Roodhapje - Holland Opera

Roodhapje (Little Red Riding Food) (7+)

Holland Opera
Sun 16 Feb 2025 13:30 - 14:30
Sun 16 Feb 2025
13:30 - 14:30
  • Sun 16 Feb 2025
    13:30 - 14:30
    Grote Zaal


Sabra El Bahri Khatri Little Red Riding Hood
Karin Strobos Grandmother
Niek Idelenburg Wolf
Chris Saris percussion
Jurgen Burdorf guitar

Steven Kamperman music
Joke Hoolboom direction, libretto based on the play Roodhapje by Imme Dros
Douwe Hibma set design
Maarten Warmerdam lighting design
Tom Gelissen sound design
Sophie Ketting costumes

Modern take on classic fairy tale

Little Red Riding Hood has to visit grandmother, but she doesn’t feel like it at all. She is intrigued when she encounters the wolf on her journey. She has never met a wolf before, and he speaks so eloquently and touchingly. Almost like a poet! But why does he keep calling her Little Red Riding Food? This cool and swinging opera for children brings the classic fairy tale to life in a whole new way.

Roodhapje is based on the book De wolf die tegen water praatte (‘The wolf who talked to water’) by Imme Dros. In this book, the wolf is the main character, instead of Little Red Riding Hood. Holland Opera, the first real youth opera house in Europe, used it as the basis for a modern interpretation of the fairy tale, with music that combines classical, rock and blues. Due to popular demand, this hit opera from 2016 is returning to the stage once again.

‘Roodhapje is a sassy, energetic youth opera. A modern interpretation of the fairy tale. Cool pilot hats, leather jackets and long coats give the singers a bold look.’ ★★★★ Volkskrant

‘In the swinging performance of Roodhapje, Holland Opera once again cleverly adapts the conventions of the genre to what appeals to children.’ ★★★★ NRC

This concert is Dutch spoken. You’re welcome to enjoy the music.