Dutch National Opera to Present ‘Königskinder’

By Francisco Salazar
The Dutch National Opera is set to present Humperdinck’s “Königskinder” this October.

The production will reunite Marc Albrecht and Christof Loy who collaborated in “Tannhäuser” at Dutch National Opera in 2019.

The work stands in sharp contrast to Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretel,” which sees the goose girl and the prince discover that a person’s true worth is measured by how they treat others and the world in general.

Albrecht will conduct the opera with Loy directing a production inspired by the Oscar-nominated film “The White Ribbon.” Daniel Behle leads a cast that includes Olga Kulchynska, Josef Wagner, Doris Soffel, Sam Carl, Michael Pflumm, Henk Poort, Roger Smeets, Kai Rüütel, Lucas van Lierop, and Eva Kroon.

“Königskinder” opens on Oct. 6 and runs through Oct. 18, 2022.

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