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O. Festival | Opera Days Rotterdam

O. Festival | Opera Days Rotterdam

Aug 23, 2021Aug 29, 2021
Various locations
Rotterdam

O. Festival | Opera Days Rotterdam

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 2021

O. Festival, formerly known as Opera Days (Operadagen) is an international festival that offers contemporary opera and music theatre, now in its 14th year. It's not only aimed at aficionados, but it 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 Moby Dick, at last, Queequeg Speaks, a Jazzy opera about power and the need for closeness in an increasingly polarised world. Another gem at this year's festival is Dolls, a set of absurd opera parodies in which Barbie dolls play the lead. 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

O. Festival venues

The O. Festival locations are easy to access by public transportation. Here are the venues where the O. Festival 2021 performances will be taking place:

  • AVL Mundo
  • Annabel
  • Buitenplaats Brienenoord
  • de Doelen
  • De HBS
  • De Wasserij
  • Dudok in Het Park
  • Floating Farm
  • HAKA-gebouw
  • Hotel New York
  • KINO
  • Kruisplein
  • Laurenskerk
  • Luchtpark Hofbogen
  • RDM Kantine
  • TR Witte de With
  • Theater Babel
  • Theater Zuidplein
  • Volksuniversiteit Rotterdam
  • WORM
  • Werkplaats Walhalla

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 149 euros. The festival organisers have devised a corona-proof festival and health and safety measures will be followed in the highest regard. A maximum of 30 audience members will be admitted to each performance.

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