De Sprookjeskoningin – coproduction with 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 of Bart Schneemann, Duda Paiva
Music Henry Purcell
Music editing Willem van Merwijk
Director Duda Paiva
Dramaturgy Kim Kooiman
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.