In their twelfth season, the Serkowitz Volksoper will again bring a novel and, as usual, unconventional musical theatre production to the circus wagon stage of Dresden's summer restaurant "Saloppe" in the summer of 2022.
The production is entitled "Dafne auf Naxos - eine Zwangsehe nach Heinrich Schütz und Richard Strauss".
Two theatre companies, one cultural-eccentric and the other one down-to-earth, have to play their very different performances on the same evening - wall to wall in the same run-down house. Friction is inevitable, and there is no alternative date: the house is to be closed the next day and torn down. Additional pressure arises when, unexpectedly and for safety reasons, the hall has to be closed; the operetta, which is actually sold out, cannot take place. But perhaps the singers can at least participate in the early Baroque opera? Should the music of Heinrich Schütz' lost "Dafne", lovingly reconstructed from fragments of sheet music found in the cellars of the Serkowitz guesthouse, be dusted with Strauss' salon harmonic perfume? Yes, that would be a possibility completely to the taste of the Serkowitzer Volksoper...
Founded in 2011 by Wolf-Dieter Gööck and Milko Kersten, the Serkowitzer Volksoper stands for cheerful musical theatre that combines seriousness, silliness, wordplay and impetuous musicianship. The independent ensemble makes opera accessible: with its productions, the Serkowitzer Volksoper addresses a broad audience and also accommodates people who do not belong to the typical theatre or even opera audience.