Theater an der Wien: The 2019/20 Opera Season

Author: VBW International GmbH

The 2019/20 season is the fourteenth at the city of Vienna’s opera house. It includes 13 premieres at the Theater an der Wien and the Kammeroper.

  • Theater an der Wien, Auditorium Schlussapplaus Da Ponte | Copyright: © Herwig Prammer

    Theater an der Wien, Auditorium Schlussapplaus Da Ponte © Herwig Prammer

Season Opening in September - Rusalka:

At the beginning of the season, director Amélie Niermeyer presents her view of the fate that befell the water nymph Rusalka after she fell in love with a human being. Maria Bengtsson sings the title role in Antonín Dvořák’s opera. The premiere is on 19 September. On 17 October Mozart’s final opera La clemenza di Tito premieres with Stefan Gottfried conducting Concentus Musicus Wien.

Beethoven Year 2020:

To mark the 250th birthday of its “spiritus rector”, the Theater an der Wien is devoting a major series of events to him: As the venue where some of Beethoven’s great compositions premiered, the opera house of the city of Vienna is not restricting itself to merely performing and interpreting his works in this anniversary year. New projects have been commissioned with the aim of presenting other aspects of his œuvre: from mid-February to early May 2020 the highlights include a new production of the 1806 version of the opera Fidelio (director Christoph Waltz, conductor Manfred Honeck, Vienna Symphony Orchestra) at the Theater an der Wien along with the world premiere of the opera Egmont by Christian Jost and Christoph Klimke (17/2/2020) and another world premiere Genia by Tscho Theissing and Kristine Tornquist at the Kammeroper (5/3/2020).

Info & Tickets:



Blu-Ray: Hans Werner Henze - The Bassarids

Arthaus Musik

A rare revival of a modern classic in a highly dramatic psychological staging by Krzysztof Warlikowski on Blu-ray.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide

C Major Entertainment

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the premiere of the rarity, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro staged Ricciardo e Zoraide with an all-star cast!

Live on takt1: Currentzis with Le Nozze di Figaro


A declaration: The Vienna Konzerthaus starts its new season with Currentzis’ turbulent interpretation of “Figaro”. Live and exclusive to takt1.

The IMZ Music Film Festival season has been a full blast

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Once again the IMZ got to program and host some delightful music film festivals this summer of 2019 and attracting many culture seekers for the 29th time ever since the Music Film Festival`s launch back in 1991.


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