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Music Richard Wagner → Romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen

Cast 23.04.2023

Conductor Omer Meir Wellber
Production Andreas Homoki
Scenery and Costume Design Wolfgang Gussmann
Lighting Design Franck Evin
Dramaturge Werner Hintze
Heinrich der Vogler Tareq Nazmi
Lohengrin Piotr Beczala
Elsa von Brabant Camilla Nylund
Friedrich von Telramund Tomasz Konieczny
Ortrud Nina Stemme
Der Heerrufer des Königs Clemens Unterreiner


As is customary with Wagner, the conception and creation of what the composer describes as a romantic opera was preceded by reading numerous writings on the mysterious Knight of the Swan. He took it upon himself to address in »Lohengrin«, first performed in 1850 under Franz Liszt, the well-known elements of the saga of the saviour sent out by the Grail, the ban on asking the forbidden question and the dark world of the sorceress Ortrud. Still, »Lohengrin«, as is the case with all of Wagner's operas, cannot be reduced to medieval folklore. Rather, Wagner's aim was to show socio-political utopias of a just world against the backdrop of a story that is part history, part fable.