The Fairy Queen (8+) | Coproduction with Nederlands Blazers Ensemble
Purcell’s semi-opera for the youngest
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.
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 and 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.