Traum vom Karneval der Tiere

23./24./25. May 2020

Traum vom Karneval der Tiere

Based on Camille Saint-Saëns’ “The Carnival of the Animals” & Claude Debussys “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune”

Etcétera and Murtra Ensemble, Spain

German Premiere

It could be the average orchestra performance, maybe it is a rehearsal? But then, all of a sudden, a little creature appears among the musicians, an impish faun that brings chaos into the orchestra. And when the little faun falls asleep in between the instruments, he starts to dream. And he dreams of animals from all over the world: Africa, Asia, Australia – large and small, the swim and fly and run through his dreams.

Etcétera and Murtra Ensemble present this extraordinary combination of concert and puppetry: life-sized animals fill the stage and illustrate Saint-Saëns’ unforgettable melodies. This production is the perfect combination of humour and imagination, a play with fantasy and reality that fascinates the entire family.

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Der Traum vom Karneval der Tiere Torutuga 3 kl Foto Enrique Lanz
Fotos: Enrique Lanz
Der Traum vom Karneval der Tiere 01 kl Foto Enrique Lanz

Presented in cooperation with FIDENA Festival Bochum (May 19-30 2020). Further information:

We offer a follow-up workshop for this production.

Für die ganze Familie

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Etcétera (Puppetry), Murtra Ensemble (Music)

Direction, stage, and puppetry:

Enrique Lanz

Puppet construction, props, and video:

Etcétera : María Doménech

Musical assistant:

Oriol Algueró


00 hours 45 minutes
without intermission


From €16