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December 12, 2015
Act I: approx. 50 min
Interval: approx. 30 min
Act II: approx. 60 min
Conductor: Roland Kluttig, Director: Frank Hilbrich, Stage and Costume Design: Duncan Hayler, Aerial Director and Fight Choreographer: Ran Arthur Braun, Lighting: Rainer Janson, Chorus and Children's Chorus: Christoph Heil, Dramaturgy: Barbara Tacchini

Peter Pan: Daniel Keating-Roberts, Wendy: Yuko Kakuta, Mr Darling / Captain Hook: Ashley Holland, Mrs Darling: Helene Schneiderman, John Darling: Daniel Kluge, Michael Darling: Esther Dierkes, Nana / Starkey: David Steffens, Smee: Ian José Ramirez, Tiger Lily: Idunnu Münch, Tinker Bell (Puppenspieler): Horacio Peralta, Nibs: Rubén Mora, Tootles: Urs Winter, Slightly: Matthias Nenner, Curly: Heiko Schulz, With: Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Kinderchor der Oper Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

Peter Pan

Opera for families, kids 8 years and older
by Richard Ayres, Libretto: Lavinia Greenlaw, German translation: Adelheid & Jürgen Dormagen

Commissioned by Stuttgart Opera and Komische Oper Berlin

„All children except one grow up.“ That is how James M. Barrie’s novel Peter Pan begins – a novel that for more than 100 years has captivated adults and children alike. Librettist Lavinia Greenlaw and composer Richard Ayres have traced that Peter Pan who – child forever and incredibly vulnerable – seems to have armed himself against all rules and regulations of civilization.


45 minutes prior to the start of every performance - except school events -, Opera House, Grand Tier Foyer (Foyer I. Rang)
Introduction for children: 45 minutes prior to the start of every performance - except school events -, Opera House, Foyer III. Rang


Directors, dramaturgs, singers and conductors are ready to answer your questions:

  • Friday, Dezember 18 (evening): for children and their families
  • Saturday, January 2: for adults
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Act I

The newly married Mr and Mrs Darling stand in front of their recently purchased house. Mr Darling calculates the costs for the house, the belongings and the children. He tries in vain to snatch that special kiss that Mrs Darling keeps tucked in one corner of her mouth.

Scene 1: The Nursery and the Shadow
The Darlings have been blessed with three children: Wendy, John and Michael. They play in the care of their nanny, a dog named Nana. It is time for bed. Whilst singing a lullaby, Mrs Darling tidies the children’s minds. Peter Pan enters the room with the fairy Tinkerbell. Mrs Darling finds him out, bangs the window shut and accidentally gets Peter’s shadow caught. The shadow seems strangely familiar to her and she stows it away in the chest of drawers.

Interlude 1: Nana’s Day
One day passes by with Nana chasing a wasp. Evening sets in.

Scene 2: Father’s Tie
Mr and Mrs Darling are invited for dinner. Mr Darling tries in vain to get his tie done. He bursts out with anger and lectures his family about the importance of discipline and obligation. He sends Nana off to the kennel. Mrs Darling tells her husband about the stranger’s visit the night before. He does not listen.

Interlude 2: Song of the Stars
Mrs Darling is puzzled. The children go to bed and the parents leave the house. Nana stays outside. The stars are observing everything.

Scene 3: Peter Pan returns
Peter Pan is looking for his shadow. In vain he tries to tie it on. Wendy awakens and sews the stranger’s shadow back on. As a thank you she asks for a kiss but gets an acorn in return, as Peter mistakes acorns for kisses. Wendy learns from Peter, that he is a motherless boy and able to fly. Peter then talks Wendy and her brothers into following him on a night flight into freedom – to Neverland. Alarmed, Nana starts to bark: too late.

Scene 4: The Flight
Weightlessness, fun and fear. Peter keeps forgetting who Wendy, John and Michael really are. They can already hear the guns being fired in Neverland. A storm gathers and the children are separated. Tinkerbell shows Wendy the way.
– Interval –

Act II

Scene 1: Arrival on the island
The Lost Boys are waiting for Peter Pan. Tinkerbell informs them about Peter’s arrival. She adds, that the Lost Boys are supposed to kill a white bird. The Lost Boys then shoot at the flying Wendy with an arrow. Peter finds Wendy dead. Meanwhile, John and Michael have arrived, too. Various »doctors« playfully take care of Wendy. The arrow is stuck in the acorn, so Peter Pan’s kiss saved Wendy’s life. Tinkerbell is banished for treason. The Lost Boys persuade Wendy to act as their mother, and as soon as she has hesitantly agreed to, they change into a group of chaotic ruffians.

Scene 2: Hook explains
The pirates Smee and Starkey have caught the Lost Boy Nibs. Captain Hook, however, is only interested in Peter Pan, because it was him who cut off his arm and fed a crocodile with it: Since then, the crocodile has been greedily following him. The watch that got swallowed with the arm is still ticking and warns Hook. But sometime in the future – so Smee and Starkey gleefully predict – the wrist watch will stop ticking. – The crocodile passes by.

Scene 3: Neverland at Night
Wendy tries to teach the Lost Boys some manners. When they are finally put to bed, she has hardly got any strength left for a bedtime story. Peter hates stories about families. Half asleep, Wendy is remembering her earlier life, while Michael and John have already forgotten everything. Peter is crying in his sleep. In the middle of the night he sets out for battle.

Scene 4: Black Moon and Battle
Peter Pan and Tiger Lily attack the pirates. Tiger Lily gets caught in the massacre.

Scene 5: Peter rescues Tiger Lily
Peter imitates Hook’s voice. Smee and Starkey fall for the trick and set Tiger Lily free. Captain Hook holds them back, but Wendy steps in courageously and decides the battle.

Scene 6: Did you kill them all?
Peter Pan and Tiger Lily boast about the victory. Wendy is totally ignored. She decides to return home. All the boys want to join her apart from Peter. He remembers how he once left Neverland to fly back home: The window was shut and another child was lying in his old bed. The pirates kidnap Wendy and the boys.

Scene 7: Tinkerbell drinks Poison
Tinkerbell informs Peter about Hook’s next move. Peter plans to free the children after having drunk the medicine left for him by Wendy. When he does not listen to Tinkerbell’s warnings about Hook having poisoned the medicine, she drinks it herself. Peter calls the dead fairy back to life.

Intermezzo: No tick – No tock
On his way to the pirates’ ship, Peter observes the crocodile spitting out the wrist watch. He imitates the watch’s tick-tock and comes up with a devastating plan.

Scene 8: Last Battle
Hook is triumphant. He allows Wendy to say a few final words to the boys before forcing them all to walk the plank. Suddenly, Peter starts to make ticking noises and the pirates panic. The showdown: Hook jumps over board and the quietly lurking crocodile swallows him up.

Scene 9: The Nursery at Night
Since the fatal day, Mr Darling has been sleeping in the dog’s kennel. It is night time. Peter attempts one final trick: he wants to shut the window. But Mrs Darling’s tears stop him from doing so. Wendy, John and Michael return home together with the Lost Boys. Everyone rejoices. Mrs Darling, however, senses danger and closes the window.