Ab 6. October 2019

Der Rosenkavalier

Comedy for Music in three Acts
By Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Co-production with Volksoper Wien

- With Surtitles -

Dauer: 4:00
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“You are da Ponte and Scribe in one person.” It is hard to imagine a worse affront for Richard Strauss to offer his sensitive, or perhaps even touchy, librettist than this unfortunate comment. Surely, Hugo von Hofmannsthal did not mind being compared with Mozart’s lyricist, who at all times worked with the composer on an equal footing. Comparing him Eugène Scribe, however, a successful author of a factory-like prolificacy but no literary quality worth mentioning, will most likely have soured, or even poisoned, this well-meant compliment.

Like no other work, DER ROSENKAVALIER represents the congenial cooperation of this eminently productive duo. After ELEKTRA, the poet and the composer searched for somewhat lighter material for a new opera. “In the space of only three afternoons, I have created a complete and entirely fresh scenario for a light opera, with drastic comedy in both characters and situations”, Hofmannsthal wrote to Strauss on 11 February 1909. He had found the ambience for this light opera in the Viennese era of Maria Theresia, which provided him with a backdrop for an – ultimately timeless – comedy of manners with an extreme variety of characters. It was a piece full of (not exclusively) Austrian morbidity and wickedness, a panorama of a society in transformation with current references, a melancholy meditation on ephemerality.  

Both authors repeatedly faced the reproach that their ROSENKAVALIER was an exercise in escapism and that they did not have the courage to surpass the radicality of ELEKTRA. But this view ignores the subversive power of humour and the great potential inherent in the creators’ psychological delicacy: “You have to be light: to hold, take and let go with a light heart and light hands … Those who are not like that will be punished by life, and God will not have mercy on them”, Marschallin sings – types and characters who rise and fall, driven hither and thither between love and impermanence.

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Die Feldmarschallin Fürstin Werdenberg  Martina Welschenbach
Der Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau  Franz Hawlata (Termine)
Tobias Schabel (Termine)
Herr von Faninal  Giorgos Kanaris
Sophie, seine Tochter  Louise Kemény
Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin  Yannick-Muriel Noah
Valzacchi  Johannes Mertes
Annina  Anjara I. Bartz (Termine)
Susanne Blattert (Termine)
Ein Polizeikommissar  Martin Tzonev
Der Haushofmeister bei der Feldmarschallin  Taras Ivaniv
Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal  Jón Rúnar Arason
Eine Modistin  Katrin Stösel
Ein Notar  Egbert Herold
Ein Wirt  Jonghoon You
Ein Sänger  George Oniani (Termine)
Jonghoon You (Termine)
Drei adelige Waisen  Yoonsoo Kil (Termine)
Joelle Fleury (Termine)
Ramuné Slizauskiene (Termine)
Ein Tierhändler  Takahiro Namiki
Vier Lakaien der Marschallin  Jae Hoon Jung (Termine)
Gintaras Tamutis (Termine)
Miljan Milovic (Termine)
Jeongmyeong Lee (Termine)
Vier Kellner  Dong-Wook Lee (Termine)
Sven Bakin (Termine)
Algis Lunskis (Termine)
Christian Specht (Termine)
Hausknecht  Eduard Katz
Chor  Chor des Theater Bonn
Kinder- und Jugendchor  Kinder- u. Jugendchor des Theater Bonn
Statisterie  Statisterie des Theater Bonn
Orchester  Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Musikalische Leitung  Dirk Kaftan
Kostüme  Dagmar Morell
Licht  Boris Kahnert
Choreinstudierung  Marco Medved
Einstudierung Kinder- und Jugendchor  Ekaterina Klewitz
Regieassistenz und Abendspielleitung  Ruben Michael
Regieassistenz  Maximilian Berling
Musikalische Assistenz  Lautauro Mura Fuentealba
Studienleitung  Pauli Jämsä
Korrepetition  Igor Horvat
Bühnenbildassistenz  Ansgar Baradoy
Kostümassistenz  Marina Rosenstein
Inspizienz  Tilla Foljanty
Übertitel  Andreas Schütte
Julia Kluxen-Ayissi
Wolfram Kastorp
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Termine und Karten

Eine Koproduktion mit der Volksoper Wien