After Life at the Nederlanse Opera

What was the most defining moment in your life?
This is the question that stands at the heart of Michel van der Aa s opera. Taking the film of the same name by Hirokazu Kore-Eda as its basis, the opera introduces us to people who are taken directly from their earthly existence into heaven. They may experience their most important memory once more in the form of a film and then take it with them into eternity.

Floriaan Ganzevoort did the lighting design for this revival in altered version at De Nederlandse Opera.

After Life

Michel van der Aa 1970
musical direction
Otto Tausk

Michel van der Aa

set design Dries Verhoeven
lighting design Floriaan Ganzevoort
costumes Robby Duiveman
video technique Peter Wilms
sound Clare Gallagher
dramaturgy Klaus Bertisch
Aiden Roderick Williams
Mr. Walter Richard Suart
Sarah Yvette Bonner
Ilana Margriet van Reisen
Chief Claron McFadden
Bryna Pullman Helena Rasker
orchestra Asko|Schoenberg