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LA MONNAIE DE MUNT

Der Schauspieldirektor

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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 this new production, 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.

Programme

Programme and biographies

Cast

Conductor: ALAIN ALTINOGLU
Concept, Staging & Libretto adaptations: MICHAEL DE COCK & FABRICE MURGIA
Video: GIACINTO CAPONIO

Frank: MIEKE DE GROOTE
Eiler: ACHILLE RIDOLFI
Buff: DIETRICH HENSCHEL
Madame Pfeil: MARIE-AURORE D'AWANS
Mesdames Krone: NADINE BABOY & HERVÉ LOKA SOMBO
Herr Vogelsang: YVES SAELENS
Madame Vogelsang: EVELIEN VAN HAMME
Madame Herz: LENNEKE RUITEN
Mademoiselle Silberklang SIMONA ŠATUROVÁ

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

Production DE MUNT / LA MONNAIE
Co-production KONINKLIJKE VLAAMSE SCHOUWBURG (KVS) & THÉÂTRE NATIONAL

Presented as part of the Troika partnership

In coproduction with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions, with the support of taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the tax shelter of the Belgian federal government