Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Great hall
3 hours, 1 break
What better way to kick off the opera season than with McBurney’s phenomenal staging of Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? With its beloved comical figure of the bird-catcher Papageno, Die Zauberflöte is an opera for all ages.
English director and actor Simon McBurney – acclaimed for his stirring self-directed solo performance The Encounter at the Holland Festival in 2016 – draws on a myriad of multimedia techniques for his productions. McBurney is particularly interested in the expressive power of the human body, and his stage productions employ an extremely physical acting style. Prior to Die Zauberflöte, Dutch National Opera hosted his opera-directorial debut A Dog’s Heart.
Thomas Oliemans returns in the role of Papageno. Debuting at Dutch National Opera as conductor is Antonello Manacorda, principal conductor of Het Gelders Orkest.
Co-production with English National Opera, London, and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence