Die Zauberflöte (2004)

6 March ’04 > 3 April ’04


Tamino is commissioned by the Queen of the Night to work with the bird catcher Papageno to rescue her daughter Pamina from Sarastro. The Queen of the Night gives Tamino a magic flute and Papageno a chime to protect them during their journey. During his search, Tamino discovers that Sarastro is not an evil ruler, but a good and wise priest and that the Queen of the Night has bad intentions. Sarastro imposes a number of trials on Tamino and Papageno, which they ultimately manage to overcome with the help of their magical instruments. Tamino and Pamina must endure the final trials, those of water and fire, together. After this they can enter Sarastro’s realm and thus have a better life. Papageno also gets what he wanted, namely his Papagena. The power of the Queen of the Night and that of the slave overseer Monostatos are destroyed.


Sarastro Bart Driessen
Tamino André Post
Sprecher Frans Kokkelmans
2. Priester/1. geharnischter Mann Jeroen Bik
1. Priester/2. geharnischter Mann Ton van Berkel
Die Köningin der Nacht Anja van Engeland
1. Dame Muriël van Dinteren
2. Dame Céline Saleh
3. Dame Lien Hageman
Papageno Leigh Melrose
Papagena Daniela Köhler
Monostatos Hein Meens
Drei Knaben Nienke Otten, Tina Fischer en Reintje Brenders


Director Stephen Lawless
Musical direction Peter Robinson
Set design Benoit Dugardyn
Costume design Lionel Lesire
Light design Olaf Lundt
Choreography Lynne Hockney
Orchestra Limburgs Symphonie Orkest
Choir Het Zuiderlijk Theaterkoor
Choir direction Math Dirks


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