Die Gezeichneten - Bayerische Staatsoper (2017) - Die Gezeichneten - Bayerische Staatsoper (2017)

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Physically disfigured, Alviano Salvago appears condemned to a life without love and erotic fulfilment. He devotes all his energy to creating a perfect – if artificial – world, in accordance with his vision – the island of Elysium.

Yet, this beautiful utopia has a dark side. Inspired by Alviano's maxim, "Let beauty be the bounty of the strong," the city of Genua's male elite regularly abduct young women, take them to the island and rape them. Alviano seeks to bring an end to this and make his creation available to the whole world. When Carlotta, daughter of the city governor, invites Alviano to sit for a portrait, she reawakens in him the hope of personal happiness. The encounter, however, turns out to be just as catastrophic as the opening of Elysium. Against a backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, Franz Schreker attempts to localise his complex identity as an artist and human being; reflecting human nature as it reels between the intellectual search for absolutes and instinctive desire; between feelings of omnipotence and desolation.

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


July 01, 2017 19:00:00

July 04, 2017 19:00:00

July 07, 2017 19:00:00

July 11, 2017 19:00:00


Krzysztof Warlikowski

Ingo Metzmacher

Tomasz Konieczny

Christopher Maltman

Alastair Miles

Catherine Naglestad

John Daszak

Matthew Grills

Kevin Conners

Sean Michael Plumb

Andrea Borghini

Peter Lobert

Andreas Wolf

Tomasz Konieczny

Heike Grötzinger

Dean Power

Kristof Klorek

Ulrich Reß

Christian Rieger

Iris van Wijnen

Tölzer Knabenchor

Work's characters list



Herzog Antoniotto Adorno, der Doge von Genua

Graf Andrae Vitelozzo Tamare

Lodovico Nardi

Carlotta Nardi

Alviano Salvago

Guidobald Usodimare

Menaldo Negroni

Michelotto Cibo

Gonsalvo Fieschi

Julian Pinelli

Paolo Calvi

Capitaneo di giustizia






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