Nieuwe Jonkerstraat 8 , 1011 CM Amsterdam

The Impresario

The Impresario

short comic opera by W.A. Mozart

Performances are presented in Dutch. Because of the visual and musical character of the performance, the language is no problem. We provide a programme of the performance in English. 
A performance for both adults and children (min. 8 yrs.). Approx. 1 ½ hrs. (interval included).


Large wooden marionettes, put on stage by six puppeteers.

‘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…

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.

Information for children

“Duet for Cat and Baritone”

Stan Lambregts – baritone
Karin ten Cate – soprano