AN OPERA FOR A SHOPPING CENTER
“ FOREVER21” is an opera based on Mozart’s “Magic Flute” that we have specially created for shopping streets all over the world. The show is funny, inspiring and poetic, and creates a moment of shared imagination in a specific street corner, inviting every citizen young and old to gather around a beautiful street opera performance. ”
“Opéra in situ performs in the street, uses the street to be its set, and allows the surrounding circumstances to become part of the performance. This way of performing radically changes the relationship between audience and performer. This is an exciting way of finding new paths in performing opera.”
“ Elderly street musician Papageno and retired princess Pamina meet in the heart of the city… At one moment, the two characters will meet and find a connection in their longing… ”
In 2017, the two characters from Mozart’s Magic Flute seem to have no place in a shopping street where everything is aimed at being young (and staying young), successful, happy, fit, eating healthy and working out… What happens to “old things” and “old age” in our society nowadays?
IF YOU ARE PASSING BY ROTTERDAM …
We will perform “Forever21” on Saturday May 13th from 10am till 6pm and Sunday May 14th from 12 noon till 6pm at “Het Beursplein” in Rotterdam. Please come and say hi !