Learning and understanding opera

Opera course at De Doelen

Learning and understanding Opera

The opera course is a joint initiative of  De Doelen, Luxor Theater and Theater Rotterdam which aims to make opera understandable and accessible to everyone. The course takes the visitor past three operas in three different theatres, and every opera visit is preceded by a course evening. The three-course evenings take place at De Doelen. Every evening starts with a general section about the history and historical development of the opera. After the break, a substantive part follows which is focused on the opera visited the following week. This year, you can also expand your course package with a performance at Pathé Schouwburgplein, where you can watch a live performance of the opera in New York.

Starting October 2019, Theater Rotterdam


Wednesday, 2 October 2019 course evening 1

Monday, 7 October 2019 Don Giovanni (Mozart) De Doelen (7:30 PM)

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 course evening 2

Monday, 23 March 2020 De Parelvissers (Bizet) New Luxor Theater (8 PM)

Thursday, 16 April 2020 course evening 3

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 Bride for Sale (Smetana) Rotterdamse Schouwburg (19:30 PM)

The course evenings take place at the Doelen from 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Price opera course: € 148.50 per person (3-course evenings + 3 x first-class tickets, incl. discount on the tickets).

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