Theater an der Wien: The 2019/20 Opera Season

Author: VBW International

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:



New on takt1: Gewandhausorchester & Nelsons


A grand start to the season at the Leipzig Gewandhaus: Andris Nelsons conducts the Gewandhaus Orchestra with a carefully chosen program.

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.

DVD: Gidon Kremer – Finding Your Own Voice / Preludes

Accentus Music

Accentus Music releases Paul Smaczny’s film about Gidon Kremer in combination with a recording of the Weinberg Preludes from the Gogol Center Moscow.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Bruckner No. 2 – Christian Thielemann

C Major Entertainment

In the Elbphilharmonie Thielemann once again proved to be the unrestricted Ruler on his ancestral territory, German Romantic repertoire.


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