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A Cuckoo in my Suitcase

Mobile musical theatre by Matthias Kaul (*1949)
Sat 26.05.2018 / 14:30 h / € 16,– / concs.: € 8,–* / tickets

Tickets for performances in the foyer of the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 26 May 2018 can be reserved in the normal way from the online shop of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Reservations for all other performances of the travelling show can be made by phoning 030 343 84 343 or emailing the Ticket Office at info@deutscheoperberlin.de .
If more than 50% of parents earn below the minimum earnings threshold, the reduced price of €100.00 can be requested.

Mobile musical theatre for kindergarten and primary school - by Matthias Kaul
A work commissioned by Young Opera.
First performed on 15. June, 2015

30 – 40 mins / no interval

Cast

Dirigent, Instrumentenbau

Matthias Kaul

Kostüme

Anja Wendler

The Concert Programme

A meeting between two very different people. Both are on a journey and happen to be stranded in a kindergarten/school. Their few belongings fit into a suitcase, practical and impractical things that mean a lot to them and which they’ve accumulated on the road - a Gopichand (an Indian stringed instrument), electric toothbrushes, a clothes brush, three table spoons, etc. And as it turns out, they can make music using their own voices, the two suitcases and their contents. The whisk does service as a fiddle, a suitcase becomes a double bass and the spoons produce a sound akin to a glockenspiel. But there’s a snag: the two travellers speak different languages and are very different in other ways too, so conflict and friction is inevitable. But by means of sounds and gestures the two individuals manage to make themselves understood, tell their respective stories and the tales of the items in their luggage and along with the children in the audience discover the acoustic world of the other person…

The world of musical theatre captivates people from a very early age. Young children love to follow and participate in the play of colour and transformation, sounds and movement. Presented with a continuous interplay of action and observation, activity and calm, sound and silence, they can concentrate for a sustained period of time and immerse themselves in a stage experience. With this in mind the Young Opera section launched a new programme in 2015: A CUCKOO IN MY SUITCASE is a travelling production that tours kindergartens and schools, playing to kids aged 3 to 6. Composer Matthias Kaul and director Maria-Magdalena Kwaschik have come up with a musical play for two actor-singers, a play that we stage in a fresh version at every new venue.


Please fill in the following PDF form for ticket reservations and send it to jungedeutscheoper@deutscheoperberlin.de [reply form KUCKUCK IM KOFFER]

Reservation conditions:
The travelling show can visit any kindergarten or primary school within a 50-km radius of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. The show is devised for audiences of up to 40 children. Double bills are available for larger groups. The show requires a clean space measuring at least 4 x 3 metres and sufficient room for the audience. The singers must have access to a lockable room for warming up and changing. In exceptional cases a surcharge will be added to the ticket price to cover travel costs.

A colouring-in poster for advertising the performance in your kindergarten or school can be downloaded here [Download-PDF]