Sunday, 25 May 2014

New Season 2014-2015 in Leipzig

The season of the Oper Leipzig takes place in 2 theaters : the Opera House and the Musical Comedy. The first one is dedicated to 'grand opera' and the second to operetta and musical.

In the opera house, the following operas will be performed :

- Charles Gounod : Faust, conducted by Anthony Bramall, directed by Michiel Dijkema (new production) ;
- Nino Rota : Aladin and the Magic Lamp, directed by Jasmin Solfaghari (children opera in German, in a reduced version, new production) ;
- Giacomo Puccini : Madama Butterfly, conducted by Anthony Bramall, directed by Aron Stiehl (new production) ;
- Richard Wagner : Siegfried, conducted by Ulf Schirmer, directed by Rosamund Gilmore (new production) ;
- Gordon Getty : The Canterville Ghost, conducted by Matthias Foremny, directed by Anthony Pilavachi. This is a world première as a double bill with Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (new production) ;
- Richard Wagner : Tannhäuser, conducted by Matthias Foremny, as a concert staged by Verena Graubner

- Giuseppe Verdi : Nabucco, directed by Dietrich Hilsdorf (revival) ;
- Richard Strauss : Die Frau ohne Schatten, directed by Kalazs Kovalik (revival) ;
- Giacomo Puccini : Tosca, directed by Michiel Dijkema (revival) ;
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Die Zauberflöte, directed by Ralf Nürnberger (revival) ;
- Gaetano Donizetti : Don Pasquale, directed by Lindy Hume (revival) ;
- Igor Stravinsky : The Rake's Progress, directed by Damiano Michieletto (revival) ;
- Giuseppe Verdi : Rigoletto, directed by Anthony Pilavachi (revival) ;
- Giuseppe Verdi : La Traviata, directed by Andreas Homoki (revival) ;
- Engelbert Humperdinck : Hänsel und Gretel, originally directed by Birgit Eckenweber ;
- Giacomo Puccini : La Bohème, directed by Peter Konwitschny (revival) ;
- Richard Wagner : Das Rheingold, directed by Rosamund Gilmore (revival) ;
- Richard Wagner : Die Walküre, directed by Rosamund Gilmore (revival) ;
- Giacomo Puccini : Manon Lescaut, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco (revival) ;
- Richard Wagner : Das Liebesverbot, directed by Aron Stiehl (revival) ;
- Richard Wagner : Parsifal, directed by Roland Aeschlimann (revival).

The following operettas and musicals are scheduled in the Musikalische Komödie :

- Johann Strauß : Die Fledermaus, directed by Volker Vogel (revival) ;
- Franz Lehar : Die lustige Witwe, directed by Volker Vogel (revival) ;
- Ralph Benatzky : Im weißen Rössl, directed by Volker Vogel (new production) ;
- Frederick Loewe : My Fair Lady, directed by Karl Zugowski (revival) ;
- Emmerich Kalman : Die Csardasfürstin , directed by Franziska Severin (revival) ;
- Albert Lortzing : Zar und Zimmermann, directed by Dominik Wilgenbus (revival) ;
- Johann Strauß : Der Zigeunerbaron, directed by Günter Lohse (revival).

With 8 new productions (including a world première) and 21 revivals, the Oper Leipzig is a very active place, though most of the operas belong to the standard repertoire (6 operas by Wagner, 4 by Puccini, 3 by Verdi).

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