Opera

Parsifal | Richard Wagner

In his “Parsifal”, Wagner created a complex world of its own. It is complex because it consists of so many heterogeneous elements whose meaning is hard to ...

Premiere: Saturday 16. Sep. 2017 | next performance: Friday 19. Apr. 2019

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Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Die Heimkehr des Odysseus) | Claudio Monteverdi

10 years of war. 10 years of odyssey. Darkness. Ulysses returns to his Penelope in the guise of an unkempt ancient beggar. Among all her suitors, only he can ...

Premiere: Sunday 29. Oct. 2017 | next performance: Friday 25. Jan. 2019

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Fidelio | Ludwig van Beethoven

Florestan has been unjustly incarcerated for “fighting for the truth”. The governor of the state prisons, Pizarro, is responsible and therefore needs to ...

Premiere: Sunday 28. Jan. 2018 | next performance: Tuesday 09. Apr. 2019

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Messa da Requiem | Giuseppe Verdi

Libera me. Save me. Liberate me, Lord, from eternal death. The individual wails, faced with the balance of his life. Abysses of nothingness. Verdi’s ...

Premiere: Sunday 11. Mar. 2018 | next performance: Tuesday 08. Jan. 2019

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Frankenstein | Jan Dvorak

Created from nothing. Ugly and in need of love. Unique. Strange. Rejected. Lonely. Hurt. Angry. Murdering, so that somebody should feel its pain. – In 1818, ...

World Premiere: Sunday 20. May. 2018 | next performance: Wednesday 23. May. 2018

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BENJAMIN | Peter Ruzicka

Walter Benjamin was a German philosopher and cultural scientist. A Jew and Marxist, his path through the 20th century was irregular and meandering. The figures ...

World Premiere: Sunday 03. Jun. 2018

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Così fan tutte | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Seeking to test their girlfriends’ fidelity, two men wager that they will remain steadfast. They subject the women to passionate onslaught, and in the end, ...

Premiere: Saturday 08. Sep. 2018

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Szenen aus Goethes Faust | Robert Schumann

While Goethe’s classicism aimed at a whole consisting of particles in accordance with a higher plan, where the illumination of the heart’s reason is heeded ...

Premiere: Sunday 28. Oct. 2018

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Orphée et Eurydice | Christoph Willibald Gluck

Eurydice is dead, a fact the man and artist Orpheus cannot accept. He demands her return. Indeed, the beauty of art and its power to transcend and destroy ...

Premiere: Sunday 03. Feb. 2019

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Nabucco | Giuseppe Verdi

Jerusalem has been occupied, the Jewish temple destroyed, the Hebrew nation abducted to enemy Babylon. In its Babylonian exile, the Jewish people’s struggle ...

Premiere: Sunday 10. Mar. 2019

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Lessons in Love and Violence | George Benjamin

Always the same old story: that mixture of blood, power, dynasty, jealousy, treason and sex. All the themes found in the plays of Shakespeare and Marlowe, whose ...

Premiere: Sunday 07. Apr. 2019

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Thérèse | Philipp Maintz

Thérèse lives in an arranged marriage with her cousin Camille, suffering unspeakably. She falls in love with Laurent, her husband’s best friend. ...

World Premiere: Saturday 18. May. 2019

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Die arabische Prinzessin (The Arab Princess) | Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga

Konzeption und musikalische Einrichtung Anna-Sophie Brüning, Text von Paula Fünfeck nach einem arabischen Märchen Once upon a time, there was ...

Premiere: Saturday 10. Feb. 2018 | no further performances this season

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I.th.Ak.A. | Samuel Penderbayne

Ulysses in search of his island. Crossing the border between sea and land and setting foot on Ithaka is to restore his freedom, to liberate him from chaos, ...

World Premiere: Friday 06. Apr. 2018 | no further performances this season

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Das Floß | Anastasija Kadiša, Alexander Chernyshkov, Andreas Eduardo Frank

A ship at sea, the captain gone, no land in sight – the passengers left to their own devices. Thus begins a tale which turns into two stories, due to opposite ...

World Premiere: Friday 04. May. 2018 | no further performances this season

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Miriways | Georg Philipp Telemann

This opera, first performed at Hamburg’s Opera on Gänsemarkt in 1726, has a model in actual history: Mir Wais was an Afghan ruler who conquered Persia in ...

Premiere: Friday 29. Jun. 2018

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Ring & Wrestling | Music from “Der Ring des Nibelungen” by Richard Wagner

Nietzsche, simultaneously the greatest Wagner fan and Wagner hater, proclaimed God to be dead. Including the gods of the Ring? Their story is always told to the ...

Premiere: Friday 07. Sep. 2018

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Schneewittchen | Wolfgang Mitterer nach Engelbert Humperdinck

White as snow, red as blood and black as ebony – born of a winter wishfulness, the princess grows up until a talking mirror turns her world upside-down. After ...

Premiere: Saturday 09. Feb. 2019

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Die Nacht der Seeigel (The Night of the Sea Urchins) | Akademie Musiktheater heute 2016-2018

Three people, three stories: a man on the run, a pregnant woman, an ancient scientist. Each in their own time period, each lonely. Each driven by longing, ...

World Premiere: Thursday 02. May. 2019

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Moscow, Cheryomushki | Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Is there any place more idyllic than a high-rise quarter, freshly built? Locked doors, corrupt civil servants, homelessness hovering like the sword of Damocles ...

Premiere: Friday 21. Jun. 2019

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