• The News – a reality opera by Jacob ter Veldhuis


    THE NEWS a is a reality opera in which live music is synchronized with non-fiction footage from the international media, based on speech grooves. The drama is constructed using broadcasts from newscasters, politicians, scientists, televangelists, athletes, movie stars and celebrities discussing a vast array of socio-political issues, from global warming to the credit crunch, as well as matters of war and peace to trivialities, thus exposing our western society’s obsession with public image, fame, catastrophe and morality. A 10 piece band performs live from a newsroom, featuring LOIRE and Nora Fischer as anchors-singers. Coming up: the 5th edition by Nationale Reisopera.



    vocals – Nora Fischer & Loire
    Nederlandse Reisopera & Nederlands Blazersensemble
    feat. Dick de Graaf – reeds / Dimitar Bodurov – keyboard / Jeroen Kimman – el guitar


    23 May – Wilminktheater, Enschede (premiére)
    31 May – Odeon de Spiegel, Zwolle
    2 June – Paradiso, Amsterdam
    5 June – Vrijthof Theater, Maastricht