Event

Franz Lehár, Die Lustige Witwe (the merry widow)

La fenice theatre season 2017/2018

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In Austro-Hungarian Vienna, the capital of a multi-ethnic, multinational empire in its twilight years, where the Danube was a most important transport route, the three titles of the Danubian Trilogy were staged at the Theater an der Wien within fifty years. While Strauss, who transplanted the light waltz of the 19th-century bourgeoisie into Offenbach’s harshly satirical tradition, is regarded as the inventor of the Viennese operetta, Lehár’s Merry Widow was an extraordinary and unexpected success in the Vienna of Freud, Mahler, Schnitzler and Schönberg. Almost 20 years later, Hungarian composer Kálmán closed the loop by innervating this popular form of musical theatre with Gypsy and Magyar elements: his Countess Maritza deliberately plays footsie with an operetta by Strauss, also on a Gypsy theme.

Conductor: Stefano Montanari
Director: Damiano Michieletto
Sets: Paolo Fantin
Costumes: Carla Teti
Light designer: Alessandro Carletti

cast

Hanna Glawari ⎮ Nadja Mchantaf
Danilo Danilowitsch ⎮ Christoph Pohl

direttore ⎮ Stefano Montanari
regia ⎮ Damiano Michieletto
sets ⎮ Paolo Fantin
costumes | Carla Teti
light designer | Alessandro Carletti

La Fenice Choir & Orchestra
Chorus Master ⎮ Claudio Marino Moretti

La Fenice Opera House new production
with Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

english surtitles 

Date: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 to Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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Price: 
from 50€

info and booking www.teatrolafenice.it