1999-2001 Kris Defoort was commissioned by LOD, Ro theater, deSingel, La Monnaie and others, to compose his first opera The Woman Who Walked into Doors, based on Roddy Doyle’s book of the same name. This ‘opera for actress, soprano and video screen’, directed by Guy Cassiers, was shown about 50 times all over Europe (Duisburg, Ruhrtriennale, Paris, Strassbourg, Brussels, Dublin, Zürich, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp,…) and was received with great enthusiasm by both press and public. Featuring Jacqueline Blom (actress), Paula Spencer – Claron McFadden (soprano):

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