Ernst Daniël Smid will give a comeback concert in May. The opera singer, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, will perform twice in AFAS Live in Amsterdam on May 29. The 69-year-old Smid already announced in December that he was thinking about performing again.
Because of Parkinson’s disease, Smid suffered from severe tremors and had difficulty speaking. He has a lot less trouble with the condition due to brain surgery.
After his rehabilitation, Smid took singing lessons and sang with his daughter Coosje. “I even dared to dream of a grand concert again and that wish is now being fulfilled,” says the singer. “I am a happy man.”
During the concert, Smid sings well-known songs by artists such as Ramses Shaffy and Frank Sinatra. He is accompanied by the Dutch Event Choir and the 35-piece orchestra The New Symphonics.
He also performs musical and film music. His daughter Coosje and The voice of Holland winner Pleun Bierbooms, among others, also participate in the concert. Ticket sales for the shows start Friday.