St Petersburg, Concert Hall

Der Schauspieldirektor

Komödie mit Musik in one act (concert performance)


Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie


PERFORMERS:
Frank: Andrei Gorbunov
Buff: Denis Begansky
Madame Herz: Olga Pudova
Mademoiselle Silberklang: Antonina Vesenina
Monsieur Vogelsang: Dmitry Voropaev

The Mariinsky Orchestra
Conductor: Christian Knapp

About the Concert

Sinipsis
Frank the impresario has received a long-awaited invitation to attend a festival in the town of Rumburg ("Town of Glory"). He is totally perplexed, because right now his entire company comprises just one single person, the comic actor Buff. The ever-resilient and practical Buff takes it upon himself to organise an audition for the singers. One after another, candidates with symbolically meaningful names – Madame Herz ("Heart"), Mademoiselle Silberklang ("Silvern Sound"), Monsieur Vogelsang ("Birdsong") – arrive at the "audition". Each demonstrates his or her qualities, and each wants to be the lead – as well as the highest-paid. The competitive battle for status and fees results in discord, but Frank pacifies everyone with his call to abandon personal ambition and serve art together.

Age category 6+

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