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Wiener Staatsoper

The appeal of Margarethe Wallmann's »Tosca« production has stood the test of time since 1958. The staging has also garnered interest on account of its symbolic allure with the impressive number of renowned artistic personalities who have appeared before the Viennese audience in this very production with these very decorations and in these very costumes in memorable performances. The gallery of outstanding performers will now be continued in all three performance series of this season, including with Viennese role debuts of international audience favourites.

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Die Zauberflöte


A troupe of travelling players under the direction of Viennese magician Kratky-Baschik are working under high pressure to create their very own, darker version of Mozart’s opera THE MAGIC FLUTE. The end justifies any means: they write new songs in a variety of styles (“Who will be the first to hit f6?”). Based on the original composition, they mix fragments of the libretto with improvisations and new lyrics, and, in terms of aesthetics, they search for a style reminiscent of the lost world of vaudeville, cabaret and Prater street theatre. This (fictional) group’s crises and joyful moments along the path to the perfect show increasingly blend with the real origin story of Mozart’s world famous opera.

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Wiener Staatsoper

The story of a mermaid who falls in love with a human, abandons her life in the sea and fails in the world has been taken up by many a Europe's fairy tales and legends. One need only think of Hans Christian Andersen's tale The Little Mermaid, which enjoys enduring popularity to this day. Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka was also inspired by Andersen, but the opera, which premiered in 1901, also dealt with numerous other themes.

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Die Kameliendame

Wiener Staatsoper

When Alexandre Dumas fils published his semi-autobiographical novel La dame aux camélias in 1848, he not only achieved his greatest success, but also created one of the stage’s most moving stories.

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Animal Farm

Wiener Staatsoper

The audience will see the premiere of an opera based on Orwell’s classic of the dystopia of a failed liberation struggle. The animals on a squalid farm revolt against their tyrannical owners, but soon come under the rule of a new leader from their own ranks.

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