Opera

Arabella

Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Performed in German, with surtitles
Lyric comedy in three acts| Libretto: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
First performance: 1933 in Dresden
Su, 11.03.2018
PremiereGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:30
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster

"Arabella" is an opera for the public - perhaps the last. The death of Hugo von Hofmannsthals in 1929 marked the end of the important collaboration between Strauss and his beloved librettist. The timing of the work's creation - in the 1930s - left a glamorous mark on the piece. A catastrophe waits on the horizon, just when everyone seems to believe they have saved themselves from it. "Arabella", which was to be Strauss's "second Rosenkavalier", captures the splendour of nostalgic Vienna, and sends the piece with a touch of operetta into the twentieth Century.

OPENS: 11 March 2018

Cast

Conductor Patrick Lange
Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage Designer Gisbert Jäkel
Costume Designer Antje Sternberg
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Dramaturgy Katja Leclerc
Count Waldner Wolf Matthias Friedrich
Adelaide Romina Boscolo
Arabella Sabina Cvilak
Zdenka Katharina Konradi
Mandryka Ryan McKinny
Matteo Thomas Blondelle
Count Elemer Aaron Cawley
Count Dominik Benjamin Russell
Count Lamoral Alexander Knight
The Fiakermilli Gloria Rehm
Fortune-teller Maria Rebekka Stöhr
Welko David Bruwer
Djura Thomas Braun
Hotel Porter Jochen Elbert
Three Card Players Oliver Steinmetz, Leonid Firstov, Aldomir Mollov
Chor & Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden