Serge van Veggel
Serge van Veggel is one of the founders of OPERA2DAY.
In recent years, as artistic director, scenarist and director, he developed a series of performances of a very diverse nature there. In doing so, he often adopts a conceptual approach, creating new works from existing repertoire. This applied, for example, to La troupe d'Orphée around repertoire by Charpentier, Dolhuys Kermis with baroque lamenti, Dr. Miracles last illusion with (late) romantic repertoire, Vivaldi - Dangerous Liaisons and J.S. Bach - The Apocalypse with baroque repertoire, and Opera Melancholica, with music by Philip Glass.
As a director, Van Veggel has a penchant for combining opera with other genres such as text theater, dance, film, puppetry or illusionism, and playing opera at unusual locations. In addition to new creations, he has directed titles from the repertoire such as The Fairy Queen, La Giuditta (Alessandro Scarlatti), Médée (Cherubini), Hamlet (Thomas) and Carmina Burana (Orff), usually with though innovative conceptual approaches. He created screenplay and libretti for Mariken in de tuin der lusten, with music by Calliope Tsoupaki .
He also made music-theater performances and staged recitals both within OPERA2DAY and outside.