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The Düsseldorf Marionette Theater and the Magic Flute

By July 3, 2020 July 5th, 2020 No Comments

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!

Via r/puppetry.

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