Direction Antú Romero Nuñes
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Adapted and directed by Antú Romero Nuñes
Country: Germany | Chile | Mexico
Recommended for: +16
Chile, Mexico, Uruguay and Germany come together to create a Latin American, multidisciplinary and loose interpretation of La flauta mágica/Die Zauberflöte, the most famous opera in the world, premiered in 1791 and written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. For this special adaptation, Chilean composer Horacio Salinas from Inti Illimani wrote the music; Mexican singer Julieta Venegas the song lyrics and renowned Chilean playwright and scriptwriter Guillermo Calderón the script. Since directing this project - bringing together actors, singers and dancers - Chilean-German artist Antú Romero Nuñes has been considered one of the greats of new German theater and has won multiple awards. He was invited to work at the Berliner Theatertreffen in 2018. Similar to Romero’s story, this piece is a large-scale and unprecedented cultural exchange between Latin America and Germany. La flauta mágica/Die Zauberflöte will have its world premiere at Santiago a Mil 2020 and is coproduced by the Teatro a Mil Foundation.
Antú Romero Nuñes Born in 1983 in Tubingen, Germany, son of a Chilean mother and Portuguese father, he began his career as a production assistant for theater plays and films in Chile. In 2005, he returned to Germany, where he studied directing at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin. Until 2019, he was director of the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany and has directed the Burgtheater Wien, the Berliner Ensemble and the Schauspielhaus in Zurich. In 2020, he’ll start a job as director of the Basel Theater’s Dramatic Arts Department.
Directed by: Antú Romero Nuñes | Written by: Guillermo Calderón, based on The Magic Flute, an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a libretto by Emmanuel Schikaneder | Songs: Julieta Venegas | Music: Horacio Salinas | Assistant director: Rebecka Dürr | Director of production: Felix Heimbach | Production assistant: Eva-Maria Bergdolt | A Teatro a Mil Foundation, Chile; Theater Und Orchester in Heidelberg, Germany; Emilia Romagna Theater Foundation, Italy and National Institute of Performing Arts, Uruguay coproduction.