Rehearsals of the family performance The Theory of Everything | Dutch National Opera

The spoken-word opera The Theory of Everything follows eleven-year-old Nia’s magical and philosophical quest for more time. Her grandmother, a leading scientist, wants Nia to use her amazing mathematical skills to help her in her laboratory in a joint effort to solve the physics conundrum of the theory of everything. But Nia’s aunt, a famous dancer, sees Nia’s talent for dance and wants her to spend all her time in the dance studio so she can become a great soloist. Nia could do either and wants to do both, but she doesn’t know how to manage it. She feels forced to choose. If only she had more time… 


Libretto: Roziena Salihu
Concept and stage direction: Naomi van der Linden
Concept and musical direction: Hanne van de Vrie
Choreography: Jomecia Oosterwolde
Set and costumes: Dymph Boss
Lighting: Ianthe van der Hoek
Arrangement/composer electronic music: Jan van Eerd
Dramaturgy: Naomi Teekens
Nia: Houda Bibouda
Oma: Elena Vink
Tante: Jomecia Oosterwolde
Ensemble: Nienke Nasserian, Anna Traub, Joris van Baar
Percussion and electronics: Jan van Eerd
Piano: Charlie Bo Meyering
Cello: Geneviève Verhage

School performances
A number of performances will be given especially for schools.

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