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OPERA AT THE FESTSPIELHAUS THE TALES OF HOFFMANN JACQUES OFFENBACH What do we long for when we love The author, composer and draftsman E. T. A. Hoffmann scrutinised our fantasies and dreams, and peered into the abyss as few others have done. Who does Hoffmann want to love The doll, the singer, the prostitute Or in fact just himself Jacques Offenbach reworked the French play as something midway between grand opéra, operetta and Romantic blood-curdler. Stefan Herheim, one of the most exciting directors of the day, sets out to explore the bizarre mechanics of human existence. PRICES The Tales of Hoffmann Category 1 2 3 4 5 6 EUR 135 120 104 90 48 24 Fantastic opera in five acts (1881) | Libretto by Jules Barbier after the play by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré | Sung in French with German surtitles PREMIERE 23 July 2015 – 7.30 p.m. PERFORMANCES 26 July – 11.00 a.m. 30 July, 3 & 6 August – 7.30 p.m. Festspielhaus Conductor Johannes Debus Stage director Stefan Herheim Stage designer Christof Hetzer Costume designer Esther Bialas Dramaturg Olaf A. Schmitt Vienna Symphony Orchestra Prague Philharmonic Choir Premiere surcharge: EUR 25 per ticket (categories 1–2). For the premiere there is a different seating plan. Co-production with Opera Cologne and the Royal Opera Copenhagen ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS 2015 VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 27 July 2015 – 7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus Conductor James Gaffigan Cello Jérôme Pernoo Jacques Offenbach Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Concerto militaire | Miroslav Srnka No Night No Land No Sky, first performan ce in Austria | Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Symphony No. 4 in A major The Italian VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2 August 2015 – 11.00 a.m., Festspielhaus Conductor Mikko Franck Tenor Rafael Rojas Baritone Thomas Oliemans Trombone Uwe Dierksen Prague Philharmonic Choir Bregenz Festival Chorus Gioachino Rossini Overture to William Tell | Luciano Berio Solo for Trombone and Orchestra | Giacomo Puccini Messa di Gloria VORARLBERG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 9 August 2015 – 11.00 a.m., Festspielhaus Conductor Gérard Korsten Soprano Measha Brueggergosman Peter Eötvös Chinese Opera Richard Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder, | Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor op. 98 VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 23 August 2015 – 11.00 a.m., Festspielhaus Conductor Philippe Jordan Violin Nikolaj Znaider Anton Webern Variations for Orchestra op. 30 | Johannes Brahms Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D op. 77 | Franz Schubert Symphony No. 8 D 944 the Great C major PRICES Vienna Symphony Orchestra Category 1 2 3 4 5 EUR 80 62 48 32 22 PRICES Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra Category 1 2 3 4 5 EUR 43 38 30 25 18 WERKSTATTBÜHNE GOLDEN DRAGON PETER EÖTVÖS An Asian fast-food restaurant where five people meet. A small man suffering from toothache. The fable of the ant and the cricket. A tooth that is removed with a wrench and lands in a stewardess’s bowl of soup. A family that makes a phone call from the gap in the teeth. Roland Schimmelpfennig’s theatrical fable Golden Dragon, which premiered at Vienna’s Burgtheater in 2009, has been adapted by the Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös as a many-layered piece of music theatre, in which five performers play 18 roles. After its world premiere at Oper Frankfurt in Elisabeth Stöppler’s staging, the most recent stage work by one of the most successful opera composers of our time is now being performed at the Bregenz Festival. For the production, the world renowned Ensemble Modern is returning to Lake Constance after a ten-year absence. Music theatre (2014) Libretto by Roland Schimmelpfennig adapted by Peter Eötvös PREMIERE 19 August 2015 – 8.00 p.m. PERFORMANCE 21 August – 8.00 p.m. Werkstattbühne DURATION 1½ hours (without break) PRICE EUR 28 | Werkstattbühne First performance in Austria, Co-production of Ensemble Modern and Oper Frankfurt OPERA STUDIO AT KORNMARKT COSÌ FAN TUTTE WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Four singers begin a game about love and fidelity, directed by the overbearing Alfonso, egged on by the wily Despina. Will either of the women succumb to the men’s temptations Being unfaithful is not seriously an option for any of them. Believing they have nothing to fear, they are all the more willing to take risks in the adventure they embark on. Yet the music makes them more and more the plaything of their desires. They don’t want to go back any more. It’s no longer they themselves who are in control of their feelings and behaviour. In the festival’s newly established Opera Studio, six young singers – five of them from the Opera Studio at the Staatsoper, Berlin – team up with director Jörg Lichtenstein and conductor Hartmut Keil and enter The School for Lovers, following the opera’s subtitle. PREMIERE 17 August 2015 – 7.30 p.m. PERFORMANCES 18, 20 & 22 August – 7.30 p.m. Vorarlberger Landestheater PRICES Category 1 2 3 EUR 45 35 25 Information subject to change: January 2015

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