Little Mermaid for Holland Opera

The production Little Mermaid is a free adaptation of the fairy tale by Hans Christiaan Andersen. The story is actualized in this family performance by Holland Opera that premiered this Christmas in their own theater in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

The challenge for this production was to create clear worlds for the sea, the land and the deep-sea which have their own characteristics and developments, but at the same time create smooth transitions between these worlds.

Maarten Warmerdam worked on this project together with delegated light designer Isabel Nielen.


Music: Oene van Geel РText: Herman van de Wijdeven РDirector and libretto: Joke Hoolboom РChoreography: Jenia Kasatkina РSet design: Douwe Hibma РLight design: Maarten Warmerdam РSound design: Tom Gelissen РCostume design: Esm̩e Thomassen РMask design: Lisa Louwers РMakeup design: Bernadette Hilhorst

Little Mermaid: Jade Stenhuijs – Sisters: Kelly Poukens, Florien Hilgenkamp and Veerle Sanders – Edvard Prins: Jorne van Bergeijk – Triton: Niek Idelenburg

Music Ensemble | Ragazze Quartet – Rosa Arnold, Jeanita Vriens, Annemijn Bergkotte and Rebecca Wise

Dance | Scholen in de Kunst

Cast A | Lara Rezzak, Anouk van Dalen, Susanne Paschedag, Yenthe de Vries, Eva Roest, Freya Gryffroy and Jasmijn van der Vinne.

Cast B | Willemien Pijls, Ellen Wieringa, Veerle van der Brug, Nicka Visser, Julide Aykul, Anick Fontein, Sam Louwrier, Liv Jansen and Ghislaine Pleizier.