Nederlandse Reisopera presents Die Zauberflöte

20th January – 23rd February.

Enjoy Mozart’s beloved masterpiece Die Zauberflöte in a new, large-scale staging by director Floris Visser. The premiere of this co-production of the Reisopera with the Volksoper Wien is Friday, 20th January at the Enschede Wilminktheater and finishing at the Amare in The Hague on 23rd February.

It is 25 years after the tragic passing of the King of the Sun. The Queen of the Night tries to seize power over the world and the entire universe, with disastrous results. Will Tamino and Pamina succeed in restoring the balance between sun and moon, man and woman, man and nature? Can the withered earth still be saved from an inevitable climate crisis or will the children take up the gauntlet?

Director Floris Visser situates Mozart’s opera classic in a world in which the balance on earth, between man and nature, man and woman, sun and moon and all the elements, is disturbed. The Earth is heading for destruction: can Tamino and Pamina still turn the tide?

Floris Visser has directed several successful productions for the Nederlandse Reisopera. His La traviata (2017) received rave reviews and his Orphée et Eurydice (2015) was even voted Opera of the Year by Place de l’Opera.


Pamina : Isabel Weller, Tamino : David Kerber, Papageno : Modestas Sedlevi čius , Papagena : Ekaterina Protsenko, Queen of the Night : Sophia Theodorides, ladies : Kristina Bitenc, Polly Leech & Anna Traub, Monostatos : Mark Omvlee, ea Director : Floris Visser, musical direction : Marcus Merkel / Wolfgang Wengenroth , set design : Rae Smith, costume design : Justin Arienti, lighting design : Alex Brok, video design : Alex Uragallo, choreography : Pim Veulings, dramaturgy : Klaus Bertisch. Musical accompaniment : Phion, Orkest van Gelderland & Overijssel, choir : Consensus Vocalis, children’s extras : Reisopera Children’s choir & children from the play city.


Fri 20 & Sun 22 Jan : Wilminktheater, Enschede , Thu 26 Jan : Chassé, Breda , Sat 28 Jan : DNK, Assen , Tue 31 Jan : Theater a/h Vrijthof, Maastricht , Thu 2 Feb : Stadstheater Arnhem, Sat 4 Feb : Stadsschouwburg Utrecht , Tue Feb 7 : Parktheater Eindhoven , Thu Feb 9 : De Spiegel, Zwolle, Tue Feb 14 : Orpheus, Apeldoorn, Fri Feb 17 & Sun Feb 19: Carré, Amsterdam, Tue Feb 21 : Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Thu Feb 23 : Amare, The Hague