Johannes Maria Staud

Die Weiden

Opera

Johannes Maria Staud has received composition commissions from the Vienna Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as from the Cleveland Orchestra and Salzburg Festival. He has also had his operas premièred at the Munich Biennale and the Lucerne Festival. Together with librettist Durs Grünbein he has now written a political opera for the Wiener Staatsoper, making reference to the general shift to the right in Europe. At the centre of the action is the newly enamoured couple Peter and Lea, who set off on a journey down a river, – to the very heart of Europe, a continent recently torn apart again...

09 November 2019
Saturday
1 intermission
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Cast | 09.11.2019

Conductor Graeme Jenkins
Director Andrea Moses
Set design Jan Pappelbaum
Costumes Kathrin Plath
Lighting Bernd Purkrabek
Video Arian Andiel
Dramaturg Moritz Lobeck
Thomas Wieck
Live-Elektronische Realisation SWR Experimentalstudio
 
Lea, eine junge Philosophin Rachel Frenkel
Peter, ein junger Künstler Tomasz Konieczny
Edgar, Peters alter Schulfreund Thomas Ebenstein
Kitty, Edgars Geliebte Maria Nazarova
Die Fernsehreporterin Sylvie Rohrer
Krachmeyer, Komponist, Freund von Peters Familie Udo Samel
Leas Mutter Monika Bohinec
Leas Vater/Der Angler am Ufer Jörg Schneider
Peters Mutter Donna Ellen
Peters Vater Alexandru Moisiuc
 

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Johannes Maria Staud has received composition commissions from the Vienna Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as from the Cleveland Orchestra and Salzburg Festival. He has also had his operas premièred at the Munich Biennale and the Lucerne Festival. Together with librettist Durs Grünbein he has now written a political opera for the Wiener Staatsoper, making reference to the general shift to the right in Europe. At the centre of the action is the newly enamoured couple Peter and Lea, who set off on a journey down a river, – to the very heart of Europe, a continent recently torn apart again...

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12 November 2019
Tuesday
1 intermission
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