Der Schauspieldirektor

Opera Zuid
Thu 23 Nov / 19:45 - 21:15
Thu 23 Nov ’23
19:45 - 21:15
  • Thu 23 Nov ’23
    19:45 - 21:15
    Danstheater, Den Haag

Using pre-premiere drama to create an opera, Mozart did it!


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Der Schauspieldirektor

Door geestige toespelingen op de operawereld en houtsnijdende sneren naar de huidige armoede in de muziekwereld, is het een vermakelijke voorstelling.

De Volkskrant

In the brilliant comedy Der Schauspieldirektor, the composer ridicules the opera world. Everything passes by, from rival singers, big egos and hectic rehearsals to arguments on stage.

Mozart was able to draw abundantly from his own experiences, and so was director, opera singer and author Christopher Gillett. He wrote the new play and directs Der Schauspieldirektor at Opera Zuid. A tip of the veil; 'The curtain rises on a beautiful, seventeenth-century decor from a nineteenth-century perspective. What happens next...I'll keep that a secret for now, that's part of the fun.'

Language: German with Dutch and English surtitles

Ooievaarspas discount
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.

Cloakroom and drink
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards.

In this new Opera Zuid performance in collaboration with philharmonie zuidnederland, Gillett together with conductor Enrico Delamboye and a top cast full of young talent bring out the sparkling lightness of this funny and inventive score. And of course Mozart's fantastic music is central!


Kristina Bitenc, Marc Pantus, Daisy Brown, Mitch Raemaekers, Saskia Bonnarius 

Christopher Gillett concept, script, and director
Enrico Delamboye musical director 
Bretta Gerecke lightning design
philharmonie zuidnederland orchestra