Performances in May and June 2021
In accordance with the announcement of the Austrian Federal Government and provided that the measures of the City of Vienna allow it, the Vienna State Opera will now finally reopen for you on May 19, 2021. In the six weeks until the end of the season, six premieres will take place in front of an audience.
Two of this season's premiere productions, which were or will be performed only for cameras and microphones, can now be shown in front of an audience: Calixto Bieito's production of Carmen and Frank Castorf's production of Faust.
In addition to these two belated premieres, a total of four more premieres will be staged until the end of June: L'incoronazione di Poppea - the prelude of the planned Monteverdi trilogy -, Macbeth directed by Barrie Kosky with Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth, the ballet three-parter Tänze Bilder Sinfonien with the world premiere of Martin Schläpfer's Symphony No. 15 as well as Der Barbier für Kinder, the first children's opera production to be seen on the stage in the big house under the new direction.
For the period from 19 to 25 May, the programme had to be slightly revised in accordance with the new circumstances. In addition to the two Faust performances, there will also be two performances of Tosca with Sonya Yoncheva in the title role and Piotr Beczała as Mario Cavaradossi. On June 1 will be a recital by Diana Damrau.
Tickets for all performances from May 19 to the end of the season on June 30 go on sale today, Wednesday, from 12.00 noon. Tickets can currently be booked online via the Vienna State Opera website and by telephone Monday to Friday from 10.00-16.00, and from next week daily from 10.00-19.00 on +43 1 513 1513. With the end of the hard lockdown in Vienna from 3 May, the Bundestheater box offices in the opera foyer will also be open for ticket sales. Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 08.00-18.00. Sat: 09.00-17.00, Sun, Fei: 09.00-12.00.
Should the City of Vienna not support the opening steps of the Federal Government and we are not allowed to play in front of the public, or only later, your ticket prices will of course be refunded.
THE PROGRAMME FROM 19 MAY 2021
19 May 2021, 6.30 pm (programme change)
FAUST - PREMIERE IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE
Conductor Bertrand de Billy
Production Frank Castorf
Doctor Faust Juan Diego Flórez
Marguerite Nicole Car
Méphistophélès Adam Palka
Valentin Étienne Dupuis
20 May 2021, 6.30 pm (programme change)
SUITE OF DANCES - NEW PRODUCTION
Glass Pieces (Jerome Robbins)
Duo Concertant (George Balanchine)
A Suite of Dances (Jerome Robbins) - first performance at the Vienna State Opera
The Concert (Jerome Robbins)
Conductor Benjamin Pope
Vienna State Ballet
21 May 2021, 6.30 pm (programme change)
Conductor Axel Kober
Production Margarethe Wallmann
Floria Tosca Sonya Yoncheva
Mario Cavaradossi Piotr Beczała
Baron Scarpia Ambrogio Maestri
22 May 2021, 6.30 p.m.
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA - PREMIERE
Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado
Production Jan Lauwers
Nerone Kate Lindsey
Poppea Slávka Zámečníková
Ottone Xavier Sabata
Ottavia Christina Bock
Seneca Willard White
Virtù / Drusilla Vera-Lotte Boecker
23 May 2021, 6.30 p.m. (programme change)
Cast as on 19 May
24 May 2021, 11.00 a.m. (programme change)
THE BARBER FOR CHILDREN - PREMIERE
Conductor Markus Henn
Production Grischa Asagaroff
Count Almaviva Josh Lovell
Rosina Patricia Nolz
Figaro Stefan Astakhov
Ambrogio Andy Hallwaxx
24 May 2021, 6.30 pm (programme change)
Cast as on 21 May
25 May 2021, 6.30 pm (programme change)
SUITE OF DANCES
see 20 May
From 26 May, the planned schedule will resume, starting on
26 May 2021, 6.30 p.m.
CARMEN - PREMIERE IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE
Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Production Calixto Bieito
Carmen Michèle Losier
Don José Dmytro Popov
Escamillo Erwin Schrott
Micaëla Vera-Lotte Boecker
Details of the rest of the programme and start times as well as the complete casts can be found on the Vienna State Opera website. The following change will take place on 1 June:
1 June 2021, 8.00 p.m. (instead of a closing day).
Song recital DIANA DAMRAU
OUTLOOK FOR THE REST OF THE PROGRAMME
There are two more premieres on the programme of the Vienna State Opera before the end of this season:
10 June 2021, 6.30 p.m.
MACBETH - PREMIERE
Conductor Philippe Jordan
Production Barrie Kosky
Macbeth Luca Salsi
Banquo Roberto Tagliavini
Lady Macbeth Anna Netrebko
Macduff Freddie De Tommaso
26 June 2021, 7.00 p.m.
TÄNZE BILDER SINFONIEN - PREMIERE
Symphony in Three Movements (George Balanchine)
Pictures at an Exhibition (Alexei Ratmansky)
Symphony No. 15 (Martin Schläpfer) - world premiere
Conductor Robert Reimer
Vienna State Ballet
Other programme highlights include Die Entführung aus dem Serail (premiere in October 2020) with conducted by Antonello Manacorda and with Brenda Rae, Emanuela von Frankenberg, Regula Mühlemann, Stella Roberts, Daniel Behle, Christian Natter, Michael Laurenz, Ludwig Blochberger, Goran Jurić, Andreas Grötzinger and Christian Nickel; Der Rosenkavalier conducted by Philippe Jordan with Martina Serafin, Jennifer Holloway, Louise Alder, Albert Pesendorfer and Adrian Eröd; Lohengrin with Klaus Florian Vogt, Kwangchul Youn, Sara Jakubiak, Johan Reuter, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner and Cornelius Meister at the conductor's podium, and Elektra conducted by Franz Welser-Möst and Michaela Schuster, Aušrinė Stundytė, Camilla Nylund, Jörg Schneider and Derek Welton.