Theatre everywhere has been put on hold as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. With theatres closed and public performances restricted for a indefinite period of time, many companies have decided to share recordings of past performances online as a way of keeping their work in front of the public.
Germany’s renowned Düsseldorf Marionette Theater is among the latest companies to participate in this trend, recently premiering a recording of their production of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) on YouTube. It’s a rare opportunity for audiences everywhere to see an elaborate traditional European marionette performance, and includes a brief look behind-the-scenes at the inner workings of theatre.
The Magic Flute will only be available to watch online for a couple weeks, so be sure to catch it it while you can!