Theater an der Wien: The 2019/20 Opera Season
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 © 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: www.theater-wien.at
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