Nomination Lotte de Beer!!

Today's in the Mayor's house, the AFK-fund (Amsterdams fonds voor de Kunsten) nominated Operafront's artistic leader and director Lotte de Beer for the "Amsterdamprijs voor de kunst" in the category "bewezen kwaliteit" (proven quality)! Lotte de Beer was represented by Clement & Sanôu at the announcement of the nomination.

At the 25th of august the awards will be presented to the winners...

17 aug La Bohème première on the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival 2013!

La Bohème

The new production of Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper & Operafront!

- NEW YORK TIMES - “The lively, updated staging is by Lotte de Beer, the young director of Robin de Raaff’s recent “Waiting for Ms. Monroe” at the Netherlands Opera. The set by Clement & Sanôu, who also did the lighting, focuses on the modern kitchen of the bohemians’ apartment, which also, somewhat confusingly seems to be part high-end boutique (at least until the merchandise is removed after Act 2). In any case, it is handsome and full of stylish details. The playwright Rodolfo writes at a laptop and throws pages of his opus into the oven for warmth.”


So jung, so klug, so heutig, so verstörend und berührend kann Oper auch sein. Die Rede ist von Giacomo Puccinis „La Bohème“ in der Wiener Kammeroper. Und zwar in der musikalischen Kammerfassung von Jonathan Dove, mit elektronischen Zwischenspielen der Komponistin Sinem Altan.

In der Kammeroper sieht und hört man eine unmittelbare, von Kitsch oder gar Pathos befreite „Bohème“, die endlich im Jahr 2013 angekommen ist. Auch dank Regisseurin Lotte de Beer und dem genialen Ausstatter-Duo Clement & Sanôu, die Puccinis Drama ins coole Bobo-Milieu verlegen, die eine gelangweilte Pseudo-Kunst-Schickeria zeigen. Penthouse, Kaufhaus und Krankensterbezimmer – so direkt, so unverfälscht ist Oper selten.

- OE24 - “Diese ‘Boheme’ ist sexueller, direkter und entfaltet eine Stärke, die von den Inszenierungen der großen Häusern fast unbekannt ist.” 


Artist of the Month: Ben Connor


August 1, 2013 / By Larry L. Lash,

 - Vienna – It was when I first saw Ben Connor in his underwear that I knew he had star quality. (it’s not what you think.) It was in an updated production of La boheme at Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper starring its Young Artist ensemble. Connor played Marcello as a grungy, spoiled brat, master of his domain, and entirely comfortable padding around his apartment in his skivvies. This wasn’t the Ben Connor I had seen as the comic relief in Rossini’s La Combiale di matrimonio, or in smaller roles at Theater an der Wien. Here, he totally embodied the vain painter with a rare, natural stage presence. He simply was Marcello. -

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Opera Bite of La bohème playing at EYE Film Institute

What are Opera Bites?! 


Opera Bites are live, mini 'appetizers' of our performances that show a tip of the veil of the full staged production. They are staged and designed to play on any imaginable location. You will find the movie clips on our website, youtube and you can catch them real live during street performances, train station performances, swimming pool performances etc!

Coming performances are on //

Tuesday 13th August at EYE Film Institute Amsterd

am // 13.30 PM // Press preview. 

Tuesday 13th August at Museumplein // around 16.00 PM

These performances will be played by:

Mimi // Çiğdem Soyarslan, Rodolfo // Andrew Owens

This Opera Bite is produced by Operafront with support of Het Kameroperahuis and the IT's Festival Amsterdam. 

Director: Lotte de Beer | Rodolfo: Deniz Yilmaz | Marcello: Alistair Shelton-Smith | Scenography: Clement & Sanôu | Video: Hans Hijmering