Magelone en Peter

Concept and Staging

De Nederlandse Reisopera (Dutch National Touring Opera)

Kleine Willem, Enschede – 13 September 2020
Ainsi, Maastricht – 9 October 2020
Theater de Spiegel, Zwolle – 7 November 2020
Theater Sneek, Sneek – 22 December 2020
More dates to be announced on

Die schöne Magelone, Op.33, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
complemented with songs from Corry en de Rekels and various texts assembled by Rennik-Jan Neggers

Magelone and Peter have been together for quite some years. They met at a campsite in the South of France as teenagers and had a beautiful holiday romance. Since they have been together, they have returned to the same campsite year after year, and they book the exact same spot next to the big palmtree. For Peter their life is smooth sailing: safe, comfortable and predictable. Isn’t that what love is all about? Magelone feels like their relationship is in a rut and her frustrations are welling up more and more every single day. The same music… the same campsite… the same routine…
Being at this campsite once more, now with all of her deliberations, leaves Magelone torn between the daily grind of the now and the tempting romance of her memories of the past.

Concept and Staging: Rennik-Jan Neggers
Set and costume design: Marleen Johow
Dramaturgische preparation: Nicolas Franciscus
Light design: Lianne Eikelenboom
Repetitor and musical direction: Ben Weishaupt

Magelone: Vera Fiselier / Franske van der Wiel
Peter: Jacques de Faber / Vincent Kusters
Piano: Ben Weishaupt

pictures by Annina Romita