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 spring 2014
Da Ponte-Zyklus with Nikolaus Harnoncourt:
Le nozze di Figaro: 6. and 8 March 2014, 7 pm
Don Giovanni: 17 and 19 March 2014, 7 pm
Così fan tutte: 27 and 29 March 2014, 7 pm
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Concentus Musicus Wien
Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Concertante performances in Italian
Premiere: Monday, 14 April 2014, 7 pm
17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th April, 2014
Oratorium in three parts (1742)
Music by George Frideric Handel
Performed in English with German surtitles
Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Director: Claus Guth
With Ingela Bohlin, Maria Bengtsson et al.
Les Talens Lyriques
Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Ltg. Erwin Ortner)
New interpretation of the Theater an der Wien's 2009 production
Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 7.30 pm
3rd, 6th, 9th, 11th of July 2014
Melodramma in three acts (1853)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
In Italian with German surtitles
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Director: Peter Konwitschny
With Marlis Petersen, Arturo Chacon Cruz et al.
ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
Arnold Schoenberg Chor
In Cooperation with the Opera house Graz
Prices: at Euro 37.-/65.-/89.-/115.-/127.-/159.- and 184.- incl. fees each