Premieres

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 –1827)
Opera in two acts
Sung in German, with subtitles.
Libretto: Joseph Sonnleitner & Stephan von Breuning
Premiere: 1814 in Vienna
16.10.2022
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Die lustige Witwe

The Merry Widow
Franz Lehár (1870 – 1948)
Operetta in three acts
Sung in German.
Libretto: Victor Léon & Leo Stein, based on the comic play "L'attaché d'ambassade" (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac
Premiere: 1905 in Vienna
Co-produced with the Latvian National Opera Riga
3.12.2022
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Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
Opera ('lyric fairy tale') in three acts
Sung in Czech, with German surtitles.
Libretto: Jaroslav Kvapil
Premiere: 1901 in Prague
21.1.2023
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Søren Nils Eichberg (*1973)
Performed in English, with German surtitles.
Libretto: Hannah Dübgen, based on the 2003 novel by Margaret Atwood
A new work commission by Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
18.2.2023
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Aus einem Totenhaus

From the House of the Dead
Leoš Janáček (1854 – 1928)
Opera in three acts
Sung in Czech, with German surtitles.
Libretto by the composer, based on the 1862 novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Premiere: 1930 in Brno
30.4.2023
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Die Sache Makropulos

The Makropulos Affair
Leoš Janáček (1854 – 1928)
Opera in three acts
Sung in Czech, with German surtitles.
Libretto by the composer, based on the play by the same name (1922) by Karel Capek
Premiere: 1926 in Brno
30.4.2023