De Sprookjeskoningin – coproduction with Jong Nederlands Blazers Ensemble

Purcell’s semi-opera for the youngest (8+)

In 2017/2018 Duda Paiva Company and Nederlands Blazers Ensemble created The Fairy Queen. The performance was praised by press and public. In 2018/2019 The Fairy Queen returns: a version for the whole family.

De Sprookjeskoningin (Dutch for The Fairy Queen) is the festive mix of the touchingly beautiful music of Henry Purcell – now performed by seven musicians of Jong Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (the young musicians of the company) – and the absurdly comical and sometimes sinister universe of the puppets of Duda Paiva Company. Together they give a contemporary twist to the fairy tale of Titania and Oberon from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and their desire for true love.

Concept Bart Schneemann, Duda Paiva
Music  Henry Purcell
Music editing  Hans van der Heide 
Direction Duda Paiva
Dramaturgy Kim Kooiman
Singers/dancers/puppets Francesca Lanza of Linde Schinkel, Ilija Surla,
Alexander Brouwer, Rick Zwart
Theorbe David Mackor
Flute Rosanne van Bers
Clarinet Sophie Schreurs
Saxophone Mateusz Pusiewicz
Trumpet Hans de Munnik
Bastrombone Berend van Gurp
Double bass Daniel de Boer

Photo Peter Lodder

A coproduction of Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and Duda Paiva Company. Financially made possible by Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the Municipality of Amersfoort.