The Emperor's Nightingale

The Emperor’s Nightingale is a brand new show created and performed by Eulenspiegel’s Stephanie Vallez. Using delightful Bohemian-style rod marionettes on a tabletop stage, the show tells the story of an emperor who loves nature, especially birds and most especially the nightingale. Like many of us in the modern world, he is distracted by a mechanical device, in this case, a wind-up nightingale toy. He stops going outside and exercising and becomes deathly ill. He only wants to play with his new toy.

What will happen? Who will save him? Watch this beautiful new show, based on a tale by Hans Christian Andersen, and find out!

Stephanie sings the introduction. Her clarinet is the voice of the nightingale, while her penny whistle voices the toy nightingale.