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 and winter 2015
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.
Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald
Premiere Saturday, 14 March 2015 at 7 pm
Opera in three acts (2014)
March 14, 16, 18, 21 and 23. at 7:00PM
Music by HK Gruber
Libretto by Michael Sturminger after the play of the same name by Ödön von Horv?th
In German with German subtitles
Conductor: HK Gruber
Director: Michael Sturminger
With Angelika Kirchschlager, Daniel Schmutzhard et al.
Vocalensemble NOVA (chorus master: Colin Mason)
In coproduction with the Bregenzer Festspiele
Le nozze di Figaro
Premiere Saturday, 11 April 2015 at 7 pm
April 11., 13., 15., 18., 20., and 22.
Commedia per musica in four acts (1786)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
After the comedy "La folle journée ou le mariage de Figaro" by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1784)
Performed in Italian with German subtitles
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Director: Felix Breisach
With Anett Fritsch, Stéphane Degout et al.
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Chorus master: Erwin Ortner)
New productionTheater an der Wien
La mère coupable
Premiere Friday, 8 May 2015 at 7.30 pm
May 8., 10., 12., 15. and 17.
Opera in three acts (1966)
Music by Darius Milhaud
Libretto by Madeleine Milhaud after the play "L'autre Tartuffe ou la mère coupable" by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Performed in French with German subtitles
Conductor: Leo Hussain
Director: Herbert Föttinger
With Angelika Kirchschlager, Markus Butter et al.
New production Theater an der Wien
Prices: at Euro 37.-/65.-/89.-/115.-/127.-/159.- and 184.- incl. fees each