Calendar

February

MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
01
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
02
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
03 04
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
05 06
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
07
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
08
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
09
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
10 11
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
12 13
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
ZILLCHE EN JEFAHR
14 15 16 17
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
IDOMENEO
18
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
Dark Matter II
19
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.
Dark Matter II
20 21 22
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
IDOMENEO
23 24
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
ROMEO & JULIA
25
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
IDOMENEO
26 27
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
ROMEO & JULIA
28
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
ROMEO & JULIA
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
IDOMENEO
29
© Matthias Jung
© Matthias Jung
© Matthias Jung
© Matthias Jung
© Matthias Jung
© Matthias Jung
© Matthias Jung

MARLA, DIE MAIFLIEGE

Mobile Opera by Brigitta Gillessen and Ralf Gscheidle
Commissiond by Opera Cologne
Suitable for children aged 3 and more | Duration approx. 30 mins. | In German language

Wed /
aug 23
Gastspiel Extern / 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. / Vorstellung

SYNOPSIS

Welcome to the insect kingdom! A world much smaller than ours, but all the more diverse, colourful and fascinating. Marla, a little mayfly that has just hatched, wants to get to know the world and find out what other insects there are. She sets off on a journey that lasts only one day. She meets a dazzling dragonfly, a poetic rhinoceros beetle and a tiny tardigrade that is more than a hundred years old. She learns how important self-confidence is from an insect that does not yet have a name because it has not yet been discovered. In the evening, Marla returns to find that her short life has already come to an end – but it was a life full of exciting moments and special encounters.

Ralf Gscheidle wrote the cheerful and sensitive music for this little insect opera, which has been travelling to nurseries, kindergartens and also institutions for senior citizens since 2022. Ute Lindenbeck designed the fantastic-looking costumes for the production by Brigitta Gillessen, who also wrote the libretto.

Our workshop project called "Unisono" brings children and senior citizens together to exchange musical and playful ideas based on "Marla the Mayfly". You can find more information on this under the heading OPER.STADT.SCHULE.

CAST AND CREATIVES

Inszenierung Brigitta Gillessen / Bühne & Kostüm Ute Lindenbeck / Dramaturgie Tanja Fasching /

Libelle / Nashornkäfer / Bärtierchen / unbekannte Spezies
Akkordeon
Violoncello