A family show by Holland Opera in co-production with Duda Paiva Company & New European Ensemble. To be seen during the Christmas holidays at Theater Veerensmederij – Amersfoort: REINAERT DE V. – and tour 2024 in the Dutch theaters.

Queen Nobel holds Court Day. All animals complain about the malicious deeds of Reynard the Fox. Bruun the Bear and Tibeert the Cat have to fetch Reynard, but he outsmarts them each time. Only when his daughter Rosseline insists does Reynard appear at the court. Reynard is convicted… He seems to convince Queen Nobel of his innocence with a sublime story. But Reynard has underestimated one person: his daughter.

The medieval tale is specially adapted for this performance by double ‘Gouden Griffel’ winner Simon van der Geest.

Oene van Geel (winner of VPRO/Boy Edgar Prize 2013) creates a versatile musical composition, giving each animal its own musical idiom.

A multidisciplinary family show with puppeteers and dancers from Duda Paiva Company, musicians from the New European Ensemble, and singers from Holland Opera.

Reinaert de V. is fun for everyone aged 7 and up!

Music: Oene van Geel | Libretto: Simon van der Geest | Direction: Joke Hoolboom | Choreography: Duda Paiva | Decor: Douwe Hibma | Video: Ard van der Veldt | Graffiti: Caspar Cruse | Costume design: Bregje van Balen | Puppets: Duda Paiva, Yazan Maksud, Nasam Abboud, Evita Rigert

Rosseline: Josje Eijkenboom | Reinaert: Niek Idelenburg | Koningin Nobel: Lucie van Ree of Isabel Pronk | Canteclaer & Tybeert: Arnout Lems | Bruun: Oliver Wagstaff | Cuwaert: Ivana Borsje

New European Ensemble:
Klarinet: James Meldrum | Altviool: Emlyn Stam | Cello: Willem Stam | Slagwerk: Porter Ellerman

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LOCATION: Theater Veerensmederij

Soesterweg 330 – Amersfoort

The Veerensmederij is a 12-minute walk behind Amersfoort Central Station. Take the Mondriaanplein exit. There is free parking available right in front of the venue’s entrance.