Oper Stuttgart: Reigen

Boesmans - REIGEN

Ten more or less erotic encounters – from all walks of life. Celebrating the composer’s 80th birthday, Oper Stuttgart presents Philippe Boesmans’ REIGEN, based on Arthur Schnitzler’s play LA RONDE.  As at the premiere in 1993, the performance is conducted by Sylvain Cambreling.

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Oper Stuttgart
Oper Stuttgart: Rigoletto

Verdi – RIGOLETTO

The revolution kills its own children – in the shape of the hunchback jester Rigoletto. Follow director Jossi Wieler on his search for the explosive political and social content in Verdi’s masterpiece.

Oper Stuttgart
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Wagner – THE VALKYRIE

Genius creator of the most extensive work in the history of opera, Wagner made his mighty ‘RING’ in a world where man exists alongside dwarfs, giants and gods. Director, Pierre Audi offers a simple but yet ingenious look on the fatal love story between Siegmund and Sieglinde.

Dutch National Opera
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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner is a composer of superlatives. For Wagner, it was not enough to simply compose operas. The ‘master’, as friends and admirers such as the Bavarian king Ludwig II used to call him, wanted his works to be understood and staged as a ‘...
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Wagner - PARSIFAL

Richard Wagner’s last and most enigmatic opera PARSIFAL takes its hero on a quest which leads from the mysterious but decaying community of the Grail, through sexual awakening in Klingsor’s magic garden, towards transformation of the soul and rebirth of the devastated land.

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Wagner – THE VALKYRIE

Genius creator of the most extensive work in the history of opera, Wagner made his mighty ‘RING’ in a world where man exists alongside dwarfs, giants and gods. Director, Pierre Audi offers a simple but yet ingenious look on the fatal love story between Siegmund and Sieglinde.

Latvian National Opera: Macbeth
11/06

Verdi – MACBETH

Thought is the most powerful weapon. Verdi’s first Shakespearean opera is a parable on political immorality – and a revolution of the then-existing opera conventions. Macbeth is a man who sees what he wants to see. His world isn’t ruled by tyrants, but by ideas.

Latvian National Opera & Ballet
11 June 2016 at 17h55 CET
Dutch National Opera: The Queen of Spades
21/06

Tchaikovsky – THE QUEEN OF SPADES

‘What is life? A game!’ Renowned director Stefan Herheim directs Tchaikovsky’s much-loved opera about a young man who, for the prospect of earthly wealth, gambles away his chance for love and happiness.

Dutch National Opera
21 June 2016 at 19h30 CET
Welsh National Opera: In Parenthesis
01/07

Bell - IN PARENTHESIS

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle at the Somme, Welsh National Opera presents a new opera by Iain Bell. IN PARENTHESIS is an adaption of the epic poem by Welsh writer David Jones. David Pountney directs the world premiere.

Welsh National Opera
01 July 2016 at 20h00 CET