About the Event

The Komische Oper Berlin presents Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale, The Emperor's New Clothes, as interpreted by Czech composer Miloš Vacek.

Miloš Vacek's lively music stands squarely in the tradition of Smetana and Dvořak. He found an appropriate tone for each character, from shrill coloratura to soaring melodic love songs.

Performed in German, with German, English, French, and Turkish subtitles.

Crew

Uwe Sandner, conductor
Lydia Steier, staging
Benita Roth, stage design
Alfred Mayerhofer, costumes
Ulrich Lenz, dramaturgy
David Cavelius, chorus
Diego Leetz, light design

Cast

Kaiser Maximilian von Eitelstein: Carsten Sabrowski
Culfinda: Cornelia Zink
Alfred Schönling, kaiserlicher "Oberhemdenbügler": Christoph Späth
Benedikt Wachsam, kaiserlicher "Unterhosenwärmer": Hans Gröning
Hofmeister: Philipp Meierhöfer
Halskrause, hochverdienter Schneider aus dem Seidenkönigreich: Stephan Boving
Jan, Wanderer: Michael Pflumm
Barnabas, Wanderer: Bogdan Talos
Gastwirt: Karsten Küsters
Hauptmann der Bogenschützen: Hans‐Peter Scheidegger

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