Virtual première Ritratto by Willem Jeths from the Music Theatre Amsterdam
One of the first cultural victims of the corona crisis in the Netherlands is the opera Ritratto by composer Willem Jeths. The opera would premiere on Friday March 13, 2020 at Dutch National Opera as part of the Opera Forward Festival. All theaters and concert halls closed this day due to corona measures. A video recording of the dress rehearsal was streamed on March 21 on the YouTube channel of the Dutch National Opera. At least Ritratto was given a virtual premiere. The video remains available as long as the theater is closed.
Photo Ruth Waltz