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Lohengrin

on May 11, 2024
Music Richard Wagner → Romantische Oper in drei Akten

Future dates

26. April 2024
Friday
10.00 - 14.30
2 intermissions
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29. April 2024
Monday
18.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions
Buy tickets Werkeinführung 30 Minuten vor der Vorstellung im Gustav Mahler-Saal
02. May 2024
Thursday
18.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions
Buy tickets Werkeinführung 30 Minuten vor der Vorstellung im Gustav Mahler-Saal
05. May 2024
Sunday
18.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions
Buy tickets Werkeinführung 30 Minuten vor der Vorstellung im Gustav Mahler-Saal
08. May 2024
Wednesday
18.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions
Buy tickets Werkeinführung 30 Minuten vor der Vorstellung im Gustav Mahler-Saal
11. May 2024
Saturday
18.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions
Buy tickets Werkeinführung 30 Minuten vor der Vorstellung im Gustav Mahler-Saal

Cast 11.05.2024

Conductor Christian Thielemann
Production Jossi Wieler Sergio Morabito
Stage and Costume Design Anna Viebrock
Lighting Design Sebastian Alphons
Ko-Bühnenbildner Torsten Köpf
König Heinrich Georg Zeppenfeld
Lohengrin David Butt Philip
Elsa von Brabant Malin Byström
Telramund Martin Gantner
Ortrud Anja Kampe
Heerrufer Attila Mokus

Details

No other Wagner opera has received so much adulation or been the target for so much critical mockery as Lohengrin. One thing is clear – given the internal contradictions of the piece, the theatre is faced with the ultimate challenge of developing a penetrating and sensitive deconstruction of its role models and conflict structures. The culture of doubt, rejected and demonized in the piece and personified in the figure of the pagan witch, Ortrud, is the only thing suitable today for Wagner’s epochal and at the same time deeply suspect art. The »amplification, realization and specification of the mythically remote«, entirely in the sense of Thomas Mann’s quote here, are design strategies which the theatrical art of Wieler, Morabito and Viebrock is measured against. They have immersed themselves in the fine network of fairy tale and myth which Wagner’s eclecticist Lohengrin myth is rooted in. In the process, they found a folk tale which begins, »Once upon a time there was a king who died, leaving two children, a son and a daughter. The daughter was a year older than the son. One day, the two children were arguing over who should be the king, as the brother said, ›I’m a prince, and if there are princes around, princesses don’t get to rule.‹
 

Co-production partner

A Co-production of VIENNA STATE OPERA and the SALZBURG EASTER FESTIVAL.

Sponsor

This production is sponsored by

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