Mask music theatre on the high seas

With the dream of saving the world, a girl boards Captain Nemo's "Nautilus." However, the famous ship has long since become a museum. The aging crew does everything possible to make their retirement as enjoyable as possible. Attempts at communication lead to nothing, they get entangled in trivialities - but they are all in the same boat. Family Flöz weaves a poetic and absurdly comical story through silent play and musical fantasy language. Singers and an instrumental ensemble bring the mysterious world of the sea to life.


This is not a bow to Erik Satie, nor is it gimmickry, but rather a loving homage to one of the greats of musical humor.


Basler Zeitung

Further events coming soon

in cooperation with Theater Basel

Opera loosely based on ‹20 000 Leagues under the Sea› by Jules Verne, with music by Erik Satie and Daniel Ott

devised by:  Fabian Baumgarten, Lei-Lei Bavoil, Anna Kistel, Daniel Ott, Hajo Schüler, Mats Süthoff and Michael Vogel
Direction, Masks: Hajo Schüler
Set Design: Simeon Meier
Costumes: Mascha Schubert
Komposition: Daniel Ott
Light Design: Mario Bubic
Dramaturgy: Meret Kündig
Performers: Fabian Baumgarten, Lei-Lei Bavoil, Anna Kistel,  Mats Süthoff, Michael Vogel
Sopran: Natalia Sanchez
Mezzosopran: Clara Rueff
Countertenor: Daan van der Schaft, Julian Schmidlin
Saxophone: Alejandro Oliván López, Luis Homedes Lopez, Miguel Fernández, Marcus Weiss, Remo Schnyder, Philippe Körper
Percussion: Alexandre Ferreira Silva, Mikolaj Rykowski
Electric Guitar: Mauricio Grandinetti, Chris Moy
Assistance Direction Berlin: Katrin Kats, Jelle de Wit
Assistance Direction Basel: Ulrike Jühe
Assistance Costumes: Marion Czyzykowski
Production Manager: Anna Crespo Palomar

In cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik, Klassik FHNW

With the kind support of Novartis