Theater an der Wien
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Theater An Der Wien

  • Theater an der Wien

    And it is not just any theatre, but the one that Emanuel Schikaneder, the all-round genius, actor, impresario with a flair for organization but above all librettist of The Magic Flute, had built in 1801 in Vienna in keeping with the spirit of Mozart.

    To coincide with the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth the Theater an der Wien presents itself as a new opera house from January 2006. As a "stagione" opera house with productions all the year round the Theater an der Wien carves a new and independent niche in the realm of high-quality culture in Vienna. For twelve months of the year, with one premiere every month, opera will be performed under the "stagione", or season, system: that means the cast remains unchanged from the first performance to the last one, which guarantees that the very highest international standards are maintained.

    The theatre's modern, accessible approach to music theatre as demonstrated by the works performed, the overall artistic concept Bespielung and the artistes is further underlined by the building itself, its architecture and the vibrancy of its location. The surroundings and materials, the intimate atmosphere and perfect acoustics in the historical theatre prepare the senses to experience beauty. The Theater an der Wien deliberately enters into a symbiotic relationship with its lively surroundings on the Naschmarkt street market and the young cultural scene centred in the Schleifmühl quarter.

    Programm fall 2014 and winter 2015

    Iphigénie en Aulide et Tauride

    Premiere Thursday, 16 October 2014, 7 pm
    October 16., 18., 21., 24., 27., 29.

    Opera in two parts (Version: Torsten Fischer, 2014)

    Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
    Libretto by Nicolas-François Guillard (Tauride)
    and Marie François Louis Gand Bailli du Roullet (Aulide)

    In French with German subtitles

    Conductor: Leo Hussain
    Director and Light design: Torsten Fischer
    With Christoph Pohl, Ekaterina Siurina, Veronique Gens et al.
    Wiener Symphoniker
    Arnold Schoenberg Choir (Ltg. Erwin Ortner)

    Les pêcheurs de perles

    Premiere Sunday, 16 November 2014, 7 pm
    November 16., 19., 22., 25., 28., 30

    Opera in three acts (1863)
    Music by Georges Bizet
    Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Florentin Carré

    In French with German subtitles

    Conductor: Jean-Christophe Spinosi
    Director: Lotte de Beer
    With Diana Damrau, Dmitry Korchak et al.
    ORF Radio Symphonieorchester Wien
    Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Ltg. Erwin Ortner)

    American Lulu

    Premiere Sunday, 7 December 2014, 7.30 pm
    Dec. 7., 9., 11.

    Overall concept and new interpretation of Alban Bergs opera "Lulu" by Olga Neuwirth (2006-2011)

    In English with German subtitles

    Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
    Director, set & costume design: Kirill Serebrennikov
    With Marisol Montalvo, Della Miles et al.
    Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

    La straniera

    Premiere Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 7 pm
    Jan. 14., 16., 18., 22., 24., 26., 28

    Melodarama in two acts (1829)

    Music by Vincenzo Bellini
    Libretto by Felice Romani after the novel "L´étrangère" by Charles-Victor Prévost Vicomte D´Arlincourt

    Performed in Italian with German surtitles

    Conductor: Paolo Arrivabeni
    Director: Christof Loy

    With Edita Gruberova (14.,18.,22. & 26.1.)/Marlis Petersen (16.,24. & 28.1.), Dario Schmunck / Norman Reinhardt et al.
    ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
    Arnold Schoenberg-Choir (Ltg. Erwin Ortner)

    Il Barbiere di Siviglia

    Premiere Monday, 16 February 2015, 7 pm
    Feb. 16., 18., 20., 23., 25., 27.

    Dramma giocoso per musica in two acts (1782/87)

    Music by Giovanni Paisiello
    Libretto by Giuseppe Petrosellini after the comedy "La précaution inutile ou le Barbier de Séville" by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

    Performed in Italian with German surtitles

    Conductor: René Jacobs
    Director: Moshe Leiser / Patrice Caurier
    With Mari Eriksmoen, Topi Lehtipuu et al.

    Freiburger Barockorchester

    Prices: at Euro 37.-/65.-/89.-/115.-/127.-/159.- and 184.- incl. fees each

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