The Fairy Queen – coproduction with Nederlands Blazers Ensemble

‘The Fairy Queen pampers both eyes and ears.’ **** Theaterkrant 

In January 2018, Duda Paiva Company will perform in coöperation with the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (NBE): more than twenty musicians who are driven by joint enthusiasm and an urge for adventure. The performance is Purcell’s ‘The Fairy Queen’, inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

An intriguing collaboration in which the NBE plays Purcell’s compelling music (like the famous ‘O, Let Me Weep’) and in which Duda Paiva Company creates an absurd, comical and sometimes sinister universe. A representation of true and unrighteous love, passion, sorrow and worship.

A coproduction with the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.


concept Bart Schneemann, Duda Paiva | music Henri Purcell | music editing Willem van Merwijk | direction Duda Paiva | dramaturgy Kim Kooiman | singers/performers Francesca Lanza, Augusto Valença, Ilija Surla, Alexander Brouwer | soundscape Wilco Alkema | lights Mark Verhoef | decor Daniel Patijn | costumes Sally Pittman, Hennie Arensman | puppets André Mello, Duda Paiva | assistant direction Domokos Kovács | repetitor Ederson Xavier | production Marijana Mikolcic