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© Peter M. Mayr

Martin Schläpfer about »Die Jahreszeiten«

In »The Seasons« the aged Joseph Haydn composed a large-scale secular oratorio about how mankind is integrated into the cycle of nature – a music that is full of colours, full of brilliance and great rhetorical power, which inspired Martin Schläpfer to create a full-length ballet. In an interview and with excerpts from rehearsals, the ballet director and chief choreographer of the Vienna State Ballet provides insights into his work, which will premiere on April 30, 2022 at the Vienna State Opera.

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Musik »Die Jahreszeiten«. Oratorium Hob. XXI:3 von Joseph Haydn Text: Gottfried van Swieten nach »The Seasons« von James Thomson

Choreographie Martin Schläpfer

Bühne & Kostüme Mylla Ek

Licht Thomas Diek

Musikalische Leitung Adam Fischer

Chor Erwin Ortner

Hanne (Sopran) Slávka Zámečníková

Lukas (Tenor) Josh Lovell

Simon (Bass) Martin Häßler

Wiener Staatsballett

Arnold Schoenberg Chor

Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper

Premiere am 30. April 2022 in der Wiener Staatsoper

Die Produktion »Die Jahreszeiten« wird gefördert von Mastercard.