Holland inserts a summer raritymain
Dutch National Opera, which shut down its current season at the weekend, had a surprise up its sleeve.
At the Holland Festival in June it will present Die ersten Menschen by Rudi Stephan, a young German composer who was killed in the First World War, aged 28.
The production is directed by Calixto Bieito, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by François-Xavier Roth and singers Kyle Ketelsen, Annette Dasch, Leigh Melrose and John Osborn.
The opening night will be streamed live and the company is hoping things might have improved enough by June to permit a imited audience.