Nieuwe Jonkerstraat 8 , 1011 CM Amsterdam

A Journey with Schubert

A Journey with Schubert

Poetical music theate for both adults and children (min. 6 yrs.).
Approx. 1 ½  hrs. (interval included).

‘A Journey with Schubert’ will be performed in a Dutch version. We provide a programme of the performance in English. Because of the visual and musical character of the performance, the language is no great barrier.

A babbling brook, the delicate green of the willow, birds sing their song: spring has come! A young miller sets out with a well-filled knapsack. From village to village, looking for a job –  and love.
Songs by Franz Schubert accompany him on an adventurous quest full of desire, merriment and surprise.
Six puppeteers play the big wooden marionettes and the countless animal figures in ever changing landscapes.

This production is performed with our own musical recording (baritone, mezzo-soprano, authentic Erard grand piano from Schubert’s time, cello  and clarinet).
Songs from Schubert’s famous cycle “Die Schöne Müllerin” (1823), but also other (known and unknown) songs by Schubert form the theme. A variety of beautiful romantic songs and many comic intermezzos. The songs are specially translated into Dutch for the marionette theatre and they are interspersed with instrumental music by Schubert and a soundscape of nature sounds.