Amsterdams Marionetten Theater to Stage THE MAGIC FLUTE
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.
The show opens Saturday 13 September, 12.30 -16.30. The "Heritage Days" Junior Program (free entrance) will be Sunday, 14 September, 12.30 -16.30 and Saturday, 20 September at 20.00. On Sunday, 28 September, there will be an opera lunch.
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 € 16,-, 65+/ Student € 13,-, Children (till 14) € 7,50
Price Opera lunch sept. 28.: Adults € 29,50, Children (10 till 14) € 17,50 (lunch 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)
Pictured: Prince Tamino from The Magic Flute - W.A. Mozart. Photo by Florentyna Elderkamp.