Fantasio is an 1872 opéra comique in 3 acts, 4 tableaux with music by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto by Paul de Musset was closely based on the 1834 play of the same name by his brother Alfred de Musset.
Fantasio is a melancholy, moon-struck dreamer who yearns after an unreachable princess. Can he win her over with his disguise as her beloved jester and fulfil his promise to prevent her arranged marriage to the prince? Secret encounters and mistaken identities are eventually, and sometimes unexpectedly, resolved.
Offenbach was known for his witty and catchy melodies, poking fun at the establishment in tuneful scores of dazzling charm. Celebrating the composer’s bicentenary in 2019, Opera Zuid will present an opera of which the original score went up in flames during a fire at the Parisian Opéra Comique in 1887 and -after a not successful revival in the thirties- in 2000 was reconstructed to ‘acceptable’ form.
Although the piece will be totally new to the public, certain parts will sound particularly familiar.
A fair amount of the musical content was reprised and derived from Offenbach’s blockbuster opera: Les contes d’Hoffmann.
|17-05-2019 19:00 Eindhoven – Parktheater Eindhoven (try-out)||info|
|19-05-2019 14:30 Eindhoven – Parktheater Eindhoven (première)||info|
|23-05-2019 20:00 Middelburg – Zeelandtheaters (semi-concertant)||info|
|25-05-2019 20:00 Maastricht – Theater aan het Vrijthof||info|
|30-05-2019 20:15 Turnhout(BE) – De Warande||info|
|02-06-2019 15:00 Heerlen – Parkstad Limburg Theaters||info|
|04-06-2019 20:00 Utrecht – Stadsschouwburg Utrecht||info|
|06-06-2019 20:00 Sittard – Stadsschouwburg de Domijnen||info|
|08-06-2019 20:00 Zwolle – Theater De Spiegel||info|
|11-06-2019 20:15 Tilburg – Theaters Tilburg||info|
|13-06-2019 20:00 Den Haag – Zuiderstrandtheater||info|
|15-06-2019 20:00 Breda – Chassé Theater||info|
|18-06-2019 19:30 Valkenburg – Openluchtheater Valkenburg(semi-concertant)||info|
|21-06-2019 20:00 Köln – Philharmonie Köln(semi-concertant)||info|