Rotterdam Central Station decor of Opera Odysseus

Minora plays a Opera on location, Odysseus: a Opera plays in and around the Station Hall of Rotterdam Central station

The Opera Team offers a glimpse into the world of the traveling man. What are the feelings of this mobile travelers who are so unperturbed by the world move? Departure, desire, alienation, and expectation is what these people in their journey together. The opera is a cross-production, based on the opera Penelope La Casta by

A. Scarlatti with pieces of C. Monteverdi and W.A. Mozart. The performance starts on a neighboring metro station, from which the opera team takes the visitor by playing to the main train Station.

The Greek antique legend of Odysseus and Penelope also remains relevant at this time. Odysseus and Penelope embody the two central aspects of the performance: the (on) move and waiting. Odysseus is the traveler. As a refugee who departs from a war zone, or just the commuter on his way to his work.

Playing at “The Stationshuiskamer in Rotterdam with beautiful views of the station Hall, from 20 to 22 October.


Opera Minora has a special position

Opera Minora has a special position within the Dutch opera culture by an innovative and experimental approach. Opera Minora makes professional performances of unknown room operas on any (UN) imaginable location.

Accessibility, relevance, flexibility and originality with high musical level are the top features of our productions. We hooks to at current events and timeless issues.

The performances are distinguished mainly by the daring locations. Opera Minora chooses for adventurous urban play areas, looking for contact and short-lived fusion between fiction and reality and artists with the (accidental) audience.

The Opera team mixes itself more and more on the streets, leaving dynamics and interaction between opera and the environment.

Opera Minora strives to pick up people from the daily grind to kidnap and spiritually to another world, which, however, has relevance for the era in which we live. A time to physically stopping here and with the spirit to go on a trip.


Friday 20 October: 20:00 hours

Saturday 21 October: 20:00 hours

Sunday 22 October: 14:00 hours



Credits-Images: Opera Minora



Djemaa el Fna Rotterdam: sharing culture and cuisine . September 22 – 24 th

Djemaa el Fna Rotterdam: sharing culture and cuisine

Friday 22nd-Sunday 24 September

From Friday the 22nd – Sunday the 24th of September, Rotterdam’s Museumpark will transform into a culinary oasis: Djemaa el Fna Rotterdam. Visitors experience the Marrakech vibes of 1001 Arabian Nights without having to leave the Netherlands. This will be the festival’s fifth edition.

Like its inspiration and namesake, the age-old Djemaa el Fna square of Marrakech, the festival is a vibrant place where the community comes together to enjoy food and culture. It will feature live music, literature and spoken word performances, comedy, visual arts, theatre performances and culinary talkshows. There will also be a wide range of acitvities for children and families. And of course, there will be food: around 40 carefully selected chefs serve their fragrant dishes straight from the barbecue and tajine. Stylish souvenirs will be for sale in the narrow streets of the souq.

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Parking: Parkeergarage Museumpark, directly below the festival location


Location Museumplein Rotterdam