Vec Markopulos - Wiener Staatsoper (2015) - Vec Makroopulos - Wiener Staatsoper (2015)

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The Makropulos Affair is is all about the recipe for a secret potion that will extend the life of one who drinks it. And Emilia Marty, now 337 years old and still young and beautiful, has made frequent use of this potion. However, she now realizes that immortality does not bring human fulfilment, for it is only the finiteness of life that makes it precious... Just a few years before his death, Leoš Janáček described this basic idea in a letter to his paramour: “We are happy only because we know that our lives will not last long.” The Wiener Staatsoper is now continuing its Janáček cycle with its premire of The Makropoulos Affair.

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December 13, 2015 00:00:00

December 15, 2015 00:00:00

December 18, 2015 00:00:00

December 20, 2015 00:00:00

December 23, 2015 00:00:00


Peter Stein

Jakub Hrůša

Laura Aikin

Rainer Trost

Margarita Gritskova

Markus Marquardt

Norbert Ernst

Wolfgang Bankl

Heinz Zednik

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Emilia Marty

Albert Gregor


Jaroslav Prus

Janek Prus

Dr. Kolenatý, avocat