For the past two weeks I had the privilege of reviving the Center of Contemporary Opera’s production of Louis Andriessen’s Odysseus’ Women + Anais Nin. We rehearsed our show in Amsterdam and opened at the Operadagen festival in Rotterdam. Our next two shows were at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ as a part of Andriessen-fest, celebrating the composer’s 80th birthday. I had the honor of working again with director Jorinde Keesmaat and making new friends with the members of the Nieuw Amsterdams Peil ensemble. From exploring the gorgeous city of Amsterdam to diving into this incredible piece again, this trip was a dream come true.
I had an amazing time exploring Amsterdam. Highlights included ALL THE CHEESE, open air markets, stroopwaffles, a canal boat cruise, and living on a house boat!