16th May 2018, 13:00- 16:00


Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Repeat After Me,  A public showcase from the University of the Underground’s students.

For their latest brief, University of the Underground students have been working with theatre tutor and opera director Sjaron Minailo to to develop, write, design and perform a concept for an opera as a reflection on a collective traumatic event. Working in pairs or individually, and paired with a dramaturgy student they were tasked with choosing an organization and have defining the specific trauma associated with this organization. Then, using the technique of ‘Reenactment’ to collectively represent the traumatic event, they will offer a reflection in the form of an Opera. Each group will have produced a concept book/magazine on their opera accopanied with a short perfomance – either a trailer or an extract of their final Opera at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet.

As part of this brief, students were lucky enough to have award-winning director Peter Sellars to advise them along the way through masterclasses or visits to the studio rehearsal of La clemenza di Tito at the National Opera!

Pop down to the Dutch National Opera & Ballet on the 16th of May to check out the student’s hard work!