With the group I piccoli holandesi – serious comedy & opera, which he founded in 2001, he directed, designed and performed in a number of acclaimed opera productions. He created solo-performances around stories of Thomas Bernhard (music of Bach and Telemann) and Cervantes (Philidor).
Pantus’ production of Svadebka (premiering the original version of Stravinsky’s Les Noces and L’Histoire du Soldat) with chamber choir Cappella Amsterdam toured Europe and was selected for the prestigious Koninginnedagconcert (Queen’s Day’s concert), broadcast live on television. In 2011 he wrote Don Quichot and Sinterklaas, for Radio Kamer Filharmonie with music by a.o. Bart Visman, and directed the opera El retablo de Maese Pedro (Manuel de Falla), in which he performed the role of Don Quichot. Most recently his production Frommerfranz, an ode to Schubert performed by vocal ensemble Frommermann, was received with great acclaim. In 2016 the opera De allochtoon will be premiered, written by Visman (music) and Pantus (libretto).