Embark on one of Copenhagen Opera Festival's most creative concepts when the Showboat once again sets sail loaded with opera magic. With an imaginative program and an ever-changing urban-historical set design, audience is guaranteed a special summer afternoon in great company.
Sopranos Lisbeth Rasmussen Juel and Anna Vaupel will amaze with hand-picked opera highlights while the boat will travel through the beautiful Copenhagen canals.
Showboat 2023: Mermaids in sight!
This year, the compass is set on the mermaids of music, theater, film and song – the alluring, enigmatic characters often surrounded by seduction and love, as in the opera Rusalka or Heise's Mermaid Songs. The Showboat will present a wide repertoire from Puccini and Bent Fabricius-Bjerre to Sebastian and many more as it glides through Langelinie, Christianshavn and Holmens Kanal.
Soloists will be accompanied by the pianist Charlotte Thaning. This year again the concept and staging are done by Simon Duus. The Showboat is the successor to the popular Operetta Boat, that for a decade entertained audiences with arias, duets and fun on the water.
The show will be in Danish and the tour is sailed in an open boat no matter the weather.
It is possible to buy beverages on the quay before the tour.
Images by Victoria Mørck Madsen.