Once a year, the Grachtenfestival, in collaboration with the Van Loon Museum, presents Opera in the Grachtentuin. This year the beautiful garden of Museum Van Loon will be the setting for the opera: The Old Maid and the Thief. An opera in one act by the Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007), with an English libretto. From 13 to 18 August 2019 attendees will have the opportunity to experience this twisted but comic love story and to be part of the 16th anniversary of Opera in the Grachtentuin.
The Old Maid and the Thief tells the story of two women who fall in love with the same man and do everything to win him over. It is a twisted story about morals, betrayal and the power of evil women.