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Salon Opéra & Salon Opéra for kids


SALON OPÉRA

On the occasion of 2019 opera premieres, Hotel Bristol – the traditional Viennese hotel vis-à-vis the State Opera – invites opera aficionados to a classical Afternoon Tea including culinary delights and a glass of sparkling wine six times throughout the coming season. In a dialog with Dr. Thomas Dänemark, Secretary General of the Friends of the Vienna State Opera, the stars of current premieres (singers, conductors and directors) will share interesting details about the relevant production and performance.

February 1, 2019, 4 PM

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Gaetano Donizetti

For prima donnas of every generation, such as Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland and Edita Gruberova, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor offers the opportunity to demonstrate virtuosity and powers of expression. The numerous high notes often cause us to forget that the story, which takes place in Scotland, is indeed based on history.

IN DEN HAUPTROLLEN / LEADING ROLES:
GEORGE PETEAN, OLGA PERETYATKO-MARIOTTI, JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ, JONGMIN PARK
DIRIGENTIN / CONDUCTOR:
EVELINO PIDÒ
REGIE / DIRECTOR:
LAURENT PELLY

March 29, 2019, 4 PM

OREST
Manfred Trojahn

Opera lovers invariably associate the character of Orestes with Richard Strauss’ Electra. Manfred Trojahn’s Orest, premièred in 2011 in Amsterdam, is in fact linked in a way to Strauss’ masterpiece, as the action of Trojahn’s libretto, which he wrote himself, picks up where Hofmannsthal’s story leaves off. An interesting work, and not just for fans of Greek mythology!

IN DEN HAUPTROLLEN / LEADING ROLES:
THOMAS J. MAYER, THOMAS EBENSTEIN, LAURA AIKIN, EVELYN HERLITZIUS, AUDREY LUNA
DIRIGENT / CONDUCTOR:
MICHAEL BODER
REGIE / DIRECTOR:
MARCO ARTURO MARELLI

May 17, 2019, 4 PM

„DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN“
Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss’s magical and psychological opera “Die Frau ohne Schatten”, which allows many different interpretations, is without question the best known work to have seen its world première at the Vienna State Opera. The new production of the work being presented to mark the 100th anniversary of the première will be conducted by no less a personage than the phenomenal Christian Thielemann.

IN DEN HAUPTROLLEN / LEADING ROLES:
STEPHEN GOULD, CAMILLA NYLUND, EVELYN HERLITZIUS, NINA STEMME, WOLFGANG KOCH
DIRIGENT / CONDUCTOR:
CHRISTIAN THIELEMANN
REGIE / DIRECTOR:
VINCENT HUGUET

JUNE 14, 2019, 4 PM

OTELLO
Giuseppe Verdi

No opera demonstrates how much harm a handkerchief in the hands of an intriguer can cause better than Verdi’s second to last work. Ever since its première, this riveting Shakespeare adaptation has been an indispensable part of the programmes at international opera houses.

IN DEN HAUPTROLLEN / LEADING ROLES:
ALEKSANDRS ANTONENKO, OLGA BEZSMERTNA, VLADISLAV SULIMSKY
DIRIGENT / CONDUCTOR:
MYUNG-WHUN CHUNG
REGIE / DIRECTOR:
ADRIAN NOBLE

SALON OPÉRA FOR KIDS


January 19, 2019, 12:00 NOON

COPPÉLIA for kids
Léo Delibes

The doll maker Coppélius is a familiar figure from Offenbach’s opera “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”, and the amorous entanglements in Delibes’ ballet are also caused by a doll.

Opening and make-up workshop from 11.00 am

May 18, 2019, 12:00 NOON

LOHENGRIN for kids
Richard Wagner

After transforming the young Duke Gottfried into a swan, the evil sorceress Ortrud and her husband accuse Elsa of murdering her younger brother. Rescue arrives in the form of the knight Lohengrin, who proves Elsa’s innocence and marries her. There is just one problem, however: he is not permitted to give them his name.

Opening and make-up workshop from 11.00 am

SALON OPÈRA

Price per ticket for the event, including Afternoon Tea
and a glass of Schlumberger DOM:
€ 49

SALON OPÉRA FOR KIDS

Opening and make-up workshop from 11.00 am.
For children from 4 years.
Price per child incl. snack + drinks and per accompanying person
€ 25

BOOKING/RESERVATION:

+43 (1) 515 16 6100

Our partner: Freunde der Wiener Staatsoper, Bösendorfer, Schlumberger, Bernhard AV