World class dance, stunning costumes and mesmerising music by composers like Vivaldi. The Baroque spectacle Pearl is one of the most successful productions of Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and has attracted over 50,000 visitors.

Baroque comes alive

Pearl radiates the lush, theatrical magnificence of the Baroque era fuelled by a distinctly contemporary verve and dynamic. Ed Wubbe's dazzling choreography ignites a world of seduction, beauty and splendour. Unfolding in a superbly designed operatic staging, Pearl tells the story of passions that are all too human. Pearl throws you headlong into a world of beauty and inescapable decay. Packed with all the ingredients of a classic drama, Pearl is poised to steal many more hearts.

For Pearl, the celebrated Baroque ensemble Combattimento recorded a virtuoso version of largely unknown arias and compositions from the glorious world of Baroque music. Indulge your senses with gorgeous scenery and spectacular costumes that conjure the splendours of a twenty-first century Venetian court.

17 January 2020
to 10 April 2020


Ed Wubbe


Pamela Homoet


Vivaldi, Merula, De Visee


Friday17 Jan 2020 - 20:00PerformancePearl Schouwburg De KringRoosendaalTickets
Tuesday21 Jan 2020 - 20:15PerformancePearl Theater 't SpeelhuisHelmondTickets
Wednesday22 Jan 2020 - 20:15PerformancePearl Theaters TilburgTilburgTickets
Thursday30 Jan 2020 - 20:15PerformancePearl Posthuis TheaterHeerenveenTickets
Friday31 Jan 2020 - 20:15PerformancePearl Theater De BusselOosterhoutTickets
Ed Wubbe (photo Bryndis Brynjolfsdottir)
Ed Wubbe

Press reviews

de Volkskrant

"Pearl was simply incredible. Word class dance."

De Limburger

"Pearl is outstanding drama."

Dagblad Tubantia

“It's good to see Scapino return with this splendid production – Pearl is a feast for the senses.”

Noordhollands Dagblad

“The opening alone is breath-taking, when the dancers bewitch the audience with their dazzling costumes. A dazzling, theatrical and conflicted world, Pearl is pure Baroque, but Baroque that’s very much of today.”

Leeuwarder Courant

“The amazing thing about Wubbe's choreography is the way it melds elegance and grandeur with a vibrant, raw energy and agility. You almost feel the music was created for the choreography, rather than the other way around.”