The Rococo Machine

An anniversary opera about loving a theatre

Opera in two acts by Jan Sandström
Libretto: Tuvalisa Rangström

In Swedish, surtitles in English.
Running time 2 hrs, 15 min, incl. one intermission.

Conductor • David Stern
Director • Stina Ancker
Choreographer • Dorte Olesen
Costume designer • Kajsa Larsson
Lighting designer • Tobias Hallgren

2016 marks the 250th anniversary for Drottningholms Slottsteater and it is celebrated with a newly written opera - The Rococo Machine. The opera is a jubilatory donation from the theatre’s friend association Friends of Drottningholms Slottsteater and is composed by Jan Sandström.

The Rococo Machine is a tribute to the love for Drottningholms Slottsteater which also plays the leading role in this opera. It is an opera for the entire family!

The Rococo Machine is a birthday opera. It is a tribute to Drottningholms Slottsteater and the craftsmen of the theatre. We sing about the right to happiness and the right to rebel. About loving a house to the verge of one’s heart bursting. And about the irrefutable importance of wandering in a painted forest every once and in while. Long live the theatre! Tuvalisa Rangström, libretto

CAST

The Librettist • Matilda Paulsson
The Candlesnuffer • Elisabeth Meyer
The Stage Manager • Loa Falkman
The Theatre Painter • Martin Vanberg
Madame la Coiffeuse • Kerstin Avemo
The Ballet Master • Johan Schinkler

Dancers • Flavio Papini, Pontus Sundset, Henrietta Wallberg, Methinee Wongtrakoon

The Drottningholms Theatre Orchestra

JOIN A TOUR BEFORE YOU ATTEND THE PERFORMANCE

Before the evening opera performances we offer an extended guided tour of the unique theatre building. The tour starts at 16.30 and lasts approx. 45 minutes. In English and Swedish (you sign up for the language you prefer). Book when purchasing your tickets.

ESPRIT! PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS IN THE DÉJEUNER SALON

One hour before the performance we invite you to pre-performance talks.
The Déjeuner Salon Bar is open. Free entrance.

Don't forget!
Pre-order your programme booklet, a picnic, your interval refreshments and/or a bus back to Stockholm after the perfromance, when you book your tickets!

TAKE THE BOAT TO DROTTNINGHOLM - ENJOY OUR OPERA PACKAGE!

The most beautiful way to travel to Drottningholm is by steamship along Lake Mälaren's leafy shores. You take the boat at City Hall (Stadshuset) in Stockholm. In collaboration with Strömma we offer a lovely package a boat trip at 18.00, a two-meal dinner on board, the performance, and bus back to Stockholm.

Ticket Prices

Row:        Price:   Under 26 yrs:
(0) –1        745:-     375:-
2 – 9          895:-    450:-
10 – 20     625:-     295:-
21 – 26     395:-     225:-
27 – 31     225:-     125:-

PLAYING DATES

THE ROCOCO MACHINE
Tue 7 June 19.30   PREMIERE
Thu 9 June 19.30
Sat 11 June 19.00
Sun 12 June 16:00
Tue 14 June 19.30
Thu 16 June 19.30
Sat 18 June 16.00
Sun 19 June 16.00

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