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Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse

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OpernhausFalkenstrasse 1, Zürich, 8008, Switzerland
September 21 13:00, 15:00, 22, 28, 29, October 02, November 06, 09, 10, 2020 January 08, 15, April 18, 19, 25, 29 (at 15:00 unless shown)
Performers
Zurich Opera
Ann-Katrin StöckerConductor
Claudia BlerschDirector
Elisa AlessiSet Designer, Costume Designer
Katharina PeetzMezzo-sopranoBerta BartolottiSep 21 mat, mat, 22 mat, 28 mat, Nov 06 mat, 09 mat, 10 mat, 2020 Apr 18 mat, 25 mat, 29 mat
Irène FriedliSopranoBerta BartolottiSep 29 mat, Oct 02 mat, 2020 Jan 08 mat, 15 mat, Apr 19 mat
Flurin CaduffBassEgon / Frau RusikaSep 21 mat, mat, 28 mat, 29 mat
Valeriy MurgaBaritoneEgon / Frau RusikaSep 22 mat, Oct 02 mat, Nov 06 mat, 09 mat, 10 mat, 2020 Jan 08 mat, 15 mat, Apr 18 mat, 19 mat, 25 mat, 29 mat
Lina DambrauskaiteSopranoKitti RusikaSep 21 mat, mat, 22 mat, 28 mat, 29 mat, Oct 02 mat
Justyna BlujSopranoKitti RusikaNov 06 mat, 09 mat, 10 mat, 2020 Jan 08 mat, 15 mat, Apr 18 mat, 19 mat, 25 mat, 29 mat
Dino StruckenLighting Designer
Fabio DietscheDramaturgy
Instrumental Ensemble des Opernhauses Zürich
Severin MauchleActorKonrad

A tin can is delivered to Berta Bartolotti one morning. The can is heavy, and Frau Bartolotti cannot remember having ordered anything. She is all the more horrified when seven-year-old Konrad climbs out of the tin can, brand new and, according to his birth certificate, her son. Frau Bartolotti is somewhat overwhelmed by so suddenly having a little boy in the house. But it soon turns out that Konrad has been very well brought up at the factory: he goes to bed on time, doesn’t eat sweets, and does his homework independently. Herr Egon, who occasionally visits Frau Bartolotti, also grows fond of the boy and decides without further ado to become his father. The intelligent schoolboy goes straight into the third-year class and makes friends with Kitty, the girl next door. Everyone has grown fond of the boy when it suddenly transpires that the delivery of the tin can was a mistake and Konrad is reclaimed by the factory…

The story about an unusual boy who ends up in a special family and ultimately has to fight to be able to stay was written by well-known children’s author Christine Nöstlinger. The German composer Gisbert Näther has set the story to music and thus created an entertaining piece of musical theatre for children from the age of seven. Claudia Blersch has staged the production, which enjoyed a successful run last season, as a colourful, witty and empathetic piece of theatre.

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