Slopera, the tragedy of a street about to be demolished

100% Rotterdam opera with cast of stars, (former) residents and dancing wrecking ball.

Roffa 2020: 53 social housing units in the Almondestraat will be demolished. While the old residents move out, a motley crew of neighborhood initiatives and urban nomads - artists, expats, bank sleepers and other oddities - take up residence in the meantime under the name Pension Almonde. In this Slopera, the light shines on old and new residents.

Text, music & direction the opera

  • Hajo Doorn
  • Louis van der Waal

Programme & direction the street

  • (HAHA)Productions
  • Rolf Engelen
  • Roxy Capriles
  • Charlien Adriaenssens

The theory

  • Stad in De Maak
  • Melle Smets

Acting

  • Wijkbewoner en bewoners van Pension Almonde
  • John Buijsman
  • Gabby Bakker
  • Nastaran Razawi Khorasani
  • Jan Rot
  • Jacqueline Blom
  • Maartje Remmers
  • Belinda van der Stoep
  • Stephanie Pan
  • Rolf Engelen
  • Gerard Olthaar
  • Jacco Weener
  • Luuk Haaze
  • Juul van de Laar
  • Isabel Pronk
  • Lisa Schol
  • Erik Jutten
  • Gilbert van Drunen
  • Codarts studenten koor

Choral arrangements & coaching

  • Amir Vahidi

Artistic advice

  • Matijs Jansen

Sound

  • WG

Photography

  • Frank Hanswijk

Producer

  • Lique van Gerven
  • Yoka van Zuijlen (OperaDagen Rotterdam)
  • Iris van Wijk

In assignment of

  • Stad in De Maak

Producers

  • Wunderbaum
  • (Haha)Productions
  • Contemporary Glory Contemporary Cash
  • Hajo Doorn
  • OperaDagen Rotterdam

Past dates

  • September 2020

    27

    op locatie Almondestraat
    Rotterdam

  • September 2020

    26

    op locatie Almondestraat
    Rotterdam

  • September 2020

    25

    op locatie Almondestraat
    Rotterdam

DEELNEMENDE ARTIESTEN

Jack Bardwell

Kirsten Spruit

Ben Earl

Jacco Jansen

Josephine Baan

Philippa Driest

Quinten Whyte

Rolf Engelen

Rosh Abdelfatah

Roxette Capriles

Theresa Münz

Spitler

Elsemarijn Bruys

Jip van der Hek

Kroko Schilte

Vanessa Jane Phaff

Charlien Adriaenssens

Iris van Wijk

Múz Spaans

Brooklyn en Bentley Keehnen

Studio C.A.R.E.

Frank Hanswijk

Andrea Ortega

Setareh Noorani

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Stad in De Maak

Sloperahuis

Taalent010

Suave Global

Cult North

Stadsklooster Engelenburg

KIOSK Rotterdam

Bio bulk bende

Al Khema, Taakstraf

Transformatorhuis

Good Times Bad Times

Heimweewoning

MET STEUN VAN

Gemeente Rotterdam Cultuur

City Lab 010

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

BankGiro Loterij Fonds

St. Bevordering van Volkskracht

GpH Verhagen stichting

Elise Mathilde Fonds

Job Dura fonds

CBK Rotterdam

Current projects