Filemon Foldrich

About the Play

Great thoughts are going around in the head of the wise Indian elephant Filemon Foldrich. Great as he is himself: The moon for example or the flowers. For small things he has no time – and none at all for the flies of the nearby dung heap. But the flies consider themselves the most perfect creatures in the entire universe. To prove that once and forever they are searching for an opponent, and none but the greatest will do. None other than Filemon Foldrich is supposed to measure his strength with them at dung ball shooting...
Norbert Nackendick (Norbert Fatnoggin), Der Lindwurm und der Schmetterling (The Lindworm and the Butterfly), Filemon Foldrich and Tranquilla Trampeltrue were all set in music by composer Wilfried Hiller as “Vier musikalische Fabeln” (Four Musical Fables). The libretti were written by Michael Ende.


  • First published in: 1984
  • Theatre rights:
    Verlag für Kindertheater
    Max-Brauer-Allee 34
    22765 Hamburg
    Tel.: 040 / 60 79 09 916
    Fax: 040 / 60 79 09 51
    Ansprechpartnerin für Aufführungsgenehmigungen: Juliane Lachenmayer

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Unpublished libretto 1980-82

Further Performances


  • Sound Carrier:
    Filemon Faltenreich (Filemon Foldrich)
    With music by Wilfried Hiller. Deutsche Grammophon Junior, Hamburg, 1984. Currently not available.

Puppet Theater

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