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OPERA AT THE FESTSPIELHAUS WERKSTATTBÜHNE WERKSTATTBÜHNE THEATER AM KORNMARKT OPERA STUDIO – THEATER AM KORNMARKT NERO ARRIGO BOITO MICHAEL KOHLHAAS HEINRICH VON KLEIST WIND ALEXANDER MOOSBRUGGER IMPRESARIO DOTCOM ĽUBICA ČEKOVSKÁ ARMIDA JOSEPH HAYDN One of history’s most notorious figures will make his appearance at the Festspielhaus: Roman emperor Nero, as a colourful character in Arrigo Boito’s lavish opera. The spectacular self staging of his power contrast with Around the middle of the sixteenth century, on the banks of the River Havel, there lived a horse-dealer named Michael Kohlhaas, son of a schoolmaster and one of the most righteous and at the same time most abhorrent A man falls into »sweet slumber« and finds himself in a mysterious world of euphonious voices, erotic temptation, hungry animals and marvellous plants. He witnesses astonishing performances such as a chess ballet Drawn by the alluring invitation of a mysterious wealthy man, several ambitious opera singers apply to perform at a newly opened opera house at an unknown location. They dream of fame and riches. The greedy manager Lasca The opera Armida takes us into a world of exotic sorcery and profoundly human conflictual relationships. How does a young woman react when the man she loves seeks acclaim by indulging in fantasies of heroism? pangs of remorse he feels after murdering his mother. people of his time.« Thus begins Heinrich von Kleist’s story of and tempestuous winds. Finally he meets the woman he has picks them up at the airport and herds them together in one And when she is promised as a prize to the victor in the Boito’s libretti, including those for Giuseppe Verdis’s Otello a notorious yet principled criminal. At a frontier post Kohlhaas long yearned for: has Poliphilo found his Polia? hotel suite. The singers begin to fume with indignation at this impending battle? Armida responds to the delirium of war and Falstaff, are some of the most outstanding achievements has to give up two horses as a pledge. When he returns, he finds Composer Alexander Moosbrugger has chosen one of the shoddy treatment, but try their best to preserve the necessary and betrayal with her own struggle for love, making use of in operatic history. A leading intellectual in the Scapigliatura the proud horses half-starved and broken by field work. When most fascinating and enigmatic books in world literature: composure to audition in front of Impresario Dotcom. her magical talents. She forces the self-confident warriors to artistic movement, he also wrote the libretto for Franco he is denied compensation, he launches into a campaign of Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, thought to have been written by But that test presents them with unexpected challenges ... question their vision of manly heroism. But then she herself Faccio’s Hamlet, which was performed at the 2016 Bregenz revenge which starts out as an act of resistance by a defenceless the Dominican Francesco Colonna and first printed in Venice First performed in 1759, Carlo Goldoni’s comedy deals with comes to doubt the role assigned to her, that of seductive Festival. The directorial team behind this acclaimed redisco- man and finally ends in a bloodbath. Kohlhaas goes straight in the year 1499. For artist Flaka Haliti the woodcuts are an clichés about the opera world and the Orient. Impresario enchantress. What does heaven want? What is any magic very is now working on a new production of Boito’s Nerone. from being »a model citizen« to a »robber and a murderer«. important source of inspiration for her design of the perfor- Dotcom offers a contemporary take on theatre aspirations and capable of if it is no longer a matter of anything more than PREMIERE 22 July 2020 – 7.30 p.m. PERFORMANCES 26 July – 11.00 a.m. & 3 August – 7.30 p.m. Festspielhaus Conductor Dirk Kaftan Stage director Olivier Tambosi Stage designer Frank Philipp Schlössmann Costume designer Gesine Völlm Stage music in cooperation with Vorarlberg Conservatory | Prague Philharmonic Choir | Wiener Symphoniker Tragedy in four acts (1924) | Libretto by the composer | Sung in Italian with German surtitles Heinrich von Kleist’s novella remains topical for the timeless questions it raises about guilt and justice, the individual and society. It’s about the mechanisms of spreading terror and the irresistible spiral of violence. PREMIERE 28 July 2020 – 8.00 p.m. PERFORMANCES 29 & 30 July – 8.00 p.m. Werkstattbühne Stage director Andreas Kriegenburg Stage designer Harald Thor Coproduction with Deutsches Theater Berlin mance space in the Werkstattbühne. She is collaborating with the composer on a piece of music theatre that transforms the sound and the pipes of the organ into protagonists alongside the singers and a string quartet. PREMIERE 19 August 2020 – 8.00 p.m. PERFORMANCE 21 August – 8.00 p.m. Werkstattbühne Performance space Flaka Haliti Conductor Michael Wendeberg Rieger-Orgelbau Wendelin Eberle Quatour Diotima | Klangforum Heidelberg | SWR Experimentalstudio expectations as well as the mechanisms of the market in central European culture. PREMIERE 24 July 2020 – 7.30 p.m. PERFORMANCE 25 July – 7.30 p.m. Theater am Kornmarkt Conductor Christopher Ward Stage director Elisabeth Stöppler Stage designer Hermann Feuchter Costume designer Nicole Pleuler Coproduction with Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava | Opera buffa in four acts | Libretto by Laura Olivi after Carlo Goldoni’s The Impresario from Smyrna (1761) | Sung in treachery and revenge? Joseph Haydn’s last opera conjures up gigantic natural forces from the orchestra, and explores the characters’ complex emotional states in moving arias and ensembles. PREMIERE 17 August 2020 – 7.30 p.m. PERFORMANCES 19, 21 & 22 August – 7.30 p.m. Theater am Kornmarkt Conductor Jonathan Brandani Stage director Jörg Lichtenstein Stage, costume & lighting designer Nikolaus Webern Dramma eroico in three acts (1784) | Libretto by Nunziato Porta (?) after Torquato Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered (1581) | PRICES Nero CATEGORY 1 2 3 4 5 6 EUR 150 132 115 98 58 28 PRICES Michael Kohlhaas CATEGORY 1 2 3 4 In collaboration with Kunsthaus Bregenz Text by the composer after Francesco Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili in the translation of Thomas Reiser and Joscelyn Godwin | World premiere Italian with German surtitles | World premiere PRICES Impresario Dotcom CATEGORY 1 2 3 4 In cooperazione con il concorso internazionale NEUE STIMMEN PRICES Armida CATEGORY 1 2 3 4 Premiere surcharge: EUR 25 per ticket (categories 1 - 2). Different seating plan. EUR 48 38 28 18 PRICES Wind EUR 34 EUR 42 32 22 18 EUR 52 42 32 22

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