Oper

Richard Wagner

Lohengrin

Romantische Oper in drei Akten

Wednesday 8. May 2024 18:00 – 22:30 2 Breaks Main Stage
Werkeinführung
30 Minuten vor der Vorstellung
im Gustav Mahler-Saal
Area 1 255,00 €
Area 1

255,00 €

Area 2 209,00 €
Area 2

209,00 €

Area 3 180,00 €
Area 3

180,00 €

Area 4 122,00 €
Area 4

122,00 €

Area 5 94,00 €
Area 5

94,00 €

Area 6 69,00 €
Area 6

69,00 €

Area 7 45,00 €
Area 7

45,00 €

Area 8 30,00 €
Area 8

30,00 €

Area 9 18,00 €
Area 9

18,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Abo 11

Ticket information

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

20. December 2023: ELEKTRA 
14. February 2024: IL TRITTICO 
13. March 2024: GUILLAUME TELL 
08. May 2024: LOHENGRIN 
19. June 2024: COSÌ FAN TUTTE


Cast at
8. May 2024

König Heinrich

Georg Zeppenfeld

Elsa von Brabant

Malin Byström

Heerrufer

Attila Mokus

Musikalische Leitung

Christian Thielemann

Inszenierung

Jossi Wieler

Inszenierung

Sergio Morabito

Bühne & Kostüme

Anna Viebrock

Licht

Sebastian Alphons

Ko-Bühnenbildner

Torsten Köpf

5 more dates

Lohengrin

Cast at Friday 26. April 2024

Inszenierung

Jossi Wieler

Inszenierung

Sergio Morabito

Bühne & Kostüme

Anna Viebrock

Licht

Sebastian Alphons

Ko-Bühnenbildner

Torsten Köpf
Lohengrin

Cast at Monday 29. April 2024

König Heinrich

Georg Zeppenfeld

Lohengrin

David Butt Philip

Elsa von Brabant

Malin Byström

Heerrufer

Attila Mokus

Vier brabantische Edle

Juraj Kuchar

Vier brabantische Edle

Oleg Zalytskiy

Vier brabantische Edle

Johannes Gisser

Vier brabantische Edle

Ferdinand Pfeiffer

Vier Edelknaben

Antigoni Chalkia

Vier Edelknaben

Piia Rytkönen

Vier Edelknaben

Lucilla Graham

Vier Edelknaben

Dymfna Meijts

Musikalische Leitung

Christian Thielemann

Inszenierung

Jossi Wieler

Inszenierung

Sergio Morabito

Bühne & Kostüme

Anna Viebrock

Licht

Sebastian Alphons

Ko-Bühnenbildner

Torsten Köpf
Area 1 295,00 €
Area 1

295,00 €

Area 2 249,00 €
Area 2

249,00 €

Area 3 200,00 €
Area 3

200,00 €

Area 4 149,00 €
Area 4

149,00 €

Area 5 104,00 €
Area 5

104,00 €

Area 6 81,00 €
Area 6

81,00 €

Area 7 51,00 €
Area 7

51,00 €

Area 8 34,00 €
Area 8

34,00 €

Area 9 18,00 €
Area 9

18,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Lohengrin

Cast at Thursday 2. May 2024

König Heinrich

Georg Zeppenfeld

Lohengrin

David Butt Philip

Elsa von Brabant

Malin Byström

Heerrufer

Attila Mokus

Musikalische Leitung

Christian Thielemann

Inszenierung

Jossi Wieler

Inszenierung

Sergio Morabito

Bühne & Kostüme

Anna Viebrock

Licht

Sebastian Alphons

Ko-Bühnenbildner

Torsten Köpf
Area 1 255,00 €
Area 1

255,00 €

Area 2 209,00 €
Area 2

209,00 €

Area 3 180,00 €
Area 3

180,00 €

Area 4 122,00 €
Area 4

122,00 €

Area 5 94,00 €
Area 5

94,00 €

Area 6 69,00 €
Area 6

69,00 €

Area 7 45,00 €
Area 7

45,00 €

Area 8 30,00 €
Area 8

30,00 €

Area 9 18,00 €
Area 9

18,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Wagner Zyklus
Wagner Zyklus

Hardly any other opera house in the world can offer such a large part of Richard Wagner's oeuvre in one season as the Haus am Ring. In a separate cycle, we present the two great antipodes Tristan and Isolde and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg on the one hand and the two "Grail works" Lohengrin and Parsifal on the other, juxtaposing an example from the composer's earlier phase with his last stage work.

17. September 2023: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
28. March 2024: PARSIFAL
02. May 2024: LOHENGRIN
30. May 2024: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG

Lohengrin

Cast at Sunday 5. May 2024

König Heinrich

Georg Zeppenfeld

Lohengrin

David Butt Philip

Elsa von Brabant

Malin Byström

Heerrufer

Attila Mokus

Musikalische Leitung

Christian Thielemann

Inszenierung

Jossi Wieler

Inszenierung

Sergio Morabito

Bühne & Kostüme

Anna Viebrock

Licht

Sebastian Alphons

Ko-Bühnenbildner

Torsten Köpf
Area 1 255,00 €
Area 1

255,00 €

Area 2 209,00 €
Area 2

209,00 €

Area 3 180,00 €
Area 3

180,00 €

Area 4 122,00 €
Area 4

122,00 €

Area 5 94,00 €
Area 5

94,00 €

Area 6 69,00 €
Area 6

69,00 €

Area 7 45,00 €
Area 7

45,00 €

Area 8 30,00 €
Area 8

30,00 €

Area 9 18,00 €
Area 9

18,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Lohengrin

Cast at Saturday 11. May 2024

König Heinrich

Georg Zeppenfeld

Lohengrin

David Butt Philip

Elsa von Brabant

Malin Byström

Heerrufer

Attila Mokus

Musikalische Leitung

Christian Thielemann

Inszenierung

Jossi Wieler

Inszenierung

Sergio Morabito

Bühne & Kostüme

Anna Viebrock

Licht

Sebastian Alphons

Ko-Bühnenbildner

Torsten Köpf
Area 1 255,00 €
Area 1

255,00 €

Area 2 209,00 €
Area 2

209,00 €

Area 3 180,00 €
Area 3

180,00 €

Area 4 122,00 €
Area 4

122,00 €

Area 5 94,00 €
Area 5

94,00 €

Area 6 69,00 €
Area 6

69,00 €

Area 7 45,00 €
Area 7

45,00 €

Area 8 30,00 €
Area 8

30,00 €

Area 9 18,00 €
Area 9

18,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

About the Production

Short Summary

Once upon a time there was a king who died and left behind two children, a son and a daughter.

But the daughter was a year older than the son. And one day the two royal children argued with each other about which of them should be king, for the brother said, 'I am a prince, and when there are princes, princesses do not get to reign But the daughter objected: 'I am the first-born and the eldest, I should take precedence

Act 1 60 MIN
Intermission 40 MIN
Act 2 80 MIN
Intermission 45 MIN
Act 3 60 MIN

During our preparation, we came across a fairy tale that begins like this: "Once upon a time there was a king who died and left behind two children, a son and a daughter. But the daughter was a year older than the son. And one day the two royal children argued with each other about which of them should be king, for the brother said: 'I am a prince, and when there are princes, princesses do not get to reign But the daughter said: 'I am the first-born and the eldest, I should take precedence'." Folklore research has been able to prove this story in countless variations. In most cases, the rivalry leads to the brother murdering his sister; in some cases, however, it is the older sister who rebels against the patriarchal gender order by murdering her younger brother. It is precisely this concealed and repressed conflict that triggers the events of the opera: Elsa is the first-born daughter of the Duke of Brabant, but as a woman is excluded from the succession to the throne in favor of her younger brother Gottfried. In addition, she is to be forcibly married to her guardian Telramund in order to maintain patriarchal power. Sufficient good or bad reasons, therefore, to free herself from the humiliating gender role assigned to her through an act of violence. (Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, Anna Viebrock)

Formally, Lohengrin is Wagner's first truly through-composed work. Here, he relies more heavily on the art of transition than in Tannhäuser : the motivic and harmonic material of the three acts is so densely interwoven, the orchestral writing so symphonically organized, that any "numbers" such as Elsa's somnambulistic entrance in the first act or the wedding march, the love duet and the Grail narrative in the third act are self-evident. Wagner also makes characteristic assignments: The key of A major belongs to Lohengrin and the Grail world, the dark, wild F sharp minor (the parallel key) belongs to the antagonist couple Ortrud/Telramund, and everything that refers to the king comes out in C major, which is as striking as it is ultimately empty. This is interwoven with the instrumentation: the King has the brass on his side, Ortrud/Telramund are underpinned by woodwinds and low strings and Lohengrin is surrounded by a glistening halo of multiply divided violins. At the same time, Lohengrin's and Elsa's motifs are reflected in each other, and even Ortrud's sphere can be found within them. (Christian Thielemann)

Wagner's Lohengrin, the pinnacle of artistic Romanticism, also provides a glimpse into the abyss of political Romanticism: The narcissism of an entire nation was reflected in the ideal image of the enigmatic swan knight, who rushes to the aid of a distressed maiden and knows how to strengthen the unity and defensibility of the empire against internal and external enemies; whose mission fails because the rescued maiden is not up to the demands of his love, which requires unquestioning devotion, and is seized by doubts about his purity and unquestionability; who - misunderstood - withdraws from the human world into the mountain air of his tragic loneliness. Wagner has created a projection surface here in which rulers and leaders from Ludwig II to Adolf Hitler believed they could recognize themselves and whose aura at the same time strives to mythically transfigure the role models of patriarchal bourgeois marriage. No other work by Wagner has received as much devout devotion and endured as much critical derision as Lohengrin(Sergio Morabito)

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Cloakroom

The cloakrooms are located next the the entrances at the Operngasse. You can find additional cloakrooms on the left and right side of the balcony and the gallery and in the boxes. All cloakrooms are free of charge.

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Entry to the auditorium is not allowed after the performance has started. This also applied after the break.

Food and Drink

Our gastronomy opens at the same time entry is permitted. You can enjoy some snacks and drinks before the performance starts or you can book a table for the break.

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