Amsterdams Marionetten Theater to Present THE MAGIC FLUTE, April 21-June 7
The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) is an exotic adventure; a classical story about the struggle between good and evil. It's a fairytale....a story from the world of imagination inhabited by princes, princesses, dragons and exotic birds.
Mozart wrote "Die Zauberflöte" in 1791 to be performed in a small theatre in a suburban part of Vienna - which had no resemblance whatsoever to the huge opera theatres of today. The Amsterdam Marionette Theater brings back something of this original intimacy of Mozart's time. An interesting fact is that both Mozart and his friend and librettist Schikaneder were fascinated by the so called "magic opera": a form of music theater developed by Anton Stranitzky. This Stranitzky wrote history with his invention and representation on stage of the comical figure Hanswurst (the character on which Papageno in Die Zauberflöte was partly based). Moreover: he was himself the director of a marionette theatre! Stranitzky combined elements of the Vienna Folk Comedy with elements of puppetry and impressive magical theatrical effects. This new style inspired Mozart and Schikaneder to write their own "magic opera". A story from the realm of the imagination, in which our marionettes feel completely at home.
For adults & children (10 years and older), circa 2 hrs. The opera is performed in Dutch ('De Toverfluit'), but because of the musical and visual character of the performance, there is no serious barrier of language. We provide a programme of the performance in English.
mon. 21 apr. 12.30 The Magic Flute (with Easter lunch*)
sun. 27 apr. 14.00 The Magic Flute
sun. 4 may 14.00 The Magic Flute
sat. 17 may 20.00 The Magic Flute
sat. 7 june 18.00 The Magic Flute (Opera dinner*)
* Easter lunch or Opera dinner with The Magic Flute. The tables look festive, the theatre is lighted by candles... Between courses, the classical wooden marionettes, in their silk and velvet costumes, present Mozarts most famous opera The Magic Flute: A true fairytale, in which poetic and comic elements blend together.
We advise you to make a reservation in advance: +31(0)20-6208027 or email@example.com. Buy tickets online: www.marionettetheatre.com/reservations.html
In Amsterdam, performances are presented in Dutch. Because of the visual and musical character of the performance, the language is no great barrier. We provide a programme of the performance in English. The 2CD of The Magic Flute (De Toverfluit) is for sale: www.marionettentheater.nl/howtoorder.html
Prices: Adults € 15,-, 65+/ Student € 12,-, Children (till 14) € 6,-
Price Easter lunch april 21.: Adults € 29,50, Children (10 till 14) € 17,50 (lunch included)
Price Opera dinner june 7: € 35,- (dinner included)
Please make a reservation: +31(0)20-6208027 or firstname.lastname@example.org (mention date performance, how many tickets (adults, children and their age, 65 +, student), your telephone number).
Buy your tickets online: www.marionettetheatre.com/reservations.html
Theatre: Nieuwe Jonkerstraat 8, Amsterdam, Holland (10 min. walk from Amsterdam Central Station, near Nieuwmarkt)
Website / tickets online: www.marionettetheatre.com
Pictured: Prince Tamino from: The Magic Flute - W.A. Mozart. Photo by Florentyna Elderkamp.