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on December 21, 2019
This is the page for the performance on December 21, 2019.
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World premiere Premiere

Cast 21.12.2019

Conductor Guillermo García Calvo
Director Matthias von Stegmann
Set design Marc Jungreithmeier
Costume Design Constanza Meza-Lopehandia
Persinette Bryony Dwyer
Prinz Lukhanyo Moyake
Hexe Monika Bohinec
Mutter Regine Hangler
Vater Orhan Yildiz
Rabe Sorin Coliban


Persinette was the original title of a French folk story that became known and beloved in the German-speaking world and beyond as Rapunzel in the version by the Brothers Grimm. As a commission for the Wiener Staatsoper, composer Albin Fries and librettist Birgit Mathon have created a three-act fairy-tale opera, the story of which follows this popular fairy tale about the girl with the long hair imprisoned in a tower. Albin Fries, who won the international Bartók Opera Composition Competition with his opera Nora in 2018, writes music in tonal, late romantic style.