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The New PrinceWorld Première

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StadsschouwburgAmsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
2017 March 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31 at 19:30
Performers
Dutch National Opera
Steven SloaneConductor
Lotte de BeerDirector
Clement & SanouSet Designer, Costume Designer
Joshua HopkinsBaritoneNiccoló Machiavelli
Karin StrobosMezzo-sopranoFortuna
George AbudVoiceBin Laden, Prince of Revolution
Nora FischerSopranoMonica Lewinsky, Maria Reynolds
Paulo SzotBaritoneAlexander Hamilton, Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney
Barbara WalshActorHillary Clinton
Marc KudischVoiceKissinger
Simon LimBassWu Virtu
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Residentie Orkest

Blood-curdling revue about power

Although the title might suggest otherwise, The New Prince is certainly not about a fairytale prince.

The ‘prince’ in question refers to the famous book The Prince (1513-1515) by Niccolò Machiavelli, and should rather be interpreted as a ‘ruler’.

The New Prince is a colourful revue about power, involving world leaders, Lady Fortuna, a chorus of oppressors and the oppressed, President Wu Virtu from the year 2032, and many others.

The New Prince is the second opera by Mohammed Fairouz to have its world première with Dutch National Opera. As an artist, Fairouz is engaged with important social and political issues. He works with librettist David Ignatius, a well-known American foreign expert, journalist with The Washington Post and author of novels.

As for the world première of De Raaff’s Waiting for Miss Monroe (DNO, 2012), the musical director of The New Prince is Steven Sloane and the stage director is Lotte de Beer, assisted by the designers’ duo Clement & Sanôu.

Marc Kudish (Henry Kissinger) and Joshua Hopkins (Niccolò Machiavelli) © Marco Borggreve
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