New Year’s Concert

Residentie Orkest
Fri 10 Jan / 20:15
Fri 10 Jan ’25
  • Fri 10 Jan ’25

Take your seat, relax, and let your heart swell to the most beautiful arias. The Residentie Orkest welcomes the new year with well-known operatic airs and flairs, fireworks and champagne. 


Verdi Triomfmars en ballet uit ‘Aida’
Verdi Ritorna vincitor uit ‘Aida’
Verdi Preludio uit ‘La Traviata’
Verdi È strano! – Ah fors’è lui che l’anima – Sempre libera
Puccini Preludio sinfonico
Puccini Vissi d’arte uit ‘Tosca’
R. Strauss Träumerei am Kamin uit ‘Intermezzo’
R. Strauss Ein schönes war: heiss Theseus uit ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’
Strauss jr. Ouverture ‘Die Fledermaus’
Strauss jr. Unter Donner und Blitz
Strauss jr. Perpetuum mobile
Strauss jr. Csardas uit ‘Die Fledermaus’

To celebrate the new year, we call on some of opera’s greatest hits. Enjoy unparallelled voices in pieces by the great masters: Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss. True Italian passion combined with drama, delicacy and festive Viennese polka fireworks. Tonight, the soloists and the Residentie Orkest are adding extra fizz to the champagne.

The richness of the arias, the contrasts in the vocal registers, the expressive melodies: the Italian grandmasters of opera knew how to keep audiences riveted to their seats. Which is precisely why we invited the loveliest, most dramatic opera voice that England has to offer to The Hague: the profusive expressiveness of soprano Claire Rutters is unforgettable. The orchestra is also excited to welcome Leslie Suganandarajah, chief conductor of the Salzburg Landtheater, for the first time. Suganandarajah is a natural communicator who imbues his performances with great charisma, energy and sensitivity, both on the symphonic and the operatic stage. There’s no better way to kickstart the new year! 

Cloakroom and drink 
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards.  

Ooievaarspas discount 
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.  


Leslie Suganandarajah dirigent
Claire Rutter sopraan