short comic opera by W.A. Mozart
In Amsterdam, performances are presented in Dutch.
We provide a programme of the performance in English.
Mozart wrote ‘The Impresario’ (‘Der Schauspieldirektor’) in 1786 for a festive banquet at Schloss Schonbrunn, Vienna.
The Amsterdam Marionette Theatre made a special adaptation of this play, in which Mozart himself pulls the strings.
‘The Impresario’ is set behind the scenes of an opera theater in Mozarts time. Two ‘prima donna’s’ are having a fight for the main role, in the name of high art and for the benefit of the honoured audience. Mozart himself sets in motion a surprising outcome…
A performance for both adults and children (min. 10 yrs.). Approx. 1 ½ hrs. (a short interval included).
“Duet for Cat and Baritone”
Stan Lambregts – baritone
Karin ten Cate – soprano