22.10.–17.11.2023 / Opera, Young Opera
For all from 8 upwards

Das flie­gen­de Klas­sen­zim­mer

Lucia Ronchetti
Sun 22.10.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
16:00 - 17:15
Premiere, Family card Opera, Young Opera
Die Premiere wird von einem weihnachtlichen Familienprogramm umrahmt: Ab 14.30 Uhr können Kinder im Opernhaus zu einer turbulenten Weihnachtsrallye starten, während es in den Foyers nach Weihnachtsgebäck duftet und der Kinderchor am Rhein bekannte Weihnachtslieder singt.
Fresh sounds ready for take-off: Erich Kästner's immortal children's book as a family opera
World premiere by Lucia Ronchetti
libretto by Friederike Karig based on the classic children's book by Erich Kästner
In German with surtitles
approx. 1 ¼ hours, no interval
For all from 8 upwards
At the boarding school, the pupils are busily working on the premiere of this year's play "Das fliegende Klassenzimmer". In the middle of the rehearsal
news that the pupils of the opposing secondary school have attacked and imprisoned one of their fellow pupils together with the dictation books in his possession. Matilda, Franka, Martin, Uli and Johnny immediately decide to free the hostage - and this is not the only adventure the five of them have together before "The Flying Classroom" can take off...

Erich Kästner's classic children's book "Das fliegende Klassenzimmer", published in 1933, is an immortal declaration of love for friendship: big heroines stick together in good times and hard times alike.

The renowned composer and director of the Venice Music Biennale Lucia Ronchetti, who has already worked with the Semperoper Dresden, the Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart and repeatedly with the SWR Experimental Studio in Freiburg, has been commissioned by the "Junge Opern Rhein-Ruhr" cooperation to set "The Flying Classroom" to music for the first time as large-scale music theatre for families.

The director is Ilaria Lanzino, who staged "Gold!", "Der Kiosk" and "Der Kaiser von Atlantis" for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.

A cooperation of Deutsche Oper am Rhein with Theater Dortmund and Theater Bonn within the framework of "Junge Opern Rhein-Ruhr".

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