is a contemporary opera about the growing divide between the farmer and the
citizen. Made in joint collaboration by Silbersee, Gouden Haas and Slagwerk Den
Haag, the performance is not shown in a classical theatre setting but on
location, at different farms in the Netherlands.
Peeters was commissioned a
photo exhibition depicting the life of eleven Dutch agriculturalists, which the
public could visit before or after the performance. The series depicts the
modern farmer’s approach; their strengths, their struggles, their stubbornness
to pursue the passion for what they do.
– Karavaal Festival (2018), Egmond aan den Hoef, The Netherlands – Oerol, Terschelling (2018), The Netherlands – Grazende Zwaan (2018), Nieuw Vennep, The Netherlands
farmer’s family comes together to bury their deceased mother and to divide the
meager inheritance. The son stayed at the potato farm. The daughter left the
countryside for a more refined city life. With the division of the inheritance
the family threatens to become further torn apart.
is an opera about the tension between city and countryside: the differences in
landscape, culture and lifestyle. In the modern farmer there may house an
independent soul, in the meantime he is bound in all respects: to the banks, to
European rules and to customers who stipulate minimum prices.
The opera was performed on location. – Karavaan festival, Egmond a/d Hoef – Oerol, Terschelling
– Aardappelvreters is een geslaagd sprookje, De Volkskrant, June 3rd 2018 • read here
– Mooie beelden en muziek in Aardappelvreters, Scènes, June 3rd 2018 • read here
– Radio interview (min 54), Spijkers met Koppen, NPO Radio 2, June 2nd 2018 • listenn here – Kiezen tussen Stad en Land, Theatherkrant, June 1st 2018 • read here – Theater in het hoge gras is razend populair, Trouw, June 1st • read here – Een opera tussen de koeien, Noordhollands Dagblad, May 31st 2018 • read here – Onbekende Werelden Induiken, De Telegraaf, May 31th 2018 • read here