Arabella - Semperoper Dresden (2014) - Arabella - Semperoper Dresden (2014)

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New production, in co-production with Salzburg Festival.

Dark clouds had gathered over the 1933 world premiere of this last joint work by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which unmasks the illusory world of an ailing society. The impoverished noble family Waldner plans to marry Arabella to a wealthy suitor, of which there are many – but also her younger sister, who is cause for some uproar, dressed as a man. The »pretty« facade of tonal composition conceals the banality and chasms of humanity. Various amorous complications and misunderstandings ensue, which nevertheless lead to a happy conclusion. This co-production between the Salzburg Easter Festival 2014 and the Semperoper in Dresden, conducted by Christian Thielemann and performed by an exquisite cast, will be shown in Dresden within the framework of the »Richard-Strauss -Days«.  Internationally renowned singers Anja Harteros and Thomas Hampson portray the loving couple, Arabella and Mandryka.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.

Schedule

November 07, 2014 19:00:00

November 10, 2014 19:00:00

Casting

Christian Thielemann

Albert Dohmen

Gabriele Schnaut

Anja Harteros

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

Thomas Hampson

Daniel Behle

Benjamin Bruns

Derek Welton

Steven Humes

Daniela Fally

Jane Henschel

Werner Harke

Rafael Harnisch

Andreas Soika

Tobias Schrader

Work's characters list

Conductor

Graf Waldner

Adelaide

Arabella

Zdenka

Mandryka

Matteo

Graf Elemer

Graf Dominik

Graf Lamoral

Fiakermilli

Kartenlegerin

Welko

Ein Zimmerkellner

Djura

Jankel

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