Drottningholms Slottsteater, near Stockholm, is hosting one of the highlights of the Baltic Sea Festival in August. Through a new partnership with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mozart's The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) will be presented in a fully staged performance at Drottningholm Slottsteater August 26 and 27.
This production of the Magic Flute was created by the orchestra's Music Director Daniel Harding and tenor Andrew Staples, and has previously been presented at the prestigious Lucerne festival in Switzerland.
“After ten successful years, the Baltic Sea Festival is – to say the least – alive and well; with this year’s festival we proudly present a range of new collaborations and world-class musical experiences,” says Michael Tydén, head of Berwaldhallen and co-founder of the Festival.
“It is a unique collaboration we have initiated,” says Sofi Lerström, CEO of Drottningholms Slottsteater. “It is the first time the since the mid 1960's that the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra will play at the theatre along with outstanding Swedish and international artists. We hope this collaboration will be a pleasurable, enriching experience for both our own audience and Berwaldhallen’s, and that it will attract many new visitors both to the theatre and the Baltic Sea Festival.”
Music, environment, and leadership
Several seminars will be held during the week around the three mainstays of the festival: music, the environment, and leadership. A new collaboration has been initiated with the Raoul Wallenberg Academy, which devotes itself to young leadership; it will hold a seminar on the theme “One person can make a difference”.
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra • Conductor Daniel Harding
Tamino • Andrew Staples
Pamina • Kate Royal
Queen of the Night • Albina Shagimuratova
Papageno • Carl Ackerfeldt
Papagena • Mari Eriksmoen
Sarastro • Peter Rose
Dates and tickets
The Baltic Sea Festival 2013 takes place August 23 to 30. The Magic Flute is played 26 and 27 August. Both performances will begin at 19:30. Tickets are available online from March 15 through Berwaldhallen, the Berwaldhallen box office, Kulturhuset in Stockholm and on phone 08-784 18 00. See the entire program here www.balticseafestival.com
For more information please contact:
Charlotte Frykman, Press Contact Östersjöfestivalen, Berwaldhallen, Mobile: +46-70-405 86 76, E-mail: email@example.com
Carin Balfe Arbman, Press Contact Drottningholms Slottsteater, Mobile: +46-70-633 35 08, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For tickets fro reviewing press, please contact Charlotte Frykman, at Berwaldhallen.
Drottningholms Slottsteater / The Drottningholm Court Theatre is both a unique 1700s theater and a very lively stage, well rooted in the present. The theatre offers classical opera productions, introductions, seminars, live performances, concerts and events throughout the year. Learn more at www.dtm.se