Alain Altinoglu music director – Mieke De Groote Frank – Achille Ridolfi Eiler – Dietrich Henschel Buff – Marie-Aurore d'Awans Madame Pfeil – Nadine Baboy Mesdames Krone – Hervé Loka Sombo Mesdames Krone – Evelien Van Hamme Madame Volgelsang – Thomas Blondelle Herr Vogelsang – Liv Redpath Madame Herz – Simona Šaturová Mademoiselle Silberklang – La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
Der Schauspieldirektor, KV 486 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
This event can not take place due to the latest restrictions regarding COVID-19. If you have already purchased a ticket for the event, you can find all necessary information here.
Competing singers, big egos and hectic preparations: it’s safe to say Mozart drew from his own experience when writing Der Schauspieldirektor in 1786. This “comedy with music”, written about the same time as Le nozze di Figaro, pokes fun at the world of opera in which he worked. In our concert version, Music Director Alain Altinoglu leads a cast of Mozart specialists through the sparkling light-footedness of this funny and inventive score, while the storyline and many dialogues get a surprisingly contemporary twist. Any resemblance to the current opera scene is purely coincidental.
Der Schauspieldirektor replaces the initially planned concert production of De Kinderen der Zee, which will be postponed until a later season.