The premiere of community opera Maduro

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On Thursday 1 September, the history of war hero George Maduro came to life in the premiere of community opera Maduro. 

One hundred singers, the musicians of the Residentie Orkest, the dancers of the De Dutch Don’t Dance Division, and a cast that includes Alexander de Jong, Doris Baaten and Marlies Ruigrok, together delivered a smashing first performance.  

Maduro recounts the story of the Jewish resistance hero George Maduro: his life, his unhappy love, his heroism and tragic death, interwoven with the story of how the miniature city of Madurodam came to be, the monument that continues to keep his memory alive. 

The premiere was staged in a sold-out Danstheater. Among the audience were surviving relatives of George Maduro and several dignitaries including the ministers of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, and alderman for Mobility and Culture, Robert van Asten.  

In seizoen 22/23 in Amare:

A Christmas Carol (6+)

A Christmas Carol (6+)

De Dutch Don't Dance Division, Residentie Orkest en Amare

Sun 25 Dec '22 - Thu 29 Dec '22
  • no Dutch required
  • Amare Friends-korting

Meer verhalen van Amare:

Making of: Maduro ep. #2

In the second episode of 'Making of', we talk to the actors Doris Baaten and Alexander de Jong, and to Thom Stuart, the artistic leader of the De Dutch Don't Dance Division. 

Maduro: about the production

Read all about Maduro! From the war hero's lifestory to an overview of the faces behind the production, you'll find it all on our behind the scenes page.

Making of: Maduro ep. #1

More than 100 singers from The Hague and surrounding areas are involved in the Dutch city opera Maduro. In 'Making Of' we follow the rehearsals of the project choir and talk to the director.