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Weinberger "Schwanda the Bagpiper"

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Jaromír Weinberger’s opera Švanda dudák received its premiere in Prague in 1927 and became known in the German-speaking world in a translation by Max Brod. However, the National Socialists put an abrupt end not only to the run of success the work was enjoying, but to Weinberger’s entire career as well. In recent years, at least his popular opera Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer, with its mixture of Bohemian folk music and late Romanticism, has made a successful comeback on the stage. With this work, Tobias Kratzer returns to Vienna and explores not just the colourful surface, but more particularly the dark secrets found by depth psychology in this fairy-tale world for adults. His overall concept is an adaptation of Schnitzler's Traumnovelle and Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. There are a few scenes in it in which sexual content is depicted. More information

Performers

Petr Popelka 
conductor 
Tobias Kratzer 
stage direction 
Rainer Sellmaier 
Stege design and costumes 
Andrè Schuen 
baritone 
 (Schwanda )
Vera-Lotte Boecker 
soprano 
 (Dorota )
Pavol Breslik 
tenor 
 (Babinsky )
Esther Pavlu 
mezzo-soprano 
 (Königin )
Krešimir Stražanac 
bass-baritone 
 (Teufel )
Sorin Coliban 
bass 
 (Magier )
Miloš Bulajić 
tenor 
 (Richter / Der Höllenhauptmann / 1. Landsknecht )
Henry Neill 
baritone 
 (2. Landsknecht )
Iurie Ciobanu 
tenor 
 (Scharfrichter / Des Teufels Famulus )
Arnold Schoenberg Chor
mixed choir 
Erwin Ortner 
choirmaster 
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra 

Programme

Jaromír Weinberger
"Schwanda the Bagpiper", Folk Opera in two Acts
"Svanda Dudák" ("Schwanda the Bagpiper"), Folk Opera in two Acts
1927
115min
Composer: Jaromír Weinberger

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Location

Theater an der Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
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