Opera: Bastien and Bastienne, W. A. Mozart
National Theatre in Belgrade, Raša Plaović Stage, 19h
Rossi fest is organizing a charity event for children and youth, in cooperation with the National Theatre in Belgrade – an opera performance of Bastien and Bastienne. This initiative aims to raise awareness of the importance of music in childhood education, and also to enable children to express their creative potential.
One of the shortest operas written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one-act singspiel Bastien and Bastienne, was composed when he was only 12 years old and it is one of Mozart’s earliest operas. It was commissioned from young Mozart by an eccentric Viennese physician dr Franz Mesmer in 1768.
Bastien and Bastienne, as one of Mozart’s first operas, is ideal for introducing young audiences to the opera genre, and therefore adapted into an interactive play for children. Bastien and Bastienne are engaged in love games created by Kolas, and to prove their mutual affection they even use social networks, which make them bond closer and drift apart at the same time. Another participant in the game is also Kolina, who watches the play with the audience and reveals the secrets of opera to them. The primary aim of this libretto adaptation is to make it contemporary for children and young people and also introduce the opera genre to younger audiences with educational content through the character Kolina.
How will this love story end? Is the magic of Kolas strong enough to reconcile the lovers after a quarrel? Or, perhaps, magic is not necessary for true love?
Director - Ana Grigorović
Conductor - Stefan Zekić
Scenograf - Jasna Saramandić
Kostim - Katarina Grčić Nikolić
Bastijena - Mina Gligorić
Bastijen - Siniša Radin
Kolas - Miloš Milojević
Kolina - Bojana Bambić
Prva violina - Edit Makedonska
Druga violina - Snežana Dragićević
Viola - Mirko Crnojević
Violončelo - Siniša Jovanović
Oboa - Marija Lazić
Klavir - Nada Matijević