Puppet Opera Troupe Visits Metropolitan Museum

Classic Arts News   Puppet Opera Troupe Visits Metropolitan Museum
The Salzburger Marionetten Opera Theater, a 92-year-old company that performs full-length operas and plays in a miniature theater, opens a four-night run at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York tonight.

The company, which focuses on Mozart, a Salzburg native, performs his Don Giovanni tonight and Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, with Mendelssohn's incidental music, tomorrow night. On the afternoon of November 12, the company presents an abridged version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, intended for children, at 2 p.m.; on November 13, it presents two performances, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., of an abridged version of Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel.

Founded in 1913 by sculptor Anton Aicher, the Salzburger Marionetten Theater is now directed by his daughter, Gretl Aicher. Its repertoire includes several Mozart operas, Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus, and works by Rossini and Offenbach.

For ticket information, call 212-570-3949.

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