Tragic comedy in four acts


World premiere

Martijn Padding, P.F. Thomése, De Nationale Opera

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Robbert is a famous television presenter, who is more than sick of the shallow world he moves in. When his mother reminds him of his boyhood dream of a life among the stars, he contacts cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and his dog Laika, who are still floating through space. Robbert decides to join them in the universe and to exchange this earthly existence for eternity. In four widely varying acts, this gripping and challenging production by composer Martijn Padding, librettist P.F. Thomése and director Aernout Mik demonstrates with humour that the world will keep on turning, with or without television.

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