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Das tapfere SchneiderleinKids eventNew production

Opernhaus: StudiobühneFalkenstrasse 1, Zürich, 8008, Switzerland
September 20 15:00, September 26 15:00, September 27 11:00, 15:00, November 07 13:00, 15:00, November 08 14:00, November 28 15:00, November 29 11:00, 15:00, December 01 10:30, December 02 10:30, December 03 10:30, December 06 11:00, 15:00, December 08 10:30, 2021 January 24 11:00, 15:00, January 30 15:00, January 31 11:00, 15:00
Performers
Zurich Opera
Ann-Katrin StöckerConductor
Kai Anne SchuhmacherDirector, Costume Designer
Tobias FlemmingSet Designer, Costume Designer
Luca BernardBassSchneiderleinSep 20 mat, 26 mat, Nov 07 mat, mat, Dec 01 mat, 02 mat, 08 mat, 2021 Jan 30 mat
Nathan HallerTenorSchneiderleinSep 27 mat, mat, Nov 08 mat, 28 mat, 29 mat, mat, Dec 03 mat, 06 mat, mat, 2021 Jan 24 mat, mat, 31 mat, mat
Ziyi DaiSopranoPrinzessin, MarmeladenverkäuferinSep 20 mat, Nov 08 mat, Dec 01 mat, 02 mat, 08 mat, 2021 Jan 30 mat
Erica PetrocelliSopranoPrinzessin, MarmeladenverkäuferinSep 26 mat, 27 mat, mat, Nov 07 mat, mat, 28 mat, 29 mat, mat, Dec 03 mat, 06 mat, mat, 2021 Jan 24 mat, mat, 31 mat, mat
Xiaomeng ZhangBaritoneEinhorn, RieseSep 20 mat, Nov 07 mat, mat, 08 mat, Dec 01 mat, 03 mat, 2021 Jan 30 mat
Yannick DebusBass-baritoneEinhorn, RieseSep 26 mat, 27 mat, mat, Nov 28 mat, 29 mat, mat, Dec 02 mat, 06 mat, mat, 08 mat, 2021 Jan 24 mat, mat, 31 mat, mat
Ruben DroleBaritoneWildschweinSep 20 mat, Nov 08 mat, 28 mat, Dec 02 mat, 08 mat, 2021 Jan 24 mat, mat, 30 mat
Yuriy HadzetskyyBaritoneWildschweinSep 26 mat, 27 mat, mat, Nov 07 mat, mat, 29 mat, mat, Dec 01 mat, 03 mat, 06 mat, mat, 2021 Jan 31 mat, mat
Marius KobKönig
Dino StruckenLighting Designer
Fabio DietscheDramaturgy

«One summer morning, a little tailor sat at his table by the window; he was in good spirits, and sewed with all his might». So begins the tale of the valiant little tailor – but this story isn’t really a story about sewing clothing. When a swarm of flies makes for his delicious marmalade sandwich, the little tailor strikes and takes down one, two, three, four, five, six – seven at one blow! The tailor proudly stitches his feat on a large belt and sets off to tell the world of his accomplishment. Exhausted by his journey, he falls asleep in a garden, where he is soon discovered by the daughter of the king. She believes she’s found a famed hero and decides to marry him immediately. But before the king will give his blessing, the little tailor has to prove his mettle. With cunning and wit, he faces and roundly defeats a beastly wild boar, a smug unicorn, and even a dangerous giant. On the night of their wedding, the little tailor – fast asleep – starts talking about sewing. The king’s daughter quickly realizes the man she’s married isn’t a hero after all! What now? Austrian composer Wolfgang Mitterer wrote this «little opera» based on the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm in 2007, and it was an instant hit. In it, he created a unique, touching, and seductive soundscape for singers, electronics, and bass.

Young German director Kai Anne Schuhmacher, the 2019 recipient of the Götz-Friedrich-Studiopreis, will direct this opera for children in the Studiobühne. For the production, she’s developed her own technique, together with the Opernhaus Zürich workshops: imaginative puppets meant to accompany the individual fairytale characters will be brought to life by the singers.

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