Michel van der Aa


October 2020

Upload - teaser

Katja HerbersKatja Herbers

Happy to share that the brilliant Katja Herbers, Ashley Zukerman, Esther Mugambi, Samuel West and Claron McFadden will be featuring in the film part of “Upload”.
The live parts will be performed by Roderick Williams and Julia Bullock.

The world premiere is 20 March 2020 at Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Upload is commissioned by Dutch National Opera, Oper Köln, Park Avenue Armory, Bregenzer Festspiele, Ensemble Musikfabrik, and doubleA Foundation. Nominee of the FEDORA Opera Prize 2020.

Here’s a first glimpse…


Michel van der Aa (Netherlands, 1970) is a truly multidisciplinary figure in contemporary music. A unique voice, he combines composition with film and stage direction, and script writing. Classical instruments, voices, electronic sound, actors, theatre and video are all seamless extensions of his musical vocabulary.

upcoming performances


recent video

Upload - teaser

Uploadfilm opera ft. Julia Bullock, Roderick Williams, Katja Herbers, Ashley Zukerman, Esther Mugambi
2:02 min. teaser

recent audio


Editors Jonathan Reeder, Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Web-design Studio Lonne Wennekendonk
Realisation Martijn ten Napel & Kyver
Latest update 18 March 2021