passes for 49 euros and all-access multi-day passes for 179 euros.

Photo: © Salih Kilic, courtesy of O. Festival  O. Festival formerly known as Opera Days

Photo: © Rosa Quist, courtesy of O. Festival  O. Festival Opera Days Rotterdam Netherlands

Thumb photo: © Salih Kilic, courtesy of O. Festival